Standard Test Method for
Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense and Open
Bituminous Paving Mixtures1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3203; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1. Scope *
1.1 This test method covers determination of the percent air
voids in compacted dense and open bituminous paving mixtures.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the
safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the
responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:D 1188 Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density
of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures, Using ParaffinCoated Specimens2
D 2041 Test Method for Theoretical Maximum Specific
Gravity of Bituminous Paving Mixtures2
D 2726 Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density
of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Saturated
D 3549 Test Method for Thickness or Height of Compacted
Bituminous Paving Mixture Specimens2
D 4460 Practice for Calculating Precision Limits Where
Values are Calculated from Other Test Methods2
E 12 Terminology Relating to Density and Specific Gravity
of Solids, Liquids, and Gases3
3.1 The terms specific gravity and density used in this test
method are in accordance with Terminology E 12.
3.2.1 air voids—the pockets of air between the bitumencoated aggregate particles in a compacted bituminous paving
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