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Aggregate Testing

Soundness (24)

Welcome to the Soundness course. This course describes the sulfate soundness test used to determine an aggregate’s resistance to disintegration by weathering and, in particular, freeze-thaw cycles. This includes a discussion on the origins of the test, alternate weathering tests that are sometimes used, a description of the sulfate soundness test method, and an examination of typical results.
  • Overview
  • Typical Soundness Tests
  • Sulfate Soundness
  • Issues with Sulfate Soundness Tests
  • Freezing and Thawing Soundness
  • Aggregate Durability Index
  • Summary and Approximate Test Time
  • Summary
  • Approximate Test Time
  • Basic Procedure
  • Results
  • Parameters Measured
  • Specifications
  • Typical Values
  • Calculations
  • (Quiz) Soundness
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever