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Significance and Use
5.1 The procedure described in this practice is used to design OGFC mixtures that will provide good performance in terms of permeability (tending to reduce hydroplaning and potential for skidding), and durability when subjected to high volumes of traffic.
1.1 This practice covers the mix design of open-graded friction course (OGFC) using the superpave gyratory compactor (SGC) or other suitable forms of compaction. The OGFC mix design is based on the volumetric properties of the mix in terms of air voids, and the presence of stone-on-stone contact. Information found in Guide D6932 should be reviewed before starting the mix design. Where applicable, Specification D3666 should be applied as a minimum for agencies testing and inspecting road and paving materials.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units 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 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.
C29/C29M Test Method for Bulk Density (Unit Weight) and Voids in Aggregate
C127 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
C131 Test Method for Resistance to Degradation of Small-Size Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine
C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
C1252 Test Methods for Uncompacted Void Content of Fine Aggregate (as Influenced by Particle Shape, Surface Texture, and Grading)
D946 Specification for Penetration-Graded Asphalt Cement for Use in Pavement Construction
D2041 Test Method for Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
D2419 Test Method for Sand Equivalent Value of Soils and Fine Aggregate
D3203 Test Method for Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense and Open Bituminous Paving Mixtures
D3381 Specification for Viscosity-Graded Asphalt Cement for Use in Pavement Construction
D3666 Specification for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials
D4791 Test Method for Flat Particles, Elongated Particles, or Flat and Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate
D5821 Test Method for Determining the Percentage of Fractured Particles in Coarse Aggregate
D6114 Specification for Asphalt-Rubber Binder
D6373 Specification for Performance Graded Asphalt Binder
D6390 Test Method for Determination of Draindown Characteristics in Uncompacted Asphalt Mixtures
D6752 Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Automatic Vacuum Sealing Method
D6857 Test Method for Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures Using Automatic Vacuum Sealing Method
D6925 Test Method for Preparation and Determination of the Relative Density of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Specimens by Means of the Superpave Gyratory Compactor
D6926 Practice for Preparation of Bituminous Specimens Using Marshall Apparatus
D6932 Guide for Materials and Construction of Open-Graded Friction Course Plant Mixtures
AASHTO StandardsR 30 Mixture Conditioning of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) T 283 Resistance of Compacted Bituminous Mixture to Moisture-Induced Damage
Other ReferencesNCAT Report No. 2001-01 Design, Construction, and Performance of New-Generation Open-Graded Friction Courses TRB Synthesis 284
ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)
UNSPSC Code 30121500(Bituminous derivatives)
ASTM D7064 / D7064M-08(2013), Standard Practice for Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC) Mix Design, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top