Effects of fine aggregate abrasion resistance and its fineness module on wear resistance of Portland cement concrete pavements
Akpinar, Muhammet Vefa; Karadeniz Technical University
Aydin, Metin Mutlu; Akdeniz University
DOI: 10.7764/RDLC.16.1.126 In this research, effects of fine aggregate abrasion resistance and its fineness module on wear resistance of Portland cement concrete pavements studied. Concrete samples included fine crushed limestone aggregate, fine crushed limestone-basalt mixture, and fine crushed basalt aggregate. The study results showed that LA abrasion rate of 30 % or less of fine aggregates would be necessary for long lasting concrete roads. Furthermore, it was found that fine aggregate’s fineness module of 3.15 will significantly increase concrete road surface’s wear resistance. As the fine aggregate’s fineness module value increased from 2.2 to 3.15, the concrete’s wear amount decreased to 15.5 %. Study findings also showed that using basalt aggregates instead of widely used limestone aggregates, will significantly increase pavement concrete wear resistance.