Sand Mining pp 147-153 | Cite as

Sand: The Fine Aggregate

  • D. Padmalal
  • K. Maya
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Aggregate materials like sand, gravel, and crushed stone occupy a substantial volume of concrete used in constructions. The demand for high quality aggregates that meet the specifications of civil engineers for construction activities is increasing year after year. A better understanding of the aggregate properties is essential for ensuring the construction processes economical and civil structures long lasting. This chapter deals with a brief description of the characteristics and usefulness of fine aggregates for different construction purposes. The precautions that are to be taken during transportation and storage of aggregates are also discussed in the chapter.


Fine aggregates Fine aggregate utility Properties of aggregates Storing and handling of aggregates 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Earth Science StudiesThiruvananthapuramIndia

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