ASTM D3549 / D3549M - 11

    Standard Test Method for Thickness or Height of Compacted Bituminous Paving Mixture Specimens

    Active Standard ASTM D3549 / D3549M | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    The thickness of a compacted bituminous paving mixture is often used as a construction check to insure that the proper quantity of materials has been placed on a project and to correct strength measurement on constant diameter specimens with varying heights.

    Note 1—The equipment and personnel performing this test method can be evaluated by Practice D 3666.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers determination of the thickness (or height) of compacted bituminous paving mixture specimens.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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

    D1188 Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Coated Samples

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

    D3666 Specification for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121500(Bituminous derivatives); 30120000(Roads and landscape)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3549_D3549M-11

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