Standard Active Last Updated: May 15, 2017
ASTM D7175-15

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

Significance and Use

5.1 The test temperature for this test is related to the temperature experienced by the pavement in the geographical area for which the asphalt binder is intended to be used.

5.2 The complex shear modulus is an indicator of the stiffness or resistance of asphalt binder to deformation under load. The complex shear modulus and the phase angle define the resistance to shear deformation of the asphalt binder in the linear viscoelastic region. The complex modulus and the phase angle are used to calculate performance-related criteria in accordance with Specification D6373 or AASHTO Standard M320.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the dynamic shear modulus and phase angle of asphalt binders when tested in dynamic (oscillatory) shear using parallel plate geometry. It is applicable to asphalt binders having dynamic shear modulus values in the range from 100 Pa to 10 MPa. This range in modulus is typically obtained between 4 and 88°C at 10 rad/s. This test method is intended for determining the linear viscoelastic properties of asphalt binders as required for specification testing and is not intended as a comprehensive procedure for the full characterization of the viscoelastic properties of asphalt binders.

1.2 This standard is appropriate for unaged materials, material aged in accordance with Test Method D2872, material aged in accordance with Practice D6521, or material aged in accordance with both Test Method D2872 and Practice D6521. This procedure is limited to asphalt binders that contain particles with largest dimension less than 250 μm.

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 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.03
Developed by Subcommittee: D04.44
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.1520/D7175-15
ICS Code: 93.080.20