SHARP - Bending Beam Rheometer
- Humboldt - HU1642
ASTM D6648-0, AASHTO T313-02
The Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR) performs flexural tests on asphalt binder and similar specimens per ASTM D6648-01 and AASHTO T313-02.
These tests, initially developed by the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP), consist of a constant force being applied to a specimen in a chilled fluid bath in order to derive specific rates of deformation at various temperatures.
The complete BBR system consists of a fluid bath base unit, a three-point bend test apparatus, which is easily removed from the base unit for specimen loading and unloading, an external cooling unit with temperature controller and a calibration hardware kit with carrying case. The unit features an integral, stainless steel load frame and In-line, blunt-point loading shaft. The large, easy-to-read digital display shows load, displacement, and bath temperature for ease of setup and operation. Real-time displacement, loading, and temperature graphs are displayed during the test cycle and can be re-plotted and re-scaled as needed for easy viewing. Unit includes ASTM/AASHTO-compliant specimen molds and complete calibration kit with carrying case.
Shipping Weight 250 lbs. (115kg)
|Test Load||0 to 200g|
|Test Cycle Control||+/- 0.5g|
|Cycle times||Operator Adjustable|
|Load Cell. temp Compensated||500g|
4.00in (101.6mm) apart
|Operating temperature||Ambient to -40F (-40°C )|
|Compressed Air Requirements||50psi (0-34 MPa ) Clean, dry|
|HU1642||Bending Beam Rheometer 120V/60Hz|
|H-1642.1||Specimen Mold Set|
|H-1642.2||Specimen Mold Set for BBR|