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What is the sieve analysis procedure?

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A sieve analysis procedure is a test used to determine the different grain and particle size distribution of a given material. Various sized sieves are used, normally starting at 80 mm, to pass the aggregate through to determine the different sizes. A scale or balance is also used to weigh the sample due to the weight of the material being a large factor in practical application as well.

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The information gathered in these tests is used for many different applications, from designing filters for earth dams to the how well it will perform for road construction. The properties of the aggregate affects many factors, including the bulk density and stability. Once the material is tested, it makes it much easier to pick a material that gives the best performance for a given application.

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