ASTM D4223 / D4223M - 12

    Standard Practice for Preparation of Test Specimens of Asphalt-Stabilized Soils

    Active Standard ASTM D4223 / D4223M | Developed by Subcommittee: D18.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.08


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    Significance and Use

    This practice is intended for the preparation of standard specimens of soil-asphalt mixtures suitable for tests of Test Methods , D1560, D1561, D4123, and other tests using specimens of the above dimensions. This practice is limited to only fine-grained soils as defined in 6.1.

    Note 1—The quality of the results produced by this practice is dependent on the competence of the personnel performing it and the suitability of the equipment and facilities used. Agencies that meet the criteria of Practice D3740 are generally considered capable of competent and objective testing, sampling, inspection, and so forth. Users of this practice are cautioned that compliance with Practice D3740 does not in itself ensure reliable results. Reliable results depend on many factors; Practice D3740 provides a means of evaluating some of those factors.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the selection and proportioning of soils and emulsified or cutback asphalts and the fabrication of 100-mm [4-in.] diameter by 65-mm [2.5-in.] high test specimens.

    1.2 All observed and calculated values shall conform to the guidelines for significant digits and rounding established in Practice D6026.

    1.3 UnitsThe values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units [presented in brackets] are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.3.1 The gravitational system of inch-pound units is used when dealing with inch-pound units. In this system, the pound (lbf) represents a unit of force (weight) while the unit for mass is slugs. The rationalized slug unit is not given, unless dynamic (F=ma) calculations are involved.

    1.3.2 It is common practice in the engineering/construction profession to concurrently use pounds to represent both a unit of mass (lbm) and of force (lbf). This implicitly combines two separate systems of units; that is, the absolute system and the gravitational system. It is scientifically undesirable to combine the use of two separate sets of inch-pound units within a single standard. As stated, this standard includes the gravitational system of inch-pound units and does not use/present the slug unit for mass. However, the use of balances or scales recording pounds of mass (lbm) or recording in lbm/ft3 shall not be regarded as nonconformance with this standard.

    1.4 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word Standard in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

    1.5 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. ^REFERENCE:

    ASTM Standards:

    C117 Test Method for Materials Finer than 75-μm (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing

    C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates

    D8 Terminology Relating to Materials for Roads and Pavements

    D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D977 Specification for Emulsified Asphalt

    D1074 Test Method for Compressive Strength of Bituminous Mixtures

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

    D1559 Test Method for Resistance to Plastic Flow of Bituminous Mixtures Using Marshall Apparatus (Withdrawn)

    D1560 Test Methods for Resistance to Deformation and Cohesion of Bituminous Mixtures by Means of Hveem Apparatus

    D1561 Practice for Preparation of Bituminous Mixture Test Specimens by Means of California Kneading Compactor

    D2026 Specification for Cutback Asphalt (Slow-Curing Type)

    D2027 Specification for Cutback Asphalt (Medium-Curing Type)

    D2028 Specification for Cutback Asphalt (Rapid-Curing Type)

    D2216 Test Methods for Laboratory Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil and Rock by Mass

    D2397 Specification for Cationic Emulsified Asphalt

    D2419 Test Method for Sand Equivalent Value of Soils and Fine Aggregate

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

    D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction

    D4123 Test Method for Indirect Tension Test for Resilient Modulus of Bituminous Mixtures (Withdrawn)

    D4318 Test Methods for Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit, and Plasticity Index of Soils

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data


    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

    C117 Test Method for Materials Finer than 75-m (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing

    C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates

    D8 Terminology Relating to Materials for Roads and Pavements

    D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D977 Specification for Emulsified Asphalt

    D1074 Test Method for Compressive Strength of Bituminous Mixtures

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

    D1559 Test Method for Resistance to Plastic Flow of Bituminous Mixtures Using Marshall Apparatus

    D1560 Test Methods for Resistance to Deformation and Cohesion of Bituminous Mixtures by Means of Hveem Apparatus

    D1561 Practice for Preparation of Bituminous Mixture Test Specimens by Means of California Kneading Compactor

    D2026 Specification for Cutback Asphalt (Slow-Curing Type)

    D2027 Specification for Cutback Asphalt (Medium-Curing Type)

    D2028 Specification for Cutback Asphalt (Rapid-Curing Type)

    D2216 Test Methods for Laboratory Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil and Rock by Mass

    D2397 Specification for Cationic Emulsified Asphalt

    D2419 Test Method for Sand Equivalent Value of Soils and Fine Aggregate

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

    D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction

    D4123 Test Method for Indirect Tension Test for Resilient Modulus of Bituminous Mixtures

    D4318 Test Methods for Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit, and Plasticity Index of Soils

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.020 (Earth works. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11111501(Soil); 30121601(Asphalt)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D4223_D4223M-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4223 / D4223M-12, Standard Practice for Preparation of Test Specimens of Asphalt-Stabilized Soils, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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