This test aims to evaluate the damage caused by moisture in a compacted asphalt mixture from the loss of a mechanical characteristic, when a specimen is conditioned to specific saturation and subjected to thermal cycles. The main objective is to measure the degree of displacement of the asphalt binder involved in the aggregate, caused by different temperature gradients of freezing and thawing in an asphalt mixture.

Through this test, we can assess whether there is a need to apply some type of additive to improve the adhesiveness of the mixture, for example, BETUDOPE.