ASTM International - ASTM D6723-01
Standard Test Method for Determining the Fracture Properties of Asphalt Binder in Direct Tension (DT)
|Publication Date:||10 January 2002|
|ICS Code (Binders. Sealing materials):||91.100.50|
|ICS Code (Road construction materials):||93.080.20|
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the failure strain and failure stress of asphalt binders by means of a direct tension test. It can be used with unaged material or with material aged using Test Method D 2872 (RTFOT), Practice D 6521 (PAV), or AASHTO T240 (RTFOT) and AASHTO PP1 (PAV). The test apparatus is designed for testing within the temperature range from +6 to -36°C.
1.2 This test method is limited to asphalt binders containing particulate material having dimensions less than 250 μm.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.4 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.