FINAL REPORT OF PHASE I - EVALUATION OF NUCLEAR BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT DENSITY GAGES

A FIELD EVALUATION OF THREE TYPES OF NUCLEAR BITUMINOUS DENSITY GAUGES WAS CONDUCTED ON BITUMINOUS PAVEMENTS MADE FROM FOUR DIFFERENT TYPES OF AGGREGATES. NUCLEAR DENSITY READINGS WERE COMPARED TO DENSITIES OF CORED AND SAWED SAMPLES REMOVED FROM THE PAVEMENT. REPEATABILITY, STANDARD ERROR AND CORRELATION OF THE SYSTEMS WERE DETERMINED. THE SENSITIVITY OF NUCLEAR GAGES TO ASPHALT PAVEMENT COMPOSITION WAS DISCUSSED. RESULTS INDICATED THAT NUCLEAR GAUGES HAVE RELIABILITY EQUAL TO CONVENTIONAL METHODS IN DETERMINING DENSITIES IF THE GAUGE CALIBRATION CURVES ARE CORRECTED FOR THE COMPOSITION OF MATERIAL TESTED. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-pr, 64-15
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania Department of Highways

    400 North Street
    Harrisburg, PA  USA  17120-0095

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Worona, V
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00210414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1994 12:00AM