Testing Procedures Manual

Volume I - Part III - Bituminous

DOTD TR 300 Determination of Specific Gravity of Aggregate and Mineral Filler for Asphaltic Mixtures  
  This method of test is used to determine the specific gravity of aggregate and mineral filler used in asphaltic mixtures based on asphalt absorption of aggregate and water absorption of aggregate.
DOTD TR 303 Determination of Optimum Asphalt Cement Content for an Asphaltic Concrete Mixture
  This method of test is designed to determine the optimum asphalt cement content for a specific combination of aggregate, asphalt cement, and additives established in accordance with DOTD mix design procedures.
DOTD TR 304 Determination of Specific Gravity and Density Characteristics of Compressed Asphaltic Mixtures
  This method of test is intended to determine the specific gravity and density characteristics of asphaltic mixtures. Density characteristics include theoretical gravity, % voids, density of mixture, % VMA, %VFA, and pavement density.
TR 304 DRAFT Determination of Specific Gravtity and Density Characteristics of Compressed Asphalt Mixtures
  This method of test is intended to determine the bulk specific gavity (Gmb) and density characteristics of specimens of asphaltic mixtures made with low absorptive aggregates.
DOTD TR 305 DELETED - OBSOLETE effective 9/1/15 The Stability and Flow of Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures - Marshall Method
  This method of test is designed to determine the physical characteristics of asphaltic concrete mixtures regarding the stability and flow. This method is commonly known as the "Marshall Method."
DOTD TR 306 Determination of Percentage of Crushed Particles for Coarse Aggregates
  This method is intended to determine the percentage of single face or double face crushed particles for coarse aggregate in stockpiles or in asphaltic mixtures.
TR 306 DRAFT   Determination of Percentage of Crushed Particles for Coarse Aggregates
  This method is inteded to determine the percentage of single face or double face crushed particles for coarse aggregate in stockpiles or in asphaltic mixture.
TR 307 DRAFT Bitumen Content of Paving Mixtures
  This method is designed to determine the percentage of bitumen mixtures by either centrifuge or hot solvent extractions.
DOTD TR 307 Bitumen Content of Paving Mixtures by Reflux Extractor
  This method of test is designed to determine, by hot solvent extraction, the percentage of bitumen in a paving mixture. The mineral matter recovered from this test can be used for sieve analysis.
DOTD TR 308 Bitumen Content of Paving Mixtures by Centrifuge
  This method id designed to determine the percentage of bitumen in bituminous mixtures by centrifuge.
DOTD TR 309 Mechanical Analysis of Extracted Aggregate
  This method of test is intended to determine the gradation of aggregate extracted from asphaltic mixtures.
TR 309 DRAFT Mechanical Analysis of Extracted Aggregate
  This method of test is intended to determine the gradation of aggregate extracted from asphaltic mixtures.
DOTD TR 313 DELETED - OBSOLETE effective 9/1/15 Determining the Index of Retained Marshall Stability of Immersed Specimen
  This method of test is intended to measure the reduction in Marshall stability resulting from the action of water on compacted bituminous mixtures containing penetration grade asphalt. A numerical index of reduced stability of specimens is obtained by comparing the stability of specimens determined in accordance with DOTD TR 305 with the stability of specimens that have been immersed in water for a prescribed period.
DOTD TR 314 Ash Content of Asphaltic Concrete Mixture Solvent Obtained by Reflux or Centrifuge Extraction
  This method of test is designed to determine residual fines (mineral matter) present in extraction solvent after asphaltic material has been extracted from the asphaltic concrete mixture.
DOTD TR 317 Water Susceptibility of Asphaltic Concrete Materials
  This method of test describes the procedure for qualifying anti-strip additives to be incorporated into the asphalt cement to be used in asphaltic mixtures. The additives are proportioned in an asphalt-additive mixture at a rate of 0.5 percent by weight of asphalt cement.
TR 317 DRAFT Water Susceptibility of Asphaltic Concrete Materials
  This method of test describes the procedure for qualifying anit-strip additives to be incorporated into the aspahlt cement to be used in asphaltic mixtures.  The additives are proportioned in an asphaltic-additive mixtgure at a rate of 0.5 percent by weight of asphalt cement.
DOTD TR 319 Determination of the Moisture Content of Asphaltic Concrete (Loose Mixtures)
  This method of test describes the procedures to be used in obtaining, preparing, and testing loose asphaltic concrete mix for determination of its moisture content, as well as the calculations required to express this moisture content as a percentage of the mass of the asphaltic concrete.
TR 319 DRAFT Determination of the Moisture Content of Asphaltic Concrete (Loose Mixtures)
  This method of test describes the procedure to be use din obtaining, preparing, and testing loose asphaltic concrete mix for determination of its moisture content, as well as the calculations required to express this moisture content, as a percentage of the mass of the asphaltic concrete.
DOTD TR 320 Determination of Asphalt Absorption Factor of Aggregate and Effective Asphalt Content for Asphaltic Mixtures
  This method of test is intended to determine both the asphalt absorption of coarse, fine, or combined aggregates and the effective asphalt content of the asphaltic mixture. This method is to be used for aggregates having a water absorption greater than 2.0 percent or an asphalt absorption greater than 0.5 percent such as slag, shell, porous stone, recycled portland cement concrete, expanded clay, etc.
DOTD TR 321 Temperature-Volume Conversion for Asphaltic Materials
  This procedure provides tables of volume correction factors for the conversion of volumes of hot asphalt (cutback asphalt, asphalt cement, and emulsified asphalt) measured at different temperatures to a volume at a standard base temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Table 1 covers conversions to 60 degrees Fahrenheit of cutback asphalt volumes measured at any temperature from 60 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Table 2 conversions to 60 degrees Fahrenheit of asphalt cement volumes measured at any temperature from 140 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Table 3 covers conversions to 60 degrees Fahrenheit of emulsified asphalt volumes measured at any temperature from 60 to 175 degrees Fahrenheit.
DOTD TR 322 Determining the Effect of Moisture on Asphaltic Concrete Paving Mixtures
  This method of test is designed to prepare and test dense-graded asphaltic concrete specimens to measure the effect of moisture on the tensile strength of the mixture. The potential for moisture damage is indicated by the tensile strength ratio (TSR), expressed as a percent of the tensile strength of a moisture-conditioned set of specimens to that of a control set of specimens. This method of test is used to evaluate plant-produced mixtures conforming to the job mix formula.
TR 322 DRAFT Determining the Effect of Moisture on Asphaltic Concrete Paving Mixtures
  This method is designed to prepare and test asphaltic concrete specimens to measure the effect of moisture on the tensile strenght of the mixture.  The potential for moisture damage is indicated by the tensile strength ratio (TSR), expressed as a percent of the tensile strength of a moisture-conditioned set of specimens to that of a control set of specimens. This method of test is used to evaluate plant-produced mixtures conforming to the job mix formula
DOTD TR 323 Determining the Asphalt Content of Asphaltic Mixtures by the Ignition Method
  This method of test determines the asphalt content of asphalt paving mixtures and pavement samples by removing the asphalt cement by ignition in a furnace. The asphalt content is expressed as percent by mass of moisture free mixtures.
TR 323 DRAFT Determining the Asphalt Content of Asphaltic Mixture by the Ignition Method
  This method of test determines the asphalt content of asphalt paving mixtures and pavement samples by removing the asphalt cement by ignition in a furnace. The asphalt content is expressed as percent by mass of moisture free mixtures.
DOTD TR 327 Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity of Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures
  This method of test determines the theoretical maximum specific gravity and density of uncompacted bituminous paving mixtures at 25oC.
TR 327 DRAFT Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity of Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures
  This method of test determines the theoretical maximum specific gravity and density of uncompacted bituminous paving mixtures at 25oC.
DOTD TR 328 DELETED - REFER TO AASHTO SPEC T195 effective 9/1/15 - Determining Degree of Particle Coating of Bituminous-Aggregate Mixtures (Ross Count)
  This method of test determines the degree of particle coating in a bituminous-aggregate mix, on the basis of the percentage of coarse aggregate particles that are completely coated. Determination of the percentages of coated particles for varying mixing times may be used to establish the least mixing time required to produce satisfactory coating of the aggregate for a given set of conditions.
DOTD TR 330 Evaluation of Asphalt Mixture Crack Propagation using the Semi-Circular Bend Test (SCB)
  This method of test covers procedures for the preparation, testing and measurement of fracture failure of semi-circular asphalt mixtures. The critical strain energy rate is used to compare the fracture properties of asphalt mixtures with different binder types.
DOTD TR 331 Asphalt Volumetric Calculations
  This method of test is intended to be a guideline for hot mix asphalt volumetric calculations and other calculations used in hot mix asphalt design and production.