VOLUMETRIC DESIGN OF ASPHALTIC CONCRETE PAVEMENT

PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR TWO ASPHALTIC CONCRETE OVERLAY PROJECTS IN DISTRICT SEVENTEEN HAVE BEEN PREPARED ON THE BASIS OF VOLUMETRIC DESIGN OF THE PAVING MIXTURE RATHER THAN THE USUAL PRACTICE OF WEIGHT DESIGN. THE SPECIFICATIONS ALSO REQUIRED A POLISH TEST FOR COARSE AGGREGATE. BOTH PROJECTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND THE COMMENTS, OBSERVATIONS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE GAINED DURING THEIR CONSTRUCTION. THIS REPORT CONTAINS A DESCRIPTION OF THE FACTORS CONSIDERED IN PREPARATION OF THE SPECIFICATIONS, AN ANALYSIS OF BIDS RECEIVED ON THE TWO PROJECTS, AN EVALUATION OF THE USE OF THE VOLUMETRIC SPECIFICATION AND A SUMMARY OF SKID TESTING OF THE COMPLETED PAVEMENTS. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ALSO PRESENTED FOR FUTURE USE OF THE VOLUMETRIC DESIGN SPECIFICATION AND POLISH TEST FOR AGGREGATES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • REP NO SS 15.4
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  United States  78701
  • Authors:
    • Zeigler, C D
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 53pp 7fig

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00211856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM