Standard Test Procedures Report
Unit weight and voids of aggregate
NameDate of Performance Student IDDate of Submission Semester/Section
This test method covers the determination of unit weight in a compacted or loose condition of fine and coarse aggregates. Unit weight values of aggregates arc necessary for use for manymethods of selecting proportions for concrete mixtures. They may also be used fordetermining mass/volume relationships for conversions and calculating the percentages of voidsin aggregates. Voids within particles, cither permeable or impermeable, are not included invoids as determined by this test method.
APPARATUS AND MATERIALSApparatus
Balance: Accurate within 0.1% of the test load and graduated to at least 0.1 Ib (0.05 kg)..
Tamping rod: A round, straight steel rod, 5/S in (\b mm) in diameter andapproximately 24 in (600 mm) in length, having one end rounde to a hemispherical tipof the same diameter as the rod.
Measure: A cylindrical metal measure, preferably provided with handles. It shall be wa-.tertight, wi.th the top and bottom true and even, and sufficiently rigid to retain itsfonn under rough usage. The measure shall have a height approximately equal to thediameter, but in no case shall the height be less than 80% nor more than 150% of thediameter. The capacity of the measure shall conform to the limits in Table 7.1 for theaggregate size to be tested. The thickness of metal in the measure shall be • asdescribed in Table 7.2. The interior wall of the measure shall be a smooth andcontinuous surface.
Calibration equipment: A piece of plate glass, preferably at least 1/4 in. (6 mm) thick andat least 1 in. (25 mm) larger than the diameter of the measure to be calibrated. A•w
Fine aggregate about 1 kg