Effects of capsules containing waste oil on the mechanical properties of self-healing hot mix asphalts

Grant: Project TÜBITAK 1001 217M570

Funding Agency: Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK), Turkey

Principal Investigator: Mehmet Yilmaz (Fırat University)

Co-principal Investigators: Erkut Yalcin, Alvaro Garcia-Hernandez & Jose Norambuena-Contreras

Project duration: 2018 to 2020 (30 months)

This research proposal explores capsule production under optimal conditions using waste vegetable and mineral oils. With these purposes, this project proposes to evaluate the physical-mechanical properties of hot mix asphalt (HMA) with capsule incorporation, to determine that the capsule usage do not adversely affect the capsule content and the fatigue life of HMA. Finally, it will be attempted to determine that mineral waste oils can be used as a means of the self-healing agent in long-term aged samples.