Construction Tables and Calculators (metric)

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DENSITY AND SPECIFIC GRAVITY FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF COMPACTED ASPHALT PAVEMENTS

  Density
[kg/m3]
(Range)
Specific
Gravity
(Range)
Frequently used for
Preliminary Estimate
Penetration Macadam

1750-2150

1.75-2.15

2.00

Open Graded

1850-2250

1.85-2.25

2.10

Coarse Graded

2100-2400

2.10-2.40

2.25

Dense Graded

2150-2500

2.15-2.50

2.35

Fine Graded

2100-2400

2.10-2.40

2.25

Stone Sheet

2100-2400

2.10-2.40

2.25

Sand Sheet

1900-2250

1.90-2.25

2.10

Fine Sheet

1900-2250

1.90-2.25

2.10

Mixed-in-place Macadam

1750-2150

1.75-2.15

2.00

Mixed-in-place Dense Graded

1750-2150

1.75-2.15

2.00

Mixed-in-place Sand Asphalt

1600-2000

1.60-2.00

1.80

Note: Because of considerable variations of specific gravity, gradation, and other characteristics of mineral aggregates, density of compacted asphalt pavement varies considerably. Exact density should be determined in the laboratory with the same materials as used in the field.



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