Work Item
ASTM WK41379

New Practice for Compaction of Prismatic Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Test Specimens by Means of the Shear Box Compactor

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee shall be the promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research, and the development of standards pertaining to asphalt materials used in pavements, asphalt surface treatments, aggregates used in asphalt mixtures, graded aggregate used in bases or subbases, and to other materials, products, systems, and services incidental to all types of highway and transportation construction and maintenance. The types of standards developed include, but are not limited to, specifications, test methods, practices, guides, and terminology.

The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees and other organizations having mutual interest.
The activities shall be coordinated with other ASTM Committees when necessary.
The area of interest of the Committee is materials used in the construction and maintenance of highways, and other transportation construction.


Prismatic; sample preparation


Various methods are used to compact prismatic samples of hot mix asphalt are in use within the asphalt industry. This standard practice will provide clarity and procedures for the manufacture of these samples using one type of device. Other devices can be used for the same purpose and the sub-committee will strive to provide a standard practice for each of the types of compaction through the support of the equipment manufactures

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D04.20

Committee: D04

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 03-15-2013

Technical Contact: Kieran McGrane

Item: 001

Ballot: D04.20 (13-02)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution

Item: 002

Ballot: D04 (14-03)

Status: Withdrawn From Balloting

Item: 016

Ballot: COS (15-07)

Status: Ballot Item Approved