The resistance of the grout and the concrete block in compression is limited by crushing of the grout or concrete under a flexible base plate. In the engineering models used, the flexible base plate is replaced by an equivalent rigid plate. The equivalent plate is formed from the column crosssection increased by a strip of effective width c
Aggregate base course (road base) The largest application of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) is for the aggregate base course in road term refers to the center layer of the roadbed. A crosssection of pavement would show dirt, or subgrade, as the lowest of three levels, layered on top by aggregate base course, and finally capped on top by pavement, either concrete or asphalt.