Ajay Ranka and Vivek Kane
Zydex Industries Pvt. Ltd.
NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE PAVEMENTS WITH FLEXURAL STRENGTH (Paper 910)
It is customary to consider Marshal Stability or Elastic Modulus of asphalt mixes as measure of strength. However, these strength values don’t take into consideration the fatigue load the pavements are expected to undergo. Flexural strength of asphalt mixes is a very important aspect often ignored.
New Organo-Silane nanotechnology, apart from other green benefits, enhances the flexural strength of the asphalt mixes, leading to greater fatigue resistance and increased pavement life.
This paper presents the summary of laboratory studies made at the IMT (Instituto Mexicano del Transporte), Mexico, to assess effect of Organosilanes on asphalt mixes in terms of fatigue-resistance.