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# Aggregate Crushing Value

### Aggregate Crushing Value

AGGREGATE CRUSHING VALUE
This test helps to determine the aggregate crushing value of coarse aggregates as per IS: 2386 (Part IV) – 1963. The apparatus used is Cylindrical measure and plunger, Compression testing machine, IS Sieves of sizes – 12.5mm, 10mm and 2.36mm

Procedure to determine Aggregate Crushing Value
i) The aggregates passing through 12.5mm and retained on 10mm IS Sieve are oven-dried at a temperature of 100 to 110oC for 3 to 4hrs.

ii) The cylinder of the apparatus is filled in 3 layers, each layer tamped with 25 strokes of a tamping rod.

iii) The weight of aggregates is measured (Weight ‘A’).

iv) The surface of the aggregates is then leveled and the plunger inserted. The apparatus is then placed in the compression testing machine and loaded at a uniform rate so as to achieve 40t load in 10 minutes. After this, the load is released.

v) The sample is then sieved through a 2.36mm IS Sieve and the fraction passing through the sieve is weighed (Weight ‘B’).

vi) Two tests should be conducted.

Aggregate crushing value = (B/A) x 100%.

### Kanwarjot Singh

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## 55 comments on "Aggregate Crushing Value"

ali hassen says:

hello .. i nood ask about the higher and the low result for aggregate crushing value test . if u dont mind send the me the nomber .
thank u alot

JEGANATHAN.K says:

Hello,
What is the relationship between the compressive strength and tensile strength of the concrete?

ARUN KUMAR GUPTA says:

generally tensile strenght is 10 to 12 percent of its compressive strength.

Lye Veei Chiew says:

Customer said the crushing value of aggregate must higher than 3 but I see the normal test result for ACV is is % of original mass?
Could u expalin. Thanks.

Regards,
VC Lye (Mr.)

murali krishna says:

WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP OF AIV & LAV ?

bhupendra paras says:

i want to know what is the difference between compressive strength and crushing value. of aggregates.

azrin azlan says:

if u don’t mind..
please send me the percentage value for AIV…

DEEPAK KUMAR says:

AS THE I.S CONSIDERATIONS SIZE OF AGGREGATE FOR CRUSHING VALUE SHOULD LIES BETWEEN 10-12.5MM
WT VARIATION I RESULT IS EXPECTED WHEN SMALLER SIZE AGGREGATE IS USED IN TEST??

Rohan says:

Aggregate Crushing value depends on the shape of agg also. Angular aggregates have a lower
ACV, than Irregular or rounded aggregates.If we cut a core out of the same agg
(Say in the quarry) and test for compressive strength, will give a higher MPa value.
It can be considered as a concrete cylinder or UCS tested in lab. So it is hard to corelate
ACV to core(UCS)strength. Core cut from the agg shears under crushing, but ACV is different.
This is not a direct answere to your question but some thoughts.

okwu peter says:

i want to know the importance of impact value of coarse aggregate

DUAN Zhenhua says:

I want to know the relationship between ACV and TFV, if there is correlational eqautions?

Lehlohonolo says:

Please describe for me the aggregate crushing value.

zubayed says:

how can we say where we can use the agg (like..in road construction or pavement construction), by knowing the value of ACV
which is better TO know,ACV or 10% fines value(TFV)..?

Simon Okosun says:

I wish to recieve mails describing the various tests carried out on soil, cement and water in the civil engineering laboratory.thank you.

Karthik says:

Dear Sir,
What is the effect of ACV experiment on Crushing value?

Michael LUNGU says:

What is the numerical relationship between the ACV and the 10% fact value and how do the values relate.

Arnold Sorea says:

From ACV results what will the maximum permissible valus to descide if aggregate can or cannot be used for concrete.

Abalo Tehoungue says:

Ho do i test the quality of ballast for a railroad track.

MK. Backson says:

please i would like to know the importance

of 10% fine test on chippings

Abdus S Hazarika says:

what is the difference between aggregate crushing value and aggregate impact value?

tamizharasan says: