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.

The Team

These are the people working on the self healing asphalt project at the Microlab and the Road + Rail Engineering lab at the Civil Engineering and Geosciences Faculty of Delft University of Technology.

Erik Schlangen

Martin van de Ven
(retired) Associate Professor
Road & Rail Engineering

Alvaro Garcia

NOW lecturere at The University of Nottingham, UK

Quantao Liu
Now Associate Professor at Wuhan University of Technology, China