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Designation of the viscosity of binder with the tension retardation test

  • The performance of asphalt by low temperatures is largely determined by the viscosity of the binder respectively the mortar of the asphalt. The traditional test methods for binder (e.g. ball-draw viscosimeter) are limited to temperatures above the service range of temperature for an asphalt construction. The Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) is limited to temperatures above 30-°C whereas the Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR) is limited to temperatures below -10-°C and not applicable to mortar. Especially the gap in the temperature of these test methods is very important to characterize the viscosity behavior of binder and mortar over the whole range of the service temperatures, which represent the typical environmental conditions of over the seasons, for an asphalt construction. Tension retardation experiments seem to be very useful to bridge the gap. They address the low temperature behavior of binder and mortar. With this test method the flow characteristics of binder (pen grade and any modification) and any kind of mortar in the service temperature range, in particular at low temperatures of -25-°C can be determined with a high precision, and assessed, via the physically interpretable material characteristics quantity of tension viscosity. Furthermore the present findings indicate the potential of extrapolation the results of the Tension retardation for a prediction of the rutting resistance of asphalt mixtures. As part of several research Projects, BASt (Federal Highway Research Institute) investigated the effects of different modifications of the binder to low temperature behavior of the binder by the tension retardation test. This paper is intended to provide a more detailed description of the test method Tension Retardation, selected results and related findings.

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Author:Franz Bommert
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2018/10/23
Year of first publication:2016
Release Date:2018/10/23
Tag:Bindemittel; Bituminöses Mischgut; Temperaturmessung; Versuch; Viskosität
Binder; Bituminous mixture; Temperature measurement; Test; Viskosity
Volltext verfügbar unter: dx.doi.org/10.14311/EE.2016.174
Source:6th Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congress Proceedings 2016
Institutes:Abteilung Straßenbautechnik / Abteilung Straßenbautechnik
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 31 Bituminöse Baustoffe

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