SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1951

Application of the Triaxial Test to Bituminous Mixtures California Research Corporation Method


This paper outlines the theoretical and mathematical considerations underlying the development of the closed-system triaxial compression test described in the Appendix. Criteria for rating the suitability of bituminous paving mixes for various traffic conditions are presented. As the result of several years' experience in the use of this testing procedure, it is recommended for design of all mixed-type bituminous surfaces.

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Smith, V., R.
California Research Corp., Richmond, Calif.
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Developed by Committee: D04
Pages: 55–72
DOI: 10.1520/STP48407S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-6732-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6503-8