Anton Paar eAcademy: Rheology of Asphalt


Bitumen is a refined residue from crude oil distillation. It is a complex mixture containing many diverse petrochemical components. Asphalt is a mixture of bitumen and mineral components, with bitumen serving as a binder. However, the terms asphalt and bitumen are used synonymously. For good product quality, the main focus is on the binder attributes of bitumen, which can be measured with a rheometer. The properties of bitumen can be optimized by testing its viscosity and other rheological parameters that describe its stiffness and compliance. Various measuring geometries and accessories, such as heating devices specialized for bitumen (or asphalt) testing ensure highly accurate results.


Target group: 

People with working knowledge of asphalt rheology who are interested in measuring asphalt and bitumen and want to know more about the rheological possibilities.

  • Basics of asphalt rheology as well as state-of-the-art measuring methods
  • Measurements in rotation and oscillation
  • Standard measurements according to e.g. DIN 14770, AASHTO T 315 and MSCR
  • Specific software templates for testing asphalt and bitumen
  • Softening point (ring/ball measuring system), breaking point, flash point testing



Datum: 2021-06-08, 10:00 - 11:15 (UTC+08:00)
Jazyk: English
Školitel: Nigel Foong

Mr. Nigel Foong joined Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman as Assistant Laboratory Manager for 3 years. He served in laboratory management and look over analytical instruments of material characterization in spectroscopy (FT-IR,UV-Vis, Polarimeter, Fluorescence, AAS),thermal analyser (TGA, DSC) and X-ray Diffractometer (XRD).

With his varied experience in materials characterization, Nigel is currently with Anton Paar as the Application Specialist supporting customers in rheology and particle characterization.