ASTM D3319 - 11(2017)

    Standard Practice for the Accelerated Polishing of Aggregates Using the British Wheel

    Active Standard ASTM D3319 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.51

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice simulates the polishing action of vehicular traffic on coarse aggregates used in bituminous pavements.

    4.2 A polish value is determined that may be used to rate or classify coarse aggregates for their ability to resist polishing under traffic.

    Note 1: The quality of the results produced by this standard are dependant upon the competence of the personnel performing the procedure and the capability, calibration, and the maintenance of the equipment used. Agencies that meet the criteria of Specification D3666 are generally considered capable of competent and objective testing, sampling, inspection, etc. Users of this standard are cautioned that compliance with Specification D3666 alone does not completely ensure reliable results. Reliable results depend on many factors: following the suggestions of Specification D3666 or similar acceptable guideline provides a means of evaluating and controlling some of those factors.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a laboratory procedure by which an estimate may be made of the extent to which different coarse aggregates may polish.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. Regarding sieves, per Specification E11, “The values stated in SI units shall be considered standard for the dimensions of the wire cloth openings and the diameter of the wires used in the wire cloth.” When sieve mesh sizes are referenced, the alternate inch-pound designations are provided for information purposes and enclosed in parentheses.

    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.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    C778 Specification for Sand

    D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates

    D1415 Test Method for Rubber Property--International Hardness

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

    E303 Test Method for Measuring Surface Frictional Properties Using the British Pendulum Tester

    E501 Specification for Rib Tire for Pavement Skid-Resistance Tests


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D3319-11R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D3319-11(2017), Standard Practice for the Accelerated Polishing of Aggregates Using the British Wheel, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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