Aggregate plays an important role in pavement construction. Aggregates influence, to a great extent, the load transfer capability of pavements. Hence it is essential that they should be thoroughly tested before using for construction. Not only that aggregates should be strong and durable, they should also possess proper shape and size to make the pavement act monolithically. Aggregates are tested for strength, toughness, hardness, shape, and water absorption.
There are many tests which are conducted to check the quality of aggregates. Aggregates are very important component of concrete, so the quality really matters when it comes to aggregates.
Various test which are done on aggregates are listed below.