Development of Self-Healing Asphalt Mixture using Nanoparticle-Modified Asphalt Binders

  • Project Description: The goal of this research study is to evaluate the healing characteristic of nanoparticle-modified asphalt mixtures.
  • Funding Agency: DOD
  • Funding: $648,253
  • Abstract: 
    • Assess chemical changes of asphalt binders due to the use of nanoparticles (SARA testing, FTIR testing, etc.)
    • Evaluate surface energy properties of nanoparticle modified asphalt binders
    • Assess cross-linking impacts of nanoparticle and asphalt binder at different nanoparticle dosage rates