Term of the Road Dictionary

complex modulus

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Roads Materials Mixed Materials
  • Definition : Modulus characterizing the recoverable deformation behaviour of linear viscoelastic materials under harmonic stress. Notes: 1. It is a complex number which is the ratio of complex stress to complex strain. 2. This quantity is used to characterize the recoverable deformation behaviour of bituminous mixtures at low stress amplitude.

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