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Fall 2018 Quiz 2 Date: Oct 2nd and 3rd 2018

1. What property does LA loss measure? Explain 1 point
Why is LA loss requirement more stringent for asphalt concrete as compared to cement
concrete? 1 point

2. Asphalt concrete mixture was to be used on I-295 using all angular aggregates. Due to the
last minute unavailability of these aggregates, the source was changed to river gravel.
What problems could be expected? (List at least two points) 1 point

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3. What is the importance of determining voids of compacted aggregates? 1 point

4. What is the volume represented by the difference between the SSD and the submerged
weight of an aggregate? 1 point

5. Which one is greater, apparent or dry bulk specific gravity? Explain 1 point

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6. Coarse aggregate is placed in a rigid bucket and rodded with the tamping rod by determining
its unit weight. The following data are obtained:
Volume of bucket: 0.75 ft3; Weight of empty bucket: 30.5 lbs
Weight of bucket filled with dry rodded coarse aggregates: 90 lbs.
If the bulk specific gravity of the aggregate is 2.650, calculate percent voids between aggregate
particles based on the dry-rodded unit weight. 2 points

7. Table below shows the grain size distribution for two aggregates and the specification limits
for an asphalt concrete. Determine:
A. The blend proportion required to meet the specification and the gradations of the blend.
B. Given:
Aggregate A: Bulk specific gravity = 2.774; absorption = 0.4%
Aggregate B : Bulk specific gravity = 2.390; absorption = 3.1%
Aggregate C : Bulk specific gravity = 2.552; absorption = 5.4% ,
Calculate the specific gravity and the absorption of the blend. 4 points

Percent passing
Size

25mm 12 mm 9.5mm 4.75 mm 2.36 mm 0.60 mm 0.30 mm 0.15 mm 0.075mm
(3.4 in) (1/2 in) (3/8 in) (no.4) (no. 8) (no. 30) (no.50) (no.100) (no.200)
Spec.
100 80-100 70-90 50-70 30-50 18-29 13-23 8-16 4-10
limits
Aggregate
100 100 100 79 66 41 38 21 12
A
Aggregate
100 92 54 24 3 1 0 0 0
B
Aggregate
100 100 84 51 29 19 8 14 9
C

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