Asphalt Laboratory

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Asphalt Testing Procedures

  • Asphalt Type Determination (Based on visual evaluation)
  • Asphalt type determination - Visual analysisTest Description:
  • Used to estimate the structural type of asphalt that is present in a core sample
  • Prerequisite Testing:
  • None
  • Note:
  • This procedure is used to determine an approximate determination of asphalt.

 

 

 

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  • Core Thickness and Density Determination
    (ASTM D2041/AASHTO T209)
  • Core thickness and Density determination - (ASTM D2041 / AASHTO T209)Test Description:
  • Used to determine the thickness of each asphalt layer present in a core
  • To determine the bulk density of either the entire core or core layer
  • Prerequisite Testing:
  • Density determination of the entire core - None
  • Density determination of a specified layer of core - Core Cut

 

 

 

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  • Cut Core
  • Cutting core of asphalt.Test Description:
  • To cut a core to a specified length. Normally performed to determine a bituminous evaluation of a particular layer.
  • Prerequisite Testing:
  • None

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Bituminous Evaluation: Density, Cut, Gradation, Breakdown, Asphalt Content, Specific Gravity, and Air Void Determination
    (ASTM D2726, D2041, D6307, D5444, D3203/AASHTO T166, T209, T308, T30, T269)
  • Bituminous Evaluation - ASTM D2726, D2041, D6307, D5444, D3203 / AASHTO T166, T209, T308, T30, T269)Test Description:
  • To determine the various characteristics of asphalt. These characteristics can be used to evaluate the quality of asphalt that was installed in the field.
  • Commonly performed in Verification Testing (VT) for state and local governments.
  • Prerequisite Testing:
  • None

 

 

 

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  • Bituminous Aggregate Gradation
  • Bituminous Aggregate Gradation of AsphaltTest Description:
  • To determine the gradation of aggregate used in a bituminous mixture.
  • Prerequisite Testing:
  • If aggregate is free of asphaltic binder - None
  • If in core form (post-construction) - Core breakdown, Core Cut, Asphalt Content.
  • If in aggregate form (pre-construction) - Asphalt Content

 

 

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  • Asphalt Content Determination
    (ASTM D6307/AASHTO T308)
  • Asphalt Content Determination - (ASTM D6307 / AASHTO T308)Test Description:
  • To determine the percent of asphalt binder that is present in a bituminous sample.
  • Prerequisite Testing:
  • If in core form (post-construction) - Core breakdown, Core Cut
  • If in aggregate form (pre-construction) - None

 

 

 

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  • Specific Gravity and Air Voids
    (ASTM D2041, D3203/AASHTO T209, T269)
  • Specific Gravity and Air Voids of Asphalt - (ASTM D2041, D3202 / AASHTO T209, T269)Test Description:
  • To determine the theoretical maximum specific gravity and percent air voids of a bituminous sample.
  • Prerequisite Testing:
  • If in core form (post-construction) - Core breakdown, Core Cut
  • If in aggregate form (pre-construction) - None

 

 

 

 

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