The compaction characteristics of bituminous concrete with particular reference to design methods

A research programme has been designed to investigate whether a functional relationship exists between compactive effort and degree of compaction (density), and if so, whether any useful parameter may be obtained from such a relationship for the comparison of various compaction methods. It has been found that the degree of compaction is linearly related to the logarithm of compactive effort and a parameter of 'compactive efficiency' has been derived from the functional relationship to provide a basis for comparing the various methods of compaction available. The possible use of the concept of strain in the compaction studies has been suggested which may provide a rational basis for the design of bituminous concrete mixtures for road construction. It may also provide a rapid method of laboratory assessment for the quality control of bituminous concrete production from hot mix plants.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 268-88
  • Monograph Title: Studies in the optimum design of highway bridge superstructures
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 5

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  • Accession Number: 01442057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:58PM