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A Study on The Relationship between Aggregate Impact Values (AIV) and Los Angeles Abrasion Values (LAAV) of Charnockites/Charnockitic Gneisses in Sri Lanka

Author:

U. De S. Jayawardena

University of Peradeniya, LK
About U. De S.

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering

Eng.(Dr) , BSc (Hon.) Sri Lanka, MSc AIT Bangkok, DEng Kyushu, CEng, MIE(Sri Lanka)

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Abstract

The quality of construction works in Civil Engineering largely depends on the properties of materials. The properties of rock aggregates depend upon the natural conditions of different rock types. It has been understood that the changes of engineering properties in different rock types may be related to the rock texture. Therefore, studies on the engineering properties of different rock types provide prior knowledge on the quality of such rock types as well as on potential locations of suitable sources for industry. Aggregate Impact Values and Los Angeles Abrasion Values are the most important engineering properties of rock materials for road constructions and Charnockite/Charnockitic Gneiss is [he widely distributed metamorphic rock in Sri Lanka. The objective of this research is to find out the relationship between AIV and LAAV of Charnockite/Charnockitic Gneiss in Sri Lanka.

 

A hundred and sixty-seven (167) Charnockite/Charnockitic gneiss rock samples were collected from quarries and exposed rocks in different localities in Sri Lanka, except in the Northern and the Southern provinces, and tested for their Aggregate Impact Values and Los Angeles Abrasion Values. The results were interpreted in different ways and it was found that the ratio of LAAV/AIV for Charnockite/ Charnockitic Gneiss is 1.242 + 0.115. The average values for AIV and LAAV of Charnockite/ Charnockitic Gneiss rock are 23% and 29% respectively.

How to Cite: Jayawardena, U.D.S., (2008). A Study on The Relationship between Aggregate Impact Values (AIV) and Los Angeles Abrasion Values (LAAV) of Charnockites/Charnockitic Gneisses in Sri Lanka. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. 41(3), pp.37–41. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v41i3.7089
Published on 30 Jul 2008.
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