SBIR Phase II: Develop an Autonomic-Healing Hot Mix Asphalt

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0848986
Agency Tracking Number: 0740050
Amount: $468,494.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: AM
Solitcitation Number: NSF 07-551
Small Business Information
Advanced Engineering Research, LLC
425 W. Willow Ct., Suite 248, Milwaukee, WI, 53217
Duns: 601092880
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Keh Tsao
 DPhil
 (414) 921-4418
 ktsao@aderesearch.com
Business Contact
 Keh Tsao
Title: DPhil
Phone: (414) 921-4418
Email: ktsao@aderesearch.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will assess the performance of autonomic-healing concrete asphalt through large-scale testing. Each year, about 500 million tons of hot mix asphalt is produced in America, with an average price of $80 per ton. Compared to concrete, hot mix asphalt features lower material cost, but is prone to fatigue cracking when subject to repeated traffic loads. Developing an autonomic-healing concrete asphalt that will actively arrest the microcrack propagation is of great importance and provides an economic savings. The broader/commercial impact of this technology is a cost saving of approximately $340,000 for each mile of pavement construction.

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