Mathematical and Experimental Investigations of Modeling, Simulation and Experiment to Promote the Life-Cycle of Polymer Modifie

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-010

Fiscal Year: 2012/2013

Status: Final

Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Nii Attoh-Okine, Ph.D., P.E., University of Delaware , Patrick Szary, Ph.D.

External Author(s): Madhu Namani

Sponsor(s): TA Instruments -- Waters, LLLC, FHWA -- RITA


The purpose of this work is to use tools from across disciplines, mathematical science and pavement engineering, to carry out experiments and modeling,to use results from one to motivate the other ;  to understand and allow modifications of the properties of polymer modified asphalts; and to develop comprehensive rheological models for polymer modified asphalts under different physical and environmental conditions. Graduate students will be cross trained in understanding both the mathematical and the experimental nature of polymer modified asphalts.