VIBRATORY COMPACTION OF ASPHALT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

THERE ARE SEVERAL MODELS OF VIBRATORY ROLLERS THAT CAN MEET THE CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS' 95 PERCENT RELATIVE COMPACTION REQUIREMENT FOR ASPHALT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS. USE OF VIBRATORY ROLLERS PRODUCED LOWER ASPHALT CONCRETE PERMEABILITIES THAN THOSE OBTAINED USING PNEUMATIC ROLLERS, EITHER PARTIALLY OR EXCLUSIVELY. PAVEMENT SURFACE UNDULATIONS WILL NOT RESULT IF VIBRATORY ROLLERS ARE OPERATED AT A FREQUENCY ABOVE 1800 VPM. THE DOUBLE VIBRATORY DRUM ROLLERS TESTED TO DATE HAVE PROVEDED HIGHER ASPHALT CONCRETE DENSITIES WITH FEWER COVERAGES THAT ALL THE OHTER TYPES OF COMPACTORS TESTED. COMPATIBLE COMBINATIONS OF AMPLITUDE, FREQUENCY, AND ROLLER WEIGHT MUST BE PROVIDED FOR SATISFACTORY COMPACTION TO BE ACHIEVED. /DOT/

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95819
  • Authors:
    • Cechetini, J A
    • Sherman, G B
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: o

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00215702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Interm Rep
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM