EN 12697-6:2020

Bituminous mixtures - Test methods - Part 6: Determination of bulk density of bituminous specimens

Publication date:   Aug 17, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Feb 26, 2020


CEN/TC 227 Road materials

European Norm

93.080.20   Road construction materials



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This document specifies 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 the pavement after placement and compacting, either by coring or sawing.
This document specifies 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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EN 12697-6:2012


EN 12697-6:2020
60.60 Standard published
Feb 26, 2020