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Research Report 100 Pavement density

Published: | Category: Activity management , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

The 1997 Transit New Zealand Specification for the Construction of Unbound Granular Pavement Layers (TNZ B/2: 1997) specifies the minimum degree of compaction required is 95% of the maximum dry density (MDD) obtained using the vibratory hammer compaction test in NZS 4402.

This report examines the 95% MDD requirement by testing five sites just before sealing and testing the sites again after two months of trafficking. Linear regression analysis of changes in density after trafficking as a function of initial percentage of MDD indicates that basecourse compacted to 95% MDD shows little change in density after trafficking.

Keywords: Pavement density, maximum dry density, pavement

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  • Published: 1998
  • Reference: 100