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Ranking binder creep performance using the arrb elastometer

Vardanega, PJ and Waters, TJ and Spies, RE and Ramanujam, JM and Nataatmadja, A (2010) Ranking binder creep performance using the arrb elastometer. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 22. pp. 451-459. ISSN 0899-1561

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Abstract

This paper discusses a laboratory study used to characterize bituminous binders based on their dynamic creep resistance. Laboratory testing using four different loading regimes on asphalt mixes with six different bituminous binders was undertaken. Creep cycles to 2% accumulated strain were used to define the creep resistance of the asphalt mixes with the various binders. Underlying viscosities of the bitumens were derived using the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) Elastometer. Marshall stability was measured on the specimens that were prepared using gyratory compaction. Regression plots were prepared that link creep resistance, underlying viscosity, and Marshall stability. It was found that the ARRB Elastometer is able to measure underlying viscosity, which is a reasonable predictor of dynamic creep resistance. Marshall stability was also shown to be a good indicator of dynamic creep resistance. Therefore, simpler tests such as Marshall stability and Elastometer can be used to rank bituminous materials for asphalt mix design purposes in the laboratory. © 2010 ASCE.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bituminous binder Creep Repeated loads Stability Underlying viscosity
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:29
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:13
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000043