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Asphalt Cement (Binder) Test Procedures

The ATMC Materials Lab conducts numerous asphalt cement (binder) testing procedures. Click on a test designation to see a description of that test

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HOT MIX ASPHALT TEST PROCEDURES
TEST DESIGNATION TEST TITLE
AASHTO T 30 Mechanical Analysis of Extracted Aggregate
AASHTO T 166 Bulk Specific Gravity of Compacted Asphalt Mixtures Using Saturated Surface-Dry Specimens
AASHTO T 209 Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
AASHTO T 269 Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense and Open Bituminous Paving Mixtures
AASHTO T 283 Resistance of Compacted Asphalt Mixtures to Moisture-Induced Damage
AASHTO T 308 Determining the Asphalt Binder Content of Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) by the Ignition Method
AASHTO T 312 Preparing and Determining the Density of Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) Specimens by Means of the SuperPave Gyratory Compactor
NOTE: All methods according to the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing

In addition to these test procedures, the ATMC Material Lab is qualified to perform full mixtures designs from scratch for most HMA types. Please contact us to see what we can design for your agency or company.

HOT-MIX ASPHALT TEST DESCRIPTIONS

AASHTO T 30-93
Mechanical Analysis of Extracted Aggregate
This method of test covers a procedure for the determination of the particle size distribution of fine and coarse aggregate extracted from bituminous paving mixtures, using sieves with square openings.


AASHTO T 166-00
Bulk Specific Gravity of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using SSD Specimens
This method of test covers the determination of bulk specific gravity of specimens of compacted asphalt mixtures as defined in M 132.


AASHTO T 209-99
Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
This test method covers the determination of the theoretical maximum specific gravity and density of uncompacted bituminous paving mixtures at 25°C.


AASHTO T 269-97
Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense and Open Bituminous Paving Mixtures
This method covers the determination of the percent air voids in compacted dense and open bituminous paving mixtures.


AASHTO T 283-02
Resistance of Compacted Asphalt Mixtures to Moisture-Induced Damage
This method covers the preparation of specimens and the measurement of the change of diametral tensile strength resulting from the effects of water saturation and accelerated water conditioning, with a freeze-thaw cycle, of compacted asphalt mixtures. The results may be used to predict long-term stripping susceptibility of the asphalt mixtures and evaluate liquid anti-stripping additives that are added to the asphalt binder or pulverulent solids, such as hydrated lime or Portland cement, which are added to the mineral aggregate.


AASHTO T 308-01
Determining the Asphalt Binder Content of Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) by the Ignition Method
This method covers the determination of asphalt binder content of HMA mixtures by ignition at temperatures that reach the flashpoint of the binder in a furnace. The means of sample heating may be the convection method or the direct irradiation method. The aggregate remaining after burning can be used for sieve analysis using T-30.


AASHTO T 312-01
Preparing and Determining the Density of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Specimens by Means of the SuperPave Gyratory Compactor
This standard covers the compaction of cylindrical specimens of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) using the Superpave gyratory compactor.




 Last Updated On: 11/16/06

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