Objectives of the project:
The objective of the current project is to identify compatible thermochromic materials for binders used to construct bituminous pavements and also characterize the performance of the mixtures made using these identified materials.
Entire nation will be benefited in terms of using less amount of materials for road construction by having a better performing binder/mixture. By using the thermochromic binders that will change their color according to the temperature, road construction is going to consume less materials for a stipulated design life.
Identification of sustainable materials which will be better resistant to the distresses that occur during the design life of a bituminous pavement. This will assist the use of new kind sustainable materials for road construction.
Timeline and Budget:
Year 1: 75 Lakhs
Year 2: 07 Lakhs
Year 3: 08 Lakhs
Proposer Name & Designation:
Dr. Mullapudi Ramya Sri, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, IIT Hyderabad