Assessment of Interlayer Bonding Properties with Static and Dynamic Devices

  • Christiane RaabEmail author
  • Elise Fourquet
  • Omar Abd El Halim
  • Manfred N. Partl
Conference paper
Part of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series (SUCI)


Although static interlayer bond testing has been established for quality control during recent years its significance has been questioned and in the wake of this discussion several more realistic dynamic testing devices have been proposed with the purpose of determining the interlayer bond properties not only at failure but also during service life. The Germany testing device developed at the University of Dresden even found entrance into the European test standards and the device has been commercially available for a couple of years. The paper presents an investigation dealing with the importance of interlayer bond testing for performance evaluation and focuses on a comparison of results from static and dynamic interlayer bond testing. Based on the comparison of static and dynamic bond testing the benefits from dynamic testing will be evaluated and a recommendation for the dynamic testing procedure will be presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christiane Raab
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elise Fourquet
    • 2
  • Omar Abd El Halim
    • 3
  • Manfred N. Partl
    • 1
  1. 1.Road Engineering/Sealing ComponentsEMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and TechnologyDuebendorfSwitzerland
  2. 2.EuroviaParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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