Significance and Use
This test method can be used to test asphalt concrete mixtures in conjunction with mixture design testing to determine the potential for moisture damage, to determine whether or not an antistripping additive is effective, and to determine what dosage of an additive is needed to maximize the effectiveness. This test method can also be used to test mixtures produced in plants to determine the effectiveness of additives under the conditions imposed in the field.
1.1 This test method covers procedures for preparing and testing asphalt concrete specimens for the purpose of measuring the effect of water on the tensile strength of the paving mixture. This test method is applicable to dense mixtures such as those appearing in the Table for Composition of Bituminous Paving Mixtures in Specification D 3515. This test method can be used to evaluate the effect of moisture with or without antistripping additives including liquids and pulverulent solids such as hydrated lime or portland cement.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units in parentheses shall be regarded separately as standard. The values in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.
1.3 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.
D979 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Paving Mixtures
D1074 Test Method for Compressive Strength of Bituminous Mixtures
D1561 Practice for Preparation of Bituminous Mixture Test Specimens by Means of California Kneading Compactor
D2041 Test Method for Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of 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
D3387 Test Method for Compaction and Shear Properties of Bituminous Mixtures by Means of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Gyratory Testing Machine (GTM)
D3496 Practice for Preparation of Bituminous Mixture Specimens for Dynamic Modulus Testing
D3515 Specification for Hot-Mixed, Hot-Laid Bituminous Paving Mixtures
D3549 Test Method for Thickness or Height of Compacted Bituminous Paving Mixture Specimens
D3665 Practice for Random Sampling of Construction Materials
D4013 Practice for Preparation of Test Specimens of Bituminous Mixtures by Means of Gyratory Shear Compactor
D4123 Test Method for Indirect Tension Test for Resilient Modulus of Bituminous Mixtures
D6926 Practice for Preparation of Bituminous Specimens Using Marshall Apparatus
antistripping additives; asphalt concrete paving mixtures; moisture; tensile strength; water; Additive dosage; Antistripping asphalt additives; Asphalt paving mixtures; Concrete admixtures; Effectiveness testing; Moisture analysis--asphalt/bituminous materials; Pavement surfaces; Plant-produced concrete mixtures; Tensile properties/testing--concrete; Water analysis;
ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)
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