Standard Test Method for Ductility of Bituminous Materials
|Publication Date:||1 December 2007|
|ICS Code (Road construction materials):||93.080.20|
|ICS Code (Binders. Sealing materials):||91.100.50|
This test method describes the procedure for determining the ductility of a bituminous material measured by the distance to which it will elongate before breaking when two ends of a briquet specimen of the material, of the form described in Section 4, are pulled apart at a specified speed and at a specified temperature. Unless otherwise specified, the test shall be made at a temperature of 25 ± 0.5°C and with a speed of 5 cm/min ± 5.0 %. At other temperatures the speed should be specified.
Because of the large number of methods for obtaining test samples, it is impractical to discuss specific products in this test method. Refer to individual product specifications for guidance in obtaining a test sample.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Values in parenthesis in inch-pound units are provided for informational purposes only.
Warning-Mercury has been designated by EPA and
many state agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central
nervous system, kidney and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may
be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should
be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See
the applicable product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for
details and EPA's website (http://www.epa.gov/
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.