Device for two-point bending test

In order to further develop its research capacity and to ensure optimum service to its partners and clients, BRRC regularly acquires new testing and measuring equipment.

The Centre carries out specific laboratory and field tests, as well as condition surveys of roads and motorways, on request (at fixed rates).

 

Various types of asphalt mixture are used on our road network. Their compositions have to comply with performance criteria set in the tender specifications of the various road-managing authorities. Performance tests are used to check this compliance. One of these tests is the two-point bending test (picture: new device at BRRC) on trapezoidal specimens, to determine the rigidity modulus and investigate resistance to fatigue.