DIAMETRICAL COMPRESSION TEST OF CLOSE-TEXTURED BITUMINOUS MATERIALS TO FAILURE POINT /IN FRANCH/

RESULTS OF TESTS ON SAMPLES PREPARED IN THE LABORATORY OR TAKEN FROM THE WEARING COURSE SHOW THAT THE DIAMETRICAL COMPRESSION TEST TO FAILURE POINT ON CYLINDRICAL SPECIMENS CAN, IN PRACTICE, BE CARRIED OUT ON BITUMINOUS MATERIALS OF THE ASPHALTIC CONCRETE GROUP, OVER THE WHOLE RANGE OF TEMPERATURES CONSIDERED IN ROAD RESEARCH, AND ON FLATTENED CORES SUCH AS THOSE OBTAINED FROM SAMPLINGS OF CLOSE-TEXTURED BITUMINOUS SURFACINGS WITH A THICKNESS CONFORMING TO CURRENT STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS. AS A RESULT OF THE SENSITIVITY AND REPRODUCIBILITY OF THE TEST UNDER CONSIDERATION, DENSE BITUMINOUS MIXTURES CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED AS SIMILAR, OR DIFFERENTIATED FROM EACH OTHER ACCORDING TO SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPOSITION, MANUFACTURE, APPLICATION AND COMPACTION. IT IS POSSIBLE TO EVALUATE THEIR RESPECTIVE PROPERTIES, WHICH BECOME APPARENT UNDER ULTIMATE TENSILE STRENGTH TESTS APPLIED PARALLEL TO THE SURFACE OF THE IN-SITU SURFACING. THIS IS OF SPECIAL INTEREST FOR ESTABLISHING A CORRELATION BETWEEN RESULTS OF TESTS ON SMAPLES IN THE LABORATORY OF SAMPLES FROM SURFACINGS SUBJECTED TO NORMAL TRAFFIC AND CLIMATIC CONDITIONS. IT ALSO LEADS TO A PROGRESSIVE AND RECIPROCAL ADAPTATION OF LABORATORY TESTING PROCEDURE, AND METHODS USED ON CONSTRUCTION SITES. /LCPC/RRL/A/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 12, No 1, PP 21-47, 7 FIG, 4 TAB, 1 PHOT, 8 REF
  • Authors:
    • Huet, J
  • Publication Date: 1967-3

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Technique Routiere
    • Publisher: Association Permanente des Congres Belges de Route
    • ISSN: 0040-1277

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00211022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 4 1971 12:00AM