Viscosity Analysis Report Example
The magnitude of the VTS is directly proportional to the temperature susceptibility of the binder (Rasmussen et al. 2002). The VTS values were reported to range from −3.35 to −3.84 (U.S. DOT 2011), which is almost consistent with values of −3.36 to −3.98 reported by Rasmussen et al. and Puzinauskas (Rasmussen et al. 2002 and Puzinauskas 1967).
Shear susceptibility is the rate of change in viscosity with the shear rate (Roberts et al. 1996). The shear susceptibility is determined by calculating the slope of the line formed by a log of shear rate versus the log viscosity graph by using the following equation (Raouf and William 2010).
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