Highway Material Testing and Quality Control

G. Venkatappa Rao, K. Ramachandra Rao, Kausik Pahari, D.V. Bhavanna Rao

ISBN: 9789389447323

336 pages

INR 445


This manual is one of a kind in that it deals with highway material testing procedures with an emphasis on interpretation of results and relates it to practical applications. This manual, besides serving as a basic textbook on highway material testing methods for students at the degree (B.E./B.Tech) and diploma levels (Civil Engineering), would be of immense practical value for field engineers and testing laboratories. The salient features of this manual include detailed testing procedures following the latest codes and guidelines. Material testing is presented in the manual in an easy-to-follow manner.


Part I: Tests on Soil Subgrade and Aggregates

  • Introduction
  • Visual Classification
  • Grain Size Distribution
  • Plasticity Limits and Indices
  • Compaction Test
  • California Bearing Ratio Test
  • In Situ Plate Bearing Test
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Estimation of Deleterious Materials
  • Soundness Test
  • Specific Gravity and Water Absorption Test
  • Sand Equivalent Test
  • Shape Test
  • Aggregate Abrasion Test
  • Aggregate Crushing Strength Test 10% Fines Value Test
  • Aggregate Impact Test
  • Determination of Stone Polish Value
  • In Situ Density Determination by Sand Replacement Method


Part II: Tests on Bituminous Materials

  • Introduction
  • Specific Gravity Test for Bituminous Materials
  • Determination of Solubility in Carbon Disulphide or Trichloroethylene
  • Standard Tar Viscometer Test
  • Penetration Test on Bitumen
  • Softening Point Test
  • Ductility Test on Bituminous Materials
  • Flash and Fire Point Test
  • Determination of Loss on Heating
  • Stripping Value Test
  • Fraass Breaking Point Test
  • Marshall Stability Test
  • Separation Test for Modified Bitumen/Elastic Recovery Test



Part III: Soil Classification and Design

  • Indian Standard Soil Classification/Selection of Soils and Compaction Requirement


Part IV: Design of Granular Mixes

  • Design of Granular Sub-Base and Base


Part V: Design of Bituminous Mixes

  • Design of Base and Surface Course


Part VI: Quality Control and Quality Assurance

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control


Part VII: Pavement Evaluation

  • Introduction
    Pavement Condition Survey by Straight Edge and Visual Observations
  • Evaluation of Pavement Roughness by Profi lometer
  • Benkelman Beam Deflection
  • Determination of Skid Resistance Test
  • References
  • Index



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