ASTM D1188 - 07e1

    Standard Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Coated Samples

    Active Standard ASTM D1188 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is useful in calculating percent air voids as given in Test Method D3203. Since specific gravity has no units, it must be converted to density when this type of measurement is required. This conversion is made by multiplying the specific gravity at a given temperature by the density of water at the same temperature.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of bulk specific gravity of specimens of Parafilm-coated, compacted bituminous mixtures as defined in Terminology .

    1.2 This method should be used with samples that contain open or interconnecting voids or absorb more than 2 % of water by volume, or both, as determined by Section 8.

    1.3 The bulk specific gravity of the compacted bituminous mixtures may be used in calculating the unit weight of the mixture.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D979 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Paving Mixtures

    D1461 Test Method for Moisture or Volatile Distillates in Bituminous Paving Mixtures

    D2726 Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Non-Absorptive Compacted Bituminous Mixtures

    D3203 Test Method for Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense and Open Bituminous Paving Mixtures

    D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing

    D5361 Practice for Sampling Compacted Bituminous Mixtures for Laboratory Testing

    D6752 Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Automatic Vacuum Sealing Method

    E12 Terminology Relating to Density and Specific Gravity of Solids, Liquids, and Gases


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121500(Bituminous derivatives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1188-07E01

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