Bituminous Materials

The Concrete and Asphalt Laboratory possesses modern testing equipment operated by an experienced team of technicians. Our team can help test your materials and answer your R&D questions.

In particular, we offer the following tests:



  • Conventional binder tests

  • Bitumen rheology using Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)

  • Low temperature properties using Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR) and Fracture Toughness Test

  • Simulation of aging using Rolling Thin Film Oven Test (RTFOT) and Pressure Ageing Vessel (PAV)

  • Advanced characterization using Atomic Force Microscope with Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopy (AFM-FTIR), Gel Permeation-Chromatography (GPC) and Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) for advanced characterization of bitumen

Asphalt mixture / Pavement

  • Conventional mixture tests

  • Dynamic tests (fatigue, stiffness, rutting, gyratory compaction)

  • Monotonic loading tests (interlayer shear test, indirect tensile test, semi-circular bend test)

  • Traffic load simulation in an environmental chamber using Model Mobile Load Simulator (MMLS3)
Model Mobile Load Simulator (MMLS3) for determining the long-term pavement performance
Asphalt testing laboratory with multiple environmental chambers

Flexible Plug Expansion Joints For Road Bridges
(according to draft EAD120011-01-0107 and 120093-00-0107 /ETAG 032-3)

  • Movement capacity test under slow occurring movements at various temperatures with DJMS (Dynamic Joint Movement Simulator)

  • Water tightness test

  • Overrolling test (resistance to fatigue) with MMLS3

In case of questions, please get in touch with Dr. Martin Hugener:, +41 58 765 44 87
Environmental chamber for testing bridge expansion joints