AASHTO Designation: R 46-08 pdf free download

Standard  Practice  for

Designing Stone  Matrix  Asphalt (SMA)

AASHTO Designation: R 46-08


AASHTO Designation: R 46-08 pdf free download

1.1.This standard practice covers the design of Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) using the Superpave Gyratory™ Compactor (SGC).

The SMA design is based on the volumetric properties of the SMA in terms of air voids ( V0),    voids in the mineral aggregate (VMA), and the presence of stone-on• stone contact.

1.2.The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The U.S. Customary units in

parentheses are for information only.

1.3.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.


2.1.AASHTO   Standards:

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