Vibratory Compaction of Bituminous Concrete -- Where Does It Stand?

Report No: 75-R7

Published in 1974

About the report:

A questionnaire concerning the specifications on the use of vibratory rollers on bituminous concrete was sent to the 50 state highway agencies. All 50 agencies replied, and many indicated that their specs were in a state of change. The report presents the survey results. Field experience is discussed under five headings: (1) dual-drum density vs. single-drum density, (2) dual-drum vs. rubber-tired vibratory rollers, (3) joint compaction, (4) roller operator, and (5) miscellaneous.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Charles S. Hughes, P.E.

Last updated: February 5, 2024

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