Development of a rapid measurement system for coarse aggregate morphological parameters
Hejun Zhu, Huaiying Fang*, Yuanyuan Cai, Ning Lv
Morphological parameters of coarse aggregates, including the angularity index (AI), flat and elongated ratio, flatness ratio, and sphericity, strongly affect the performance of asphalt concrete. A device must be developed to efficiently and accurately measure these parameters. Herein, a charge-coupled device camera and a linear profile scanner are combined to evaluate the parameters. The AI is calculated using three methods. The results show that the fitted-ellipse method provides superior results among the three AI measurement methods. Moreover, the use of a linear profile scanner improves the AI measurement accuracy. Therefore, the proposed combination has high measurement efficiency and is suitable for batch inspections.
Charge-coupled device camera; Linear profile scanner; Angularity; Flatness ratio; Sphericity