SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1973

Problems in Determining Viscosity of Asphalts at Low Temperatures with Shell Sliding Plate Microviscometer


A shell sliding plate microviscometer with improved steel plates was used for low-temperature testing of asphalt but was found to be inadequate for the stresses imposed. There is need for low-temperature viscosity values to establish properties influential in determining resistance to thermal cracking of asphalt concrete pavements. Manufacturers should redesign a microviscometer to withstand the stresses imposed by low-temperature testing.

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Busby, EO
University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, Wis.
Rader, LF
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
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Developed by Committee: D04
Pages: 28–30
DOI: 10.1520/STP34734S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4629-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0777-9