This paper presents a unique self-healing system for asphalt pavement which employs compartmented calcium-alginate fibres encapsulating an asphalt binder healing agent (rejuvenator). This system presents a novel method of incorporating rejuvenators into asphalt pavement mixtures. The compartmented fibres are used to distribute the rejuvenator throughout the pavement mixture, thereby overcoming some of the problems associated with alternate asphalt pavement healing methods, i.e., spherical capsules and hollow fibres. The healing system performance, when embedded in Porous Asphalt (PA) mix was tested by employing: (i) Indirect Tensile Stiffness and Strength test (ii) 4 Point Bending Fatigue test. The Semi Circular Bend (SCB) test was adopted to study crack propagation and its closure (healing) in an asphalt mix. The findings demonstrate that compartmented alginate fibres have capacity to survive asphalt mixing and compaction process. The fibres can efficiently repair damage (close the cracks), increase asphalt mix stiffness and strength. However, when the asphalt mix is subjected to fatigue loading the system does not significantly improve healing properties of the asphalt mix. Nevertheless, the findings indicate that, with further enhancement, compartmented calcium alginate fibres may present a promising new approach for the development of self-healing asphalt pavement systems.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements—Mairepav9|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||9th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements - Empa, Zurich, Switzerland|
Duration: 1 Jul 2020 → 3 Jul 2020
|Name||Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering|
|Conference||9th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements|
|Period||1/07/20 → 3/07/20|
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- Alginate fibres
- Asphalt pavements
- Asphalt rejuvenation