ASTM D7405 - 10a

    Standard Test Method for Multiple Stress Creep and Recovery (MSCR) of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer

    Active Standard ASTM D7405 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.44

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is used to identify the presence of elastic response in a binder and the change in elastic response at two different stress levels. Non-recoverable creep compliance has been shown to be an indicator of the resistance of an asphalt binder to permanent deformation under repeated load.

    This test method is also useful as a surrogate for other test methods used to measure elasticity in asphalt binders such as Test Method D5801 (Toughness and Tenacity), Test Method D6084 (Elastic Recovery), and Test Method D7175 (DSR phase angle).

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of percent recovery and non-recoverable creep compliance of asphalt binders by means of Multiple Stress Creep and Recovery (MSCR) testing. The MSCR test is conducted using the Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) at a specified temperature.

    1.2 This standard is appropriate for unaged material, material aged in accordance with Test Method D2872 (RTFO), material aged in accordance with Practice D6521 (PAV), and material aged in accordance with both Test Method D2872 and Practice D6521.

    Note 1—The majority of development work on this test method was performed on material aged in accordance with Test Method D2872 (RTFO).

    1.3 The percent recovery is intended to provide a means to determine the presence of elastic response and stress dependence of polymer modified and unmodified asphalt binders.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials

    D8 Terminology Relating to Materials for Roads and Pavements

    D2872 Test Method for Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (Rolling Thin-Film Oven Test)

    D5801 Test Method for Toughness and Tenacity of Bituminous Materials

    D6084 Test Method for Elastic Recovery of Bituminous Materials by Ductilometer

    D6373 Specification for Performance Graded Asphalt Binder

    D6521 Practice for Accelerated Aging of Asphalt Binder Using a Pressurized Aging Vessel (PAV)

    D7175 Test Method for Determining the Rheological Properties of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer

    AASHTO Standards

    TP70 Test Method for Multiple Stress Creep and Recovery (MSCR) of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121601(Asphalt)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7405-10A

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