If you would like to know more about self healing materials you should watch the TV-program "HET KLOKHUIS" tomorrow evening on the "Nederland 3" from
18:25 to 18:40. They will show the development of Self Healing Polymers
for more info look at the site of AgentschapNL
or look at the site of "Het Klokhuis". There you can also watch it on internet later, in case you missed it.
Self Healing Aspalt on the A58
On this Blog we will give info on the test track with Self Healing Asphalt that is built on the A58 near Vlissingen in The Netherlands. The Asphalt is a special type of ZOAB (very porous aphalt concrete) containing small steelwool fibres. A known but serious problem with ZOAB is ravelling: stones at the surface coming off in time due to microcracking in the binder. The special ZOAB that is developed at Delft University (sponsored by AgentschapNL) can be heated with induction energy due to the fibres that are present which closes the microcracks and with that extends the service life of the road.