Evaluation of the impact of nanomodification on Self-Healing behavior of asphalt binders

Debzani Mitra, Sk Faisal Kabir, Ayman Ali, Yusuf Mehta, Mohamed Elshaer

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Nanomaterials, due to their higher surface area, smaller particle size, and unique chemical characteristics, might be a potential additive to self-heal microcracks in asphalt pavement and extend pavement life. The goal of this study is to examine the self-healing potential of asphalt binder modified with nanosilica, nanoalumina, and nanoclay at three different dosages. First, factors affecting self-healing behavior (i.e., blending techniques, rest period, and damage level) were investigated following Performance grade, Surface Free Energy, Storage stability, and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy tests. 1% nanosilica exhibited the highest self-healing potential, while 3% nanoalumina also performed well at higher damage levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number133358
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
StatePublished - Nov 17 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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