Semi-Circular Bend (SCB) Test Fixture

Model: MS-45
Price: $680.00

The Semi-Circular Bend (SCB) Test Fixture is used to calculate the fracture energy of asphalt mixtures (maximum aggregate size of 19mm) from a load-displacement curve. Semicircular samples are cut from Superpave Gyratory compacted cylinders or 150mm field cores.

The SCB Test Fixture consists of a 0.5in (12.7mm) thick steel base plate, two L-shaped roller support steel blocks, two steel rollers, a loading ball, and a U-shaped frame. The test fixture is mounted for loading in a Marshall Stability Testers.

A specimen is positioned with the flat side on two rollers and a load is applied along the vertical diameter of the specimen. Load and displacement are measured to calculate test results. The initial roller position is maintained by soft springs and backstops, which establish the test span dimension.


  • Determines fracture energy and toughness of asphalt mixtures
  • Mounts in most standard Marshall Stability Load Frames
  • Test specimens are easily prepared from molded Superpave Gyratory samples or from 150mm field cores

Included Items:

  • Semi-Circular Bend Test Fixture
  • Loading ball


  • MS-48 Sample Preparation Saw used for SCB samples has a spring clamp to easily secure specimens with no need for adjusting the blade
  • MSA-41 Teflon Tape, 1in x 108ft can be used with the SCB fixture to reduce the friction between the asphalt specimen and lower support rollers
Product Dimensions 6.25 x 5 x 8.4in (159 x 127 x 213mm) WxDxH
Estimated Shipping Weight 14.0lb (6.35kg)

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Product Dimensions 6.25 x 5 x 8.4in (159 x 127 x 213mm) WxDxH
Estimated Shipping Weight 14.0lb (6.35kg)
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