To promote asphalt self-healing, asphalt mixture can be heated via induction heating. This technique consists in adding electrically conductive and magnetically susceptible particles (e.g. steel) into asphalt mixture; then, with the help of an induction heating machine asphalt mixture can be heated. When the temperature of asphalt mixture is above a certain threshold (between 30 °C and 70 °C, depending on the type of bitumen), microcracks start self-healing. Induction healing has been previously demonstrated for repairing asphalt mixture test specimens broken in two pieces, but this technique has never been used for repairing microcracks caused by fatigue damage. In this article, the optimum moment and temperature needed to repair asphalt mixture under fatigue damage have been experimentally determined. With this purpose, Marshall test specimens have been damaged through indirect tensile fatigue tests and healed via induction heating. Finally, damage and healing have been quantified through computed tomography scan tests.

Induction healing of fatigue damage in asphalt test samples / Menozzi, Alessandro; Garcia, Alvaro; Partl, Manfred N.; Tebaldi, Gabriele; Schuetz, Philipp. - In: CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS. - ISSN 0950-0618. - 74(2015), pp. 162-168. [10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.10.034]

Induction healing of fatigue damage in asphalt test samples

TEBALDI, Gabriele;
2015

Abstract

To promote asphalt self-healing, asphalt mixture can be heated via induction heating. This technique consists in adding electrically conductive and magnetically susceptible particles (e.g. steel) into asphalt mixture; then, with the help of an induction heating machine asphalt mixture can be heated. When the temperature of asphalt mixture is above a certain threshold (between 30 °C and 70 °C, depending on the type of bitumen), microcracks start self-healing. Induction healing has been previously demonstrated for repairing asphalt mixture test specimens broken in two pieces, but this technique has never been used for repairing microcracks caused by fatigue damage. In this article, the optimum moment and temperature needed to repair asphalt mixture under fatigue damage have been experimentally determined. With this purpose, Marshall test specimens have been damaged through indirect tensile fatigue tests and healed via induction heating. Finally, damage and healing have been quantified through computed tomography scan tests.
Induction healing of fatigue damage in asphalt test samples / Menozzi, Alessandro; Garcia, Alvaro; Partl, Manfred N.; Tebaldi, Gabriele; Schuetz, Philipp. - In: CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS. - ISSN 0950-0618. - 74(2015), pp. 162-168. [10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.10.034]
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