Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures - Part 1: Test method for laboratory reference density and water content - Introduction, general requirements and sampling
|Publication Date:||1 October 2003|
|ICS Code (Road construction materials):||93.080.20|
This European Standard specifies a number of test methods for the determination of the relationship between the water content and the density of unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures under specified test conditions. The test results provide an estimate of the mixture density that can be achieved on construction sites and provides a reference parameter for assessing the density of the compacted layer of the mixture. The test results are used as a basis for specifying requirements for hydraulically bound and unbound mixtures before use in road construction. The test result also allows a conclusion to be drawn as to the water content at which a mixture can be satisfactorily compacted in order to achieve a given density.