This test method is used primarily to determine the grading of materials proposed for use as aggregates or being used as aggregates. The results are used to determine compliance of the particle size distribution with applicable specification requirements and to provide necessary data for control of the production of various aggregate products and mixtures containing aggregates. The data may also be useful in developing relationships concerning porosity and packing. Accurate determination of material finer than the 75-µm (No. 200) sieve cannot be achieved by use of this test method alone. Test Method C117 for material finer than 75-µm sieve by washing should be employed.
KeywordsCoarse Aggregates - Fine Aggregates - Grading - Particle Size Distribution - Sieve Analysis - Sieving and Grading
ICS CODE91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)
UNSPSC CODE30111800 (Aggregates)
ASTM C136 / C136M-14, Standard Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org