EN 12697-6:2003+A1:2007

Bituminous mixtures - Test methods for hot mix asphalt - Part 6: Determination of bulk density of bituminous specimens

Publication date:   Mar 28, 2008

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Apr 25, 2012


CEN/TC 227 Road materials

European Norm

93.080.20   Road construction materials



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This European Standard describes test methods for determining the bulk density of a compacted bituminous specimen. The test methods are intended for use with laboratory compacted specimens or specimens from cores cut from the pavement after placement and compacting.
This European Standard describes the following four procedures, the choice of which is used being dependent on the estimated content and accessibility of voids in the specimen:
a) bulk density - dry (for specimens with a very closed surface);
b) bulk density - saturated surface dry (SSD) (for specimens with a closed surface);
c) bulk density - sealed specimen (for specimens with an open or coarse surface);
d) bulk density by dimensions (for specimens with a regular surface and with geometric shapes, i. e. squares, rectangles, cylinders etc.
NOTE Annex A (informative) gives general guidance on selecting the appropriate procedure.

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Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

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EN 12697-6:2003+A1:2007
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Apr 25, 2012


EN 12697-6:2012