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Development of high-toughness low-viscosity nano-molecular resins for reinforcing pothole patching materials
Author(s): Wei Yuan; Matt Yuan; Linhua Zou; Jenn-Ming Yang; Woody Ju; Wei Kao; Larry Carlson; Brian Edgecombe; Tony Stephen; Ricardo Villacorta; Ray Solamon
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Paper Abstract

As the nation's asphalt pavements age and deteriorate, the need for corrective measures to restore safety and rideability increases. The potholes and alligator cracks in the asphalt pavement of our country's roadways have become an annoying part of our daily life and no innovative technologies are available to improve the safety of US drivers, reduce the cost of road maintenance. We have identified a polymeric material, dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) resin, which can be cured by Grubb's catalyst and other commercially available catalysts to become an ultratough material with all the desired properties for pothole repair. We have characterized DCPD infiltration characteristics using non-destructive CT scan, and the mechanical properties using indirect tensile test under hot, cold or wet conditions. The preliminary results show that DCPD is a promising material for applications in reinforced pothole patching materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7983, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2011, 79831O (19 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880088
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Wei Yuan, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Matt Yuan, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Linhua Zou, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Jenn-Ming Yang, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Woody Ju, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Wei Kao, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Larry Carlson, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Brian Edgecombe, Materia, Inc. (United States)
Tony Stephen, Materia, Inc. (United States)
Ricardo Villacorta, Standards Division, City of Los Angeles (United States)
Ray Solamon, Standards Division, City of Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7983:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2011
H. Felix Wu, Editor(s)

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