ASTM D8239 - 18

    Standard Specification for Performance-Graded Asphalt Binder Using the Multiple Stress Creep and Recovery (MSCR) Test

    Active Standard ASTM D8239 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.40

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification2 covers asphalt binders graded by performance. Grading designations are related to the LTPPBind calculated maximum pavement design temperature, the minimum pavement design temperature, and the traffic loading.

    1.2 This specification incorporates Test Method D7405 for determining non-recoverable creep compliance, Jnr. “S,” “H,” “V,” or “E” designations must be specified for standard, high, very high, and extremely high traffic loading, respectively.

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

    1.4 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.

    Note 1: A guidance document for specifying bodies using R % for elastic properties is under development.

    Note 2: For asphalt binders graded by penetration at 25 °C, see Specification D946/D946M. For asphalt binders graded by viscosity at 60 °C, see Specification D3381/D3381M. For performance-graded asphalt binder, see Specification D6373.

    Note 3: AASHTO R 29 provides non-mandatory information for determining the performance grade of an asphalt binder.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


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

    AASHTO Standards

    M 332 Specification for Performance-Graded Asphalt Binder Using Multiple Stress Creep Recovery (MSCR) Test

    R 29 Practice for Grading or Verifying the Performance Grade of an Asphalt Binder

    ASTM Standards

    D8 Terminology Relating to Materials for Roads and Pavements

    D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester

    D95 Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation

    D140/D140M Practice for Sampling Asphalt Materials

    D946/D946M Specification for Penetration-Graded Asphalt Binder for Use in Pavement Construction

    D2042 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in Trichloroethylene

    D2170/D2170M Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Asphalts (Bitumens)

    D2171/D2171M Test Method for Viscosity of Asphalts by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer

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

    D3381/D3381M Specification for Viscosity-Graded Asphalt Cement for Use in Pavement Construction

    D4402/D4402M Test Method for Viscosity Determination of Asphalt at Elevated Temperatures Using a Rotational Viscometer

    D5546 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Binders in Toluene by Centrifuge

    D6373 Specification for Performance Graded Asphalt Binder

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

    D6648 Test Method for Determining the Flexural Creep Stiffness of Asphalt Binder Using the Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR)

    D6723 Test Method for Determining the Fracture Properties of Asphalt Binder in Direct Tension (DT)

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

    D7405 Test Method for Multiple Stress Creep and Recovery (MSCR) of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer

    D7553 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in N-Propyl Bromide


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8239-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8239-18, Standard Specification for Performance-Graded Asphalt Binder Using the Multiple Stress Creep and Recovery (MSCR) Test, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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