This document specifies test methods for determining the maximum density of a bituminous mixture (voidless mass). It specifies a volumetric procedure, a hydrostatic procedure and a mathematical procedure.
The test methods described are intended for use with loose bituminous materials containing paving grade bitumens, modified binders or other bituminous binders used for bituminous mixes. The tests are suitable for both fresh or aged bituminous materials.
Samples may be supplied as loose material or as compacted material; it is advised to separate the latter first.
NOTE – General guidance on selection of a test procedure to determine the maximum density of a bituminous mixture is given in Annex A.