Characterization of the non-linear response of asphalt mixtures using a torsional rheometer Academic Article uri icon


  • There is sparse documentation of the large normal stresses that develop in asphalt mixtures subjected to shear, a typical characteristic of non-linear materials. In this study, we continue our initial investigations of using a torsional rheometer for measuring the normal stresses developed in asphalt mixtures when subjected to torsion. Samples of sand-asphalt mixture are subjected to rotation rates as low as one revolution in ninety minutes. This study provides further clear evidence of significant development of normal stresses due to shearing and emphasizes the need for the development of models that can describe such a phenomenon. 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ravindran, P., Krishnan, J. M., & Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Ravindran, Parag||Krishnan, J Murali||Rajagopal, KR

publication date

  • July 2007