Effect of Baghouse Fines on Compaction of Bituminous Concrete

Report No: 81-R49

Published in 1981

About the report:

Four bituminous mixes were tested in the laboratory to determine the effect of variations in the concentration of baghouse fines on the density and tenderness of bituminous mixes. On the basis of results indicating that the gradation of baghouse fines is the best indicator of potential problems, a procedure was recommended for checking the gradation if problems are encountered with compaction, stability, or abnormal variations in density.

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  • G. W. Maupin, Jr., P.E.

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