Volume 14, Issue 1 (January 1986)

    A Rapid Test for Asphalt Content of Bituminous Mixtures


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    A simple test procedure has been developed that greatly speeds the determination of the asphalt content of hot-mix bituminous mixtures. It involves a brief but thorough mixing of standard quantities of a bituminous mixture and trichloroethylene. The transmittance of light by the asphalt-trichloroethylene solution is then measured and correlated with the asphalt content of the mixture. The method takes about 5 min and uses reasonably inexpensive equipment that is highly portable. Preliminary tests indicate that the new method is as accurate as existing methods.

    Author Information:

    Martinez Chavez, JJ
    SUR IIIA #751, Col. Sector Popular, Mexico, D.f.,

    Winslow, DN
    School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, Grissom Hall, West Lafayette, IN

    Stock #: JTE10317J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE10317J

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    Title A Rapid Test for Asphalt Content of Bituminous Mixtures
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D04