NDT.net - February 2000, Vol. 5 No. 02

In-Line Nondestructive Evaluation of Asphalt Plug Joints

Lily D. Poulikakos, Mahir B. Sayir
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland
Manfred N. Partl
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, EMPA, Dübendorf, Switzerland

NDTISS'99 - International Symposium on NDT Contribution to
the Infrastructure Safety Systems, 1999 NOV 22-26 Torres,
published by UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil



The Dynamic Rheometer

Experimental setup and main features of the measurements

Calculation of Global Material parameters

Summary and Conclusions


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