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MicroDeval

MicroDeval
Purpose

TheMicroDeval abrasiontestisatestof
coarseaggregatetodetermineabrasionlossin
thepresenceofwaterandanabrasivecharge.

MicroDeval
TestProcedures

ASTMD6928
AASHTOT327

MicroDeval
SignificanceandUse
Manyaggregatesaremoresusceptibletoabrasion
whenwetthandry.
TheMicroDeval testincorporatestheuseofwaterin
contrasttosomeothertests,whichareconductedondry
aggregate.

Thetestresultsarehelpfulinevaluatingthe
toughness/abrasionresistanceofcoarseaggregate
subjecttoabrasionwhenadequateinformationisnot
availablefromservicerecords.
Thistestisusefulfordetectingchangesinpropertiesof
aggregateproducedfromanaggregatesourceaspart
ofaqualitycontrolorqualityassuranceprocess.

MicroDeval
Apparatus

MicroDeval AbrasionMachine
Containers
AbrasiveCharge
Sieves
Oven
Balance

MicroDeval
Machine

MicroDeval
Container

MicroDeval
SteelCharge

MicroDeval
TotalUnfractionatedDriedSample

MicroDeval
SamplePreparation

Separatematerialintoindividualsize
fractions.
Washandovendry(230F+ 9F)toa
constantmass.
Recombinematerialtomeettheappropriate
gradationasshowninthefollowingtables.
Testsampleshouldbe1500+ 5g.

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NominalMax> 19.0mm()
Passing
Retained
Mass(g)

TotalWt.=

375
375
750
1500

789
NominalMax= 12.5mm()
Passing

Retained

#4
TotalWt.=

Mass(g)

750
375
375
1500

89M
NominalMax= 9.5mm()
Passing

Retained

Mass(g)

750

#4

750

TotalWt.=

1500

MicroDeval
SamplePreparation #4(4.75mm)fraction

MicroDeval
SamplePreparation inch(6.3mm)fraction

MicroDeval
SamplePreparation inch(9.5mm)frac on

MicroDeval
TestProcedure
Determineandrecordmassofsampletothe
nearest1.0g.
Immersesamplein2.0+ 0.05litersoftap
waterat68+ 9Fforatleast1hour.
PlacesampleandwaterinMicroDeval
containerwithsteelcharges.
Steelchargesshouldbe5000+ 5g

InstallcoverandplaceintotheMicroDeval
machine.

MicroDeval
SamplePreparation WeighingSizeFractions

MicroDeval
PlacingWeighedSampleinContainer

MicroDeval
SamplePreparation MeasuringWater

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MicroDeval
PouringMeasuredWaterintoContainer

MicroDeval
PlacingWeighedSteelChargesinContainer

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MicroDeval
SamplePreparation SealedContainer

MicroDeval
TestProcedure
Runmachineat100(+/ 5)rpmforthe
requirednumberofrevolutionsshownbelow.
Size

Revolutions
Required

Time(Minutes)

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12,000( 100)

120( 1min)

789

10,500( 100)

105( 1min)

89M

9,000( 100)

95( 1min)

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MicroDeval
TestProcedure

MicroDeval
TestProcedure

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MicroDeval
TestProcedure
Carefullypoursampleandsteelballsovera#4
sievesuperimposedona#16sieve.
Washsamplewithahandheldwaterhose
untilwashingsareclearandallmaterial
smallerthanthe#16sievepassesthatsieve.
Removethesteelballsusingamagnetand
discardmaterialsmallerthanthe#16sieve.

MicroDeval
TestProcedure FinishedSample

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MicroDeval
TestProcedure Decanting

MicroDeval
TestProcedure Decanting

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MicroDeval
TestProcedure GettingAlltheSampleOut

MicroDeval
TestProcedure GettingAlltheSampleOut

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MicroDeval
TestProcedure Washing

MicroDeval
TestProcedure RemovingCharges

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MicroDeval
TestProcedure RinsingCharges

MicroDeval
TestProcedure DischargingCharges

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MicroDeval
RemovingAggregatefromCharges

MicroDeval
TestProcedure AssuringNoChargesLeft

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MicroDeval
TestProcedure
Combinethematerialretainedonthe#4and
#16sieves.
Ovendrythesampletoaconstantmassat
230 (+/ 9).
Weighthefinalmasstothenearest1.0gand
recordtheMassB.

MicroDeval
TestProcedure
CalculatetheMicroDeval abrasionlosstothe
nearest0.1percent.
%

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