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Effect of bitumen properties in the induction healing capacity of asphalt mixes

G�mez-Meijide, Breixo; Ajam, Harith; Garcia, Alvaro; Vansteenkiste, Stefan


Breixo G�mez-Meijide

Harith Ajam

Alvaro Garcia

Stefan Vansteenkiste


The visco-elasto-plastic nature of asphalt mixtures gives the material the capacity to self-heal cracks. One of the most promising methods to accelerate the healing phenomenon is the addition of conductive particles to the mix that can be externally heated by applying electromagnetic induction. The present paper studies the influence of bitumen properties on the induction healing capacity of asphalt mixtures. The main conclusion that can be extracted is that, for the range of bitumens commonly used in Europe, the fact of changing the type of bitumen does not significantly affect the healing capacity of the resulting asphalt mix.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 16, 2018
Online Publication Date Sep 24, 2018
Publication Date Nov 30, 2018
Deposit Date Jan 9, 2019
Journal Construction and Building Materials
Print ISSN 0950-0618
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 190
Pages 131-139
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