Self-healing of asphalt mastic by the action of polymeric capsules containing rejuvenators

T. Al-Mansoori, J. Norambuena-Contreras, R. Micaelo, A. Garcia

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This paper presents the self-healing results of asphalt mastic by the action of calcium-alginate capsules containing sunflower oil. The morphological, physical, thermal and mechanical properties of the capsules have been evaluated. Additionally, the effect of the capsule oil content and the healing temperature on the self-healing properties of asphalt mastic have been evaluated. It was proven that the capsules can resist the mixing and compaction processes and break inside the asphalt mastic due to mechanical loads, releasing the oil. Healing levels in the asphalt mastic samples with capsules were greater than samples without capsules. The healing level depended on the oil content of the capsules and temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-339
Number of pages10
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2018


  • Asphalt
  • Calcium-alginate
  • Microcapsules
  • Self-healing
  • Sunflower oil

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