Simplifying the hollow cylinder tensile test procedure through volume-based strain

William G. Buttlar, Michael P. Wagoner, Zhanping You, Shawn T. Brovold

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The development of a hollow cylinder tensile test (HCT) system, including the sealing system used to retain the cavity pressurizing membrane, was described. The procedure to remove bulk fluid compression and other sources contributing to system compressibility from the computation was analyzed. The volume-based strain measurement system was evaluated by comparing volume-based strain measurements to strain gage results for reference specimens of Delrin plastic. A series of two-dimensional discrete element models were developed based upon actual asphalt concrete microstructures, which were used to simulate the complex modulus test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-399
Number of pages33
JournalAsphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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