HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF ASPHALT CONTENT DETERMINATION BY THE IGNITION METHOD (WITH DISCUSSION)

This study was conducted to develop a reliable, detailed test procedure for determining Asphalt Cement (AC) content by the ignition method. The goal was to minimize the overall test time as well as technician time and to produce a test method with acceptable accuracy. A detailed test procedure for the ignition method was developed based upon previous laboratory studies at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT). Using the developed test procedure, an extensive evaluation of the ignition method was performed in the laboratory on mixtures with differing mixture properties. The purpose of the laboratory investigation was to determine the accuracy of this test method for AC content and gradation determinations.

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  • Accession Number: 00728537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1996 12:00AM