Instrumentation Plan for Research on Nanotechnology-Based Infrastructure

Instrumentation is requested which will lead to the ultimate objective of promoting Rutgers as a leader in the study of sustainable transportation infrastructure. In recent years, nanotechnology has brought revolutions to engineering materials. The ”bottom-up” concept behind nano-modification of materials has the potential to open up new uses and classes of infrastructure materials. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are inherently multifunctional and can serve as a structural reinforcement as well as a platform for sensing and healing due to their novel mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. A research effort is planned to provide initial results on the fundamental behavior and functional performance of nanotube-modified asphalt material. The requested equipment will leverage additional funding from federal sources (NSF and FHWA). The Research Council award will generate preliminary data that will provide credibility for the junior faculty investigator toward future proposals.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program. Cover title: Instrumentation for Research on Nanotechnology-Based Infrastructure.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rutgers University, Piscataway

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, 100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    Trenton, NJ  United States 

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wang, Hao
  • Publication Date: 2014-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Pagination: 4p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01678151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RC-RU2001
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2018 8:32AM