Special Issue "Asphalt Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: bitumen: physical chemistry characterization and modification, surfactant self-assembly, and biodegradable surface-active molecules; shear-induced formation of multilamellar vesicles; emulsions
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In last few years, the standards imposed by companies operating in road construction have become higher and higher; consequently, the need for increasingly high performance and wear-resistant pavements push research to explore new materials.
In every part of the world, new roads or pavement maintenance works are carried out.
New asphalt materials have to provide solutions for today's requirements, such as durability, reduction of emissions, high performances, and energy consumption.
Life span and sustainability are very important for the paving industry.
For the purpose of improving the qualitative properties of bitumen and asphalts, additives are applied, e.g., to increase elasticity, improving the heat stability, improving adhesion to aggregate, to decrease viscosity, increasing resistance to aging, to prevent binder drainage from the aggregate surface, etc.
The aim of this Special Issue is to attract world-leading researchers in the area of bitumen and asphalt materials in an effort to highlight the latest exciting developments, discuss the underlying properties of various investigated materials, and promote concrete applications.
This Special Issue is going to provide an information source on material characterization, theoretical aspects, and experimental techniques for asphalt and modified asphalt binder properties; modeling of pavement materials; testing and investigation of binders; and new techniques for material modification.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all authors.
Prof. Dr. Cesare Oliviero Rossi
Prof. Dr. Bagdat Teltayev
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- Materials Modelling
- Advanced Techniques
- Road data collection