Advances in Aggregates and Armourstone Evaluation

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John-Paul Latham
Geological Society of London, 1998 - Science - 201 pages
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The maintenance and upgrading of our built environment, including large sections of coastal defences, relies heavily on natural construction materials. The text aims to highlight a range of pressing research issues in natural construction materials of direct relevance to an industry facing growing pressures for environmental sustainability and standardization of product quality within Europe. Tests and specifications given in the forthcoming Eurostandards for aggregates and armourstones are considered and correlated with older more widely used tests, including those which could impact upon current road safety. This text should be useful to: aggregate and amourstone suppliers and users; civil and engineering geologists; quarry companies; and Local and County Authority engineers and coastal engineers.
 

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Contents

Sources of sand and gravel
3
The UK marine sand and gravel dredging industry an application
33
The outlook for rock armour and beach recharge
59
Assessment and specification of armourstone quality from CIRIA
65
Meeting the demand for rock armour and
87
Opening and operation of the Pasir Panjang quarry
107
Abrasion of a series of tracer materials
121
Canadian experience with the microDeval test for aggregates
139
Assessing the wear characteristics
149
Possible
159
A statistical study of aggregate testing data with
169
An investigation of some alternative aggregates
185
An approach to the abrasion testing of individual pieces
193
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