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A Review of the Contribution of Mechanomutable Asphalt Materials Towards Addressing the Upcoming Challenges of Asphalt Pavements

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Laboratory of Construction Engineering of the University of Granada (LabIC.UGR), 48-18071 Granada, Spain
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Department of Applied Physics of the University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Infrastructures 2020, 5(3), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/infrastructures5030023
Received: 1 December 2019 / Revised: 19 February 2020 / Accepted: 25 February 2020 / Published: 28 February 2020
In the coming years, asphalt materials will face significant challenges due to the demand for smart multifunctional materials in transportation infrastructures, designed under sustainability criteria. Asphalt pavements will not only have to contribute towards the provision of an adequate surface for the transportation of different types of vehicles, but will need to do so considering the increased loads that they will have to support, as well as the extreme weather conditions resulting from climate change. These pavements will also need the capacity to interact with autonomous vehicles and provide information to the users and maintenance agencies regarding traffic data or performance levels. This paper describes how mechanomutable asphalt materials (MAMs) could enhance the properties of asphalt materials, enabling their use as a solution for smart infrastructures. View Full-Text
Keywords: mechanomutable asphalt materials; MAMs; smart materials; smart roads; magnetic fields mechanomutable asphalt materials; MAMs; smart materials; smart roads; magnetic fields
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Leiva-Padilla, P.; Moreno-Navarro, F.; Iglesias, G.; Rubio-Gamez, M.C. A Review of the Contribution of Mechanomutable Asphalt Materials Towards Addressing the Upcoming Challenges of Asphalt Pavements. Infrastructures 2020, 5, 23.

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