EST – Pavement

Asphalt concrete mixture: adequately designed mixture of mineral materials [crushed aggregate (gravel) and sand, with or without mineral dust] and bitumen, taken in specified proportions and mixed when hot.

Asphalt concrete — compacted asphalt concrete mixture.

A road pavement is a structure of superimposed layers of selected and processed materials that is placed on the basement soil or subgrade. The main structural function of a pavement is to support the wheel loads applied to the carriageway and distribute them to the underlying subgrade.