SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF AGGREGATES IN ASPHALTIC PAVING MIXTURES

WEIGHT-VOLUME RELATIONS ARE WIDELY USED AS CRITERIA FOR THE DESIGN OF BITUMINOUS PAVING MIXTURES. THE DETERMINATION OF SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF THE VARIOUS CONSTITUENTS OF THE PAVING MIXTURE IS THEREFORE A NECESSARY PART OF THE DESIGN PROCEDURE. HOWEVER, A UNIFORM PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF AGGREGATES FOR USE IN THE DESIGN OF BITUMINOUS PAVING MIXTURES HAS NOT BEEN ADOPTED. THIS REPORT COMPARES VALUES OF SPECIFIC GRAVITY OBTAINED BY SEVERAL PROCEDURES. THREE PROCEDURES WERE STUDIED WHICH YIELD THE SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF THE AGGREGATE DIRECTLY: BULK SPECIFIC GRAVITY, APPARENT SPECIFIC GRAVITY AND BULK IMPREGNATED SPECIFIC GRAVITY. TWO OTHER PROCEDURES WERE STUDIED WHICH MEASURE THE SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF THE BITUMINOUS MIXTURE DIRECTLY: AEROSOL AND VACUUM PROCEDURE AND AEROSOL AND PYCNOMETER PROCEDURE. THE BULK-IMPREGNATED SPECIFIC GRAVITY PROCEDURE AND THE AEROSOL AND VACUUM PROCEDURE WERE BOTH FOUND TO YIELD VALUES OF SPECIFIC GRAVITY CONSIDERED TO CLOSELY REPRESENT THE PROBABLE WEIGHT-VOLUME RELATIONSHIPS IN BITUMINOUS MIXTURES. THE AEROSOL AND VACUUM PROCEDURE REQUIRED LESS TIME THAN THE BULK, APPARENT, AND BULK- IMPREGNATED PROCEDURES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 34, pp 320-328
  • Authors:
    • Benson, J F
    • Subbaraju, B
  • Publication Date: 1955

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  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 11-14, 1955
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  • Accession Number: 00210984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1994 12:00AM