DS/EN 1097-6:2013

Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates - Part 6: Determination of particle density and water absorption


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Current
Type:
Standard
Language:
EN
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Scope

This European Standard specifies the reference methods used for type testing and in case of dispute, for the determination of particle density and water absorption of normal weight and lightweight aggregates. Other methods may be used for other purposes, such as factory production control, provided that an appropriate working relationship with the reference method has been established. For convenience, some of these other methods are also described in this standard.
The reference methods for normal weight aggregates specified are:
- a wire basket method for aggregate particles retained on the 31,5 mm sieve (Clause 7, except for railway ballast which uses Annex B);
- a pyknometer method for aggregate particles passing the 31,5 mm test sieve and retained on the 4 mm test sieve (Clause 8);
- a pyknometer method for aggregate particles passing the 4 mm test sieve and retained on the 0,063 mm test sieve (Clause 9).
In Clauses 7, 8 and 9, three different particle density parameters (oven-dried particle density, saturated and surface dried particle density and apparent particle density) and water absorption are determined after a soaking period of 24 h. In Annex B, the oven-dried particle density parameter is determined after soaking in water to constant mass.
The wire basket method may be used as an alternative to the pyknometer method for aggregate particles passing the 31, 5 mm test sieve and retained on the 4 mm test sieve. In case of dispute, the pyknometer method described in Clause 8 should be used as the reference method.
NOTE 1 – The wire basket method can also be used for single aggregate particles retained on the 63 mm sieve.
NOTE 2 – The pyknometer method described in Clause 8 can be used as an alternative for aggregates passing the 4 mm sieve but retained on the 2 mm sieve.
The reference method for lightweight aggregates (Annex C) is a pyknometer method for aggregate particles passing the 31,5 mm test sieve and retained on the 4 mm test sieve. Three d ...


Number of pages: 56

Published: 2013-07-25

Date of approval: 2013-07-15

International relationships : EN 1097-6:2013 IDT

ICS: 91.100.15 - Mineral materials and products

Item number: M247426


Committees

Committee

  • CEN/TC 154/SC 6

Danish committee

DS/S-347