ASTM D8038 - 16

    Standard Practice for Reclamation of Recycled Aggregate Base (RAB) Material

    Active Standard ASTM D8038 | Developed by Subcommittee: D18.14

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.09


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Use of recycled aggregate base has become commonplace in transportation applications.

    4.2 RAB may be used alone or in mixtures with other aggregate materials (virgin and/or recycled) in the production of unbound base course materials.

    4.3 Quality of RAB is critical for successful reuse in pavement base applications. This practice is intended to provide a common baseline framework for assuring material, operator, and facility quality for production of RAB.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers selected aspects for reclamation of recycled aggregate base (RAB) material derived from asphalt pavement or concrete. RAB may be called recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) or recycled concrete aggregate (RCA).

    1.2 This practice is provided related to material quality, material quality control testing, and also operator and facility qualifications.

    1.3 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    Note 1: Sieve size is identified by its standard designation in Specification E11. The alternative designation given in parentheses is for information only and does not represent a different standard sieve size.

    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.

    1.5 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 means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.


    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

    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

    C535 Test Method for Resistance to Degradation of Large-Size Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine

    C702 Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size

    D8 Terminology Relating to Materials for Roads and Pavements

    D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D2940 Specification for Graded Aggregate Material For Bases or Subbases for Highways or Airports

    D6307 Test Method for Asphalt Content of Asphalt Mixture by Ignition Method

    D6928 Test Method for Resistance of Coarse Aggregate to Degradation by Abrasion in the Micro-Deval Apparatus

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30120000(Roads and landscape); 30121601(Asphalt); 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8038-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8038-16, Standard Practice for Reclamation of Recycled Aggregate Base (RAB) Material, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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