IP 519: Bitumen and bituminous binders - Determination of the tensile properties of bituminous binders by the tensile test method

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  • Method adopted/last revised: 2010
  • Method reapproved: None
  • Status: New
  • First printed in STM books: February 2017


This European Standard specifies a method for determining the tensile properties of a bituminous binder, in particular those of a polymer modified bitumen, by means of a tensile test.

NOTE The tensile properties, more particularly the tensile stress, the elongation and energy, at the yield point and on fracture, are customarily used as a criterion for assessing the quality of these materials.

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