Construction Materials

Develop and evaluate new and innovative building materials to reduce costs, improve performance, and ultimately increase the quality of life for the people of New Jersey and the nation

Ayman Ali, Ph.D.

Dr. Ayman Ali

Principal Investigator

Yusuf Mehta, Ph.D.

Dr. Yusuf Mehta

Principal Investigator

Featured Project

Full-Scale Field Evaluation of Cold In-Place Recycling (CIPR) Performance Under Heavy Traffic

The goal of this project is to develop a performance balanced mix design approach for designing Cold In-Place Recycling asphalt mixtures in the laboratory.


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Recent Research Projects

This study investigates the impact of different fiber types on the performance of asphalt mixtures in the laboratory and in the field. It also quantifies the economic benefits from adding fiber to asphalt roads. Five different fiber types (carbon, glass, forta-fi, polyester, and basalt) is used to reinforce the asphalt mixtures. A life-cycle cost analysis (LCAA) of fiber-reinforced asphalt mixtures utilized in military roadways and airfields will be conducted to quantify the benefits of using fibers in reinforcing asphalt mixtures.

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