Semi-circular bending test; simple but useful?

A. A.A. Molenaar, A. Scarpas, X. Liu, S. M.J.G. Erkens

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A rapid test performed on easy to prepare specimens, that gave decisive answers for materials characteristics required for pavement designs was presented. The principle of semi-circular bending test was shown to determine the characteristics of the material investigated. A disc cut form gyratory sample, or core and sawn into two equal parts resulting in two semi-circular specimens. It was found that test described fulfilled the requirements of the materials tested.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)794-815
Number of pages22
JournalAsphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions
StatePublished - 2002
EventAsphalt Paving Technology 2002 - Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Duration: 18 Mar 200220 Mar 2002


  • Hot-mix Asphalt
  • Modulus
  • Semi-Circular Bending
  • Tensile Characteristics


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