Evaluation of Bituminous Binder in Relation to Resistance to Permanent Deformation

Bituminous binders are thermoplastic liquids which behave as viscoelastic materials. Their deformation behavior can be determined by rheological parameters. The changes of both viscous and elastic properties with temperature and time are measured as the response of the material to deformation by periodic forces. The paper presents the most used parameters and rheological properties for the characterization of the rutting resistance of bituminous binders and asphalt mixtures. Rheological properties (G*, δ, η*) are determined for four bituminous binders (unmodified and polymer modified) at temperatures 40, 46, 50, 54, 60 and 80 °C. Resistance to deformation of asphalt concrete mixtures is determined by rutting test. The higher the value of the complex shear modulus, the stiffer the bituminous binder and its ability to resist deformation.


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  • Accession Number: 01609868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2016 12:09PM