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Transportation Materials Characterization

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WRI materials characterization can help determine the relationship between materials properties and ease of constructability and long-term performance.  We provide in-depth chemical and physical/rheological analysis of asphalt binders and modified binders, including binder compatibility, fractionation (See Separation Science), and aging characteristics (research-grade PAV & Rolling Thin Film Oven Test).  We have the equipment and knowledge to evaluate the suitability of asphalts for particular environments or conditions.  We provide characterization for other transportation materials, including additives, modifiers and aggregates.

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Instruments we use

Laboratory methods and instruments developed or adapted by WRI

Heavy Oil and Residua Characterization 


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