Field Testing of Asphaltic Concrete Mixes, HR-101 and R-183, 1968

(1968) Field Testing of Asphaltic Concrete Mixes, HR-101 and R-183, 1968. Transportation, Department of


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The amount of asphalt cement in asphaltic concrete has a definite effect on its durability under adverse conditions. The expansion of the transportation system to more and heavier loads has also made the percentage of asphalt cement in a mix more critical. The laboratory mixer does not duplicate the mixing effect of the large pugmills; therefore, it is impossible to be completely sure of the asphalt cement needed for each mix. This percentage quite often must be varied in the field. With a central testing laboratory and the high production of mixing plants today, a large amount of asphaltic concrete is produced before a sample can be tested to determine if the asphalt content is correct. If the asphalt content lowers the durability or stability of a mix, more maintenance will be required in the future. The purpose of this project is to determine the value of a mobile laboratory in the field, the feasibility of providing adequate, early testing in the field, and correlation with the central laboratory. The major purpose was to determine as soon as possible the best percentage of asphalt.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Asphalt cement, Asphalt concrete, Concrete mixers, Laboratory tests, Testing, Mobile laboratory
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Research > Concrete
Transportation > Research > Asphalt
ID Code: 16992
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2014 11:55
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2014 15:32