ASTM D8079 - 16

    Standard Practice for Preparation of Compacted Slab Asphalt Mix Samples Using a Segmented Rolling Compactor

    Active Standard ASTM D8079 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Asphalt slabs compacted with the rolling compactor can be used to obtain specimens for further testing, including bulk specific gravity following Test Methods D1188, D2726, and D6752, fatigue performance characteristics following Test Method D7460 or AASHTO T 321, and Hamburg wheel-track testing following AASHTO T 324.

    5.2 Specimens to perform other standard tests could also be obtained, as long as their volume is contained within the volume of a slab.

    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 Specification D3666 are generally considered capable of competent and objective testing, sampling, inspection, etc. Users of this practice 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 some similar acceptable guideline that provides a means of evaluating and controlling some of those factors.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the fabrication of slabs of asphalt mix using an automated laboratory rolling compactor (RC). Compacted specimens are suitable for volumetric and physical property testing. This practice should not be used for acceptance or rejection of a material or for purchasing purposes.

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

    1.3 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D979/D979M Practice for Sampling Bituminous Paving Mixtures

    D1188 Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Coated Samples

    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

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

    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

    D7460 Test Method for Determining Fatigue Failure of Compacted Asphalt Concrete Subjected to Repeated Flexural Bending

    E644 Test Methods for Testing Industrial Resistance Thermometers

    AASHTO Standards

    AASHTO M 323 Specification for Superpave Volumetric Mix Design

    AASHTO T 321 Method of Test for Determining the Fatigue Life of Compacted Asphalt Mixtures Subjected to Repeated Flexural Bending

    AASHTO T 324 Method of Test for Hamburg Wheel-Track Testing of Compacted Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121601(Asphalt)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8079-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8079-16, Standard Practice for Preparation of Compacted Slab Asphalt Mix Samples Using a Segmented Rolling Compactor, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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