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Introduction:

This method covers the procedure for measuring the tensile properties
of the asphalt bituminous mixture, by determining the resilient modulus
of bituminous mixture, which is very important in determining the low
temperature cracks potential.

Objectives:
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To be familiar with indirect tensile test.


To be familiar with the Universal Testing Machine.
To measure the resilient modulus of a sample of asphalt bituminous.

Material used:
Sample of asphalt bituminous mixture.

Equipment:
Universal Testing Machine.

Laboratory work:
There is no standard for this test, and it is performed according to the
Machine manual.

Test results:
Accumulated Strainpulses diagram is in the appendix.
Stiffness modulus = 1023.6 MPa.
Resilient modulus = 704.11 MPa

Discussion:
The errors in this experiment were very little, since the entire test is
controlled mechanically, but they can be summarized as the following:
1)
The Machine may not be calibrated.
2)
The Machine may not be zeroed.

Conclusion:
1)

The Universal Testing Machine has very large number of tests that
can perform.
2)
The indirect tensile test is very important in the determining the
possibility of low temperature cracks to occur.

References:
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ASTM, D 4123 82, 1995, Pages 409 411.