TESTS OF BITUMINOUS MIXTURES WITH SERVICE BEHAVIOR

THE TWO PROPERTIES THAT AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF BITUMINOUS MIXTURES IN ROAD SURFACES ARE (1) STABILITY AND (2) DURABILITY. STABILITY OF A PAVING MIXTURE IS DEFINED AS ITS ABILITY TO RESIST PERMANENT DEFORMATION UNDER THE MOVING OR STATIONARY WHEELS OF TRAFFIC VEHICLES. DURABILITY OF THE MIXTURE IS DEFINED AS ITS ABILITY TO RESIST ADVERSE EFFECTS OF SUCH NATURAL ELEMENTS AS WATER, AIR, AND SUNLIGHT AND OF SUCH MECHANICAL FORCES AS THE WEARING OF ABRADING ACTION OF MOVING WHEELS. FROM TIME TO TIME, VARIOUS LABORATORY TESTS HAVE BEEN DEVISED TO MEASURE THESE TWO FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTIES. A NUMBER OF TESTS IN USE TODAY WERE DESIGNED TO MEASURE THE PROPERTY OF STABILITY. THESE INCLUDE THE HUBBARD-FIELD, MARSHALL, SKIDMORE SHEAR, CAMPEN BEARING, UNCONFINED COMPRESSION, HVEEM STABILOMETER, AND SEVERAL VARIETIES OF TRIAXIAL-COMPRESSION TESTS. THE PRIMARY AIM IS TO DETERMINE WHETHER STABILITY OF THE MIXTURE AS EVALUATED BY THESE METHODS CAN BE CORRELATED WITH PERFORMANCE OF THE PAVEMENT UNDER TRAFFIC.

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    • No 273, 16 PP
  • Publication Date: 1955-4

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  • Accession Number: 00210987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Research Board Bibliography
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1994 12:00AM