Significance and Use
Resilient modulus can be used in the evaluation of materials quality and as input for pavement design, evaluation and analysis. With this method, the effects of temperature and load on resilient modulus can also be investigated.
Note 1—The quality of the results produced by this standard are dependent on the competence of the personnel performing the procedure and the capability, calibration, and maintenance of the equipment used. Agencies that meet the criteria of Practice D3666 are generally considered capable of competent and objective testing/sampling/inspection/etc. Users of this standard are cautioned that compliance with D3666 alone does not completely assure reliable results. Reliable results depend on many factors; following the suggestions of D3666 or some similar acceptable guideline provides a means of evaluating and controlling some of those factors.
1.1 This test method covers procedures for preparing and testing laboratory-fabricated or field-recovered cores of bituminous mixtures to determine resilient modulus values using a repeated-load indirect tension test.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are regarded as the standard. Values in parentheses are for informational use.
1.3 A precision and bias statement for this standard has not been developed at this time. Therefore, this standard should not be used for acceptance or rejection of a material for purchasing purposes.
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.
D3387 Test Method for Compaction and Shear Properties of Bituminous Mixtures by Means of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Gyratory Testing Machine (GTM)
D3666 Specification for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials
D4013 Practice for Preparation of Test Specimens of Bituminous Mixtures by Means of Gyratory Shear Compactor
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
D6931 Test Method for Indirect Tensile (IDT) Strength of Bituminous Mixtures
NCHRPProject1-28A, Research Results Digest Number 285--Laboratory Determination of Resilient Modulus for Flexible Pavement Design, January 2004
indirect tension test; Poisson’s ratio; recoverable deformation; resilient modulus; Resilient modulus; Bituminous paving mixtures; Indirect tension test; Poisson's ratio; Recoverable deformation
ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)
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