AASHTO TP 127
Standard Method of Test for Determining the Fracture Energy Density of Asphalt Binder Using the Binder Fracture Energy (BFE) Test
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
This test method covers the determination of fracture energy density of asphalt binder by means of a direct tension test. For evaluation of relative cracking performance, it is recommended that this test procedure be used with asphalt binder aged using T 240 (RTFO) plus R 28 (PAV). However, this test can be used for determination of binder facture energy for any binder including any aged (RTFO plus PAV or PAV only) neat or modified binder and asphalt binder extracted and recovered from pavement. The test apparatus is designed for testing within the intermediate temperature range, from 0°C to 25°C.
This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this procedure to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regularity limitations prior to use.