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Materials Division Testing Manual

Test Concrete

The Materials Division Testing Manual has been prepared for the purpose of standardizing test procedures used in the laboratories under the jurisdiction of the Nevada Department of Transportation.

This compilation of test methods describes the test procedures that are in use in the laboratories of the Materials and Construction Division’s of the Nevada Department of Transportation. These methods are those that are not AASHTO or ASTM but have been originated through research or follow a national standard but have been modified to some degree.

In preparing these methods, considerable emphasis has been placed on the description of precautions that have been found to be necessary to assure accurate and reproducible test results. The aim in developing original methods has been threefold. First, is to measure a property that is of importance to in-service performance. Second, to make the test as simple and straightforward as possible. Third, reduce to a minimum the elapsed time necessary for completing the test. In all test methods, considerable study has been given to the factors affecting reproducibility between operators and between laboratories. Considerable work has been done involving studies of the effect on test results of such things as variations in temperature and humidity; rate in temperature change; tolerances in measuring, weighing and timing; condition of detail that a competent operator who is unfamiliar with the method can obtain accurate results when the test method is followed faithfully.

General Contact Information

Nevada Department of Transportation
Materials Division
Lab Services Supervisor
1263 S. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89712

Main Telephone: (775) 888-7520

Test List

Numerical Sequence-Aggregates And Soils

  • T101G Method of Test For Maximum Density and Relative Compaction of Soils Using The Harvard Miniature Compaction Device
  • T102G Method of Test For In-Place Density of Treated and Untreated Soils and Aggregates
  • T102H Method of Test For In-Place Density of Treated and Untreated Soils and Aggregates
  • T103F Test Method of Test For Density and Moisture of Soils and Aggregates by The Use of Nuclear Gauges
  • T103G Method of Test For Density and Moisture Content of Soils and Aggregates by The Use of Nuclear Density Gauges
  • T104D Method of Test For Apparent Specific Gravity of Coarse Aggregates
  • T106B Method of Test For Fabricating Paper Baskets For Stabilometer Specimens
  • T107B Method of Test For Apparent Specific Gravity of Porous Aggregates
  • T108A Method of Test For The Determination of Maximum Density and Optimum Moisture Content of Soils Using The Modified Proctor Device
  • T108B Method of Test For The Determination of Maximum Density and Optimum Moisture Content of Soils Using The Modified Proctor Device
  • T111D Method of Test For Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
  • T112E Method of Test For Moisture Content In Soils and Aggregates
  • T112F Method of Test For Moisture Content In Soils and Aggregates
  • T115D Method of Test For Determination of The Resistance R-Value of Treated and Untreated Bases, Subbases and Basement Soils by The Stabilometer
  • T116A Method of Operation of The Mechanical Compactor
  • T200D Standard Methods of Sampling Stone, Gravel, Sand and Paving Mixtures For Use As Highway Materials
  • T203F Method of Test For Soil and Aggregate Sample Preparation
  • T206F Method of Test Sieve Analysis of Coarse and Fine Aggregate
  • T209C Method of Test For Film Stripping
  • T210I Method of Test For Determining The Liquid Limit of Soil
  • T211I Method of Test For Determining The Plastic Limit and
  • T212I Plasticity Index of Soil
  • T224C Method of Test For Apparent Specific Gravity of Fine Aggregates
  • T227H Method of Test For Sand Equivalent
  • T228B Method of Test For Evaluating Cleanness of Coarse Aggregate
  • T230C Method of Test For Determining The Percent of Fracture Faces
  • T235B Method For The Determination of Minimum Resistivity of Soil
  • T236B Method For Determination of Compressive Strength of Cement Treated Base and Cement Treated Subgrade (Laboratory Method)
  • T237A Method For Determination of Compressive Strength of Cement Treated Base and Cement Treated Subgrade (Field Method)
  • T238A Method For The Determination of pH of Soil
  • T239B Method For Determination of The Cement Content of Cement Treated Base and Cement Treated Subgrade
  • NHD 930 Calculations Pertaining To Gradings and Specific Gravities

Numerical Sequence - Bituminous Mix Products

  • T303D Method of Test For Stabilometer Value of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • T306C Method of Test For Determining Moisture Content of Asphalt Mixtures or Mineral Aggregate Using Microwave Ovens
  • T321C Method of Test For Obtaining Calculated Percent Air Voids of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures
  • T324C Method of Test For Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity of Bituminous Paving Mixtures (Field Method)
  • T325A Method of Test for the Determination of Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity of Uncompacted Bituminous Paving Mixtures (Field Method)
  • T333D Method of Test To Calculate Weight Per Cubic Foot of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures
  • T335G Method of Test For Relative Compaction of Plantmix Bituminous Base and Surface Using A Nuclear Density Gauge
  • T336B Method of Test For Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures (Field Method)
  • T336C Method of Test For Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures (Field Method)
  • T338B Method of Test To Determine Voids In Mineral Aggregate of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures
  • T339B Method of Test To Determine The Dust To Asphalt Ratio In Bituminous Mixes
  • T341D Method of Test For Resistance of Compacted Bituminous Mixture To Moisture-Induced Damage (Lottman)
  • T342B Method of Test For Duplicating Field Densities In Laboratory Compacted Bituminous Mixture Samples

Numerical Sequence - Structural Materials Products

  • T416B Method of Test for Unit Weight, Air Content & Making and Curing Specimens of Hydraulic-Cement/Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • T417B Method of Test for Slump Flow and Stability of Hydraulic-Cement Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • T418B Method of Test for Passing Ability of Hydraulic-Cement Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-Ring and Slump Cone
  • T419A Method of Test for Flowability and Passing Ability of Hydraulic-Cement Self-Consolidating Concrete using L-Box Apparatus
  • T420A Method of Test for Static Segregation of Hydraulic-Cement Self-Consolidating Concrete using the Column Technique
  • T425E Standard Method of Test For Sampling Fresh Concrete
  • T426C Method of Test For Flow of Grout Mixtures (Flow Cone Method)
  • T427A Standard Method of Test For Making and Curing Grout Test Specimens In The Field
  • T427B Standard Method of Test For Making and Curing Grout Test Specimens In The Field
  • T428F Standard Method of Test For Making and Curing Concrete Compression Test Specimens In The Field
  • T431D Method of Test For Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete By The Volumetric Method
  • T432E Method of Test For Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete By The Pressure Method
  • T435D Method of Test For Unit Weight, Volume, and Cement Factor of Concrete
  • T435E  Method of Test For Unit Weight, Volume, and Cement Factor of Concrete
  • T438C Method of Test For Slump of Portland Cement Concrete Cone Method
  • T439C Method of Test For Ball Penetration In Fresh Portland Cement Concrete
  • T440D Method of Test For Measuring Surface Temperature of In Place Portland Cement Concrete
  • T441A Method of Test For Measuring Temperature of Fresh Concrete
  • T442F Method of Test For Making and Curing Beam Specimens In The Field and For Determining Flexural Strength of Concrete Using Simple Beam With Third Point Loading
  • T442G Method of Test For Making and Curing Beam Specimens In The Field and For Determining Flexural Strength of Concrete Using Simple Beam With Third Point Loading
  • T446E Method of Test For Evaluation of Profiles
  • T484B Method of Test For Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
  • T492C Method of Test For Bulk Specific Gravity (S.S.D.) and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate For Concrete
  • T493D Method of Test For Bulk Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate

Numerical Sequence - Chemical And Metallurgical Products

  • T501B Method of Testing Epoxy Sealant For Embedment of Inductive Loops
  • T503A Method of Test For Methylene Blue Value of Mineral Aggregate Fillers and Fines
  • T509B Method of Field Testing Spray Applied Paint Films
  • T510A Method For Determination of Dry Film Thickness of Epoxy or Waterborne Pavement Marking Materials
  • T511A Method of Test for Determining Retroreflective Properties for Pavement Striping
  • T512A Method of Test For Pavement Marking Film Adhesion
  • T512A AttachmentA.pdf
  • T512A AttachmentB.pdf

Numerical Sequence - Geology-Foundation Products

  • T600B Method of Test For The Determination of Static Axial Load Carrying Capacity of Foundation Piles

Numerical Sequence - Asphalt Products

  • T716D Method of Test For Flash and Fire Points of Polymer Modified Asphalts by Cleveland Open Cup
  • T723F Sampling Bituminous Materials
  • T727F Method of Test For Viscosity of Polymer Modified Asphalts by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer
  • T728C Method of Test For The Effect of Heat and Air On A Moving Film of Asphalt (Rolling Thin Film Oven Test)
  • T729C Method of Test For Kinematic Viscosity of Polymer Modified Asphalts
  • T730C Method of Test For Sieve Test of Asphalt
  • T738A Method of Test For Viscosity of Asphalts By Vacuum Capillary Viscometer
  • T745I  Method of Test For Toughness and Tenacity of Polymer Modified Asphalt
  • T746E Method of Test For Ductility of Bituminous Material
  • T747A Method of Test For Rubber Property - Effect of Liquids
  • T750C Method of Test For Relative Compaction of Plantmix Bituminous Base and Surface Using Strips and Test Sections With A Nuclear Gauge.
  • T750D Method of Test For Relative Compaction of Plantmix Bituminous Base and Surface Using Strips and Test Sections With A Nuclear Gauge
  • T756E Method of Test For Residue By Evaporation of Polymer Modified Asphalt Emulsion
  • T757F Method of Test For Recovery From Deformation of Polymer Modified Asphalt Emulsion Residue
  • T759H Method of Test For Emulsified Asphalt
  • T760C Method of Test To Determine Optimum Bitumen Ratio of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
  • T761G Method of Test For Determining Bitumen Ratio or Asphalt Content In Hot Mix Asphalt By The Ignition Method