Special Issue "Advances in Asphalt Pavement Technologies and Practices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2022.
2. Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Delft, The Netherlands
3. University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland
Interests: self-healing technology for asphalt pavements; innovative solutions for asphalt pavement design; sustainable asphalt technologies and asphalt recycling
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Special Issue in Processes: Advances in Self-Healing Material Technology
Interests: pavement recycling; bitumen behaviour; asphalt mix design; asphalt mix testing; warm mix asphalts; cold recycling; waste materials usable for road engineering
Interests: self-healing of asphalt concrete; bio-bitumen; porous asphalt; asphalt-rubber mixture; steel slag asphalt mixtures; recycling stability technology of asphalt pavement; rheological characterization of bitumen and asphalt; Life Cycle Assessment(LCA) on highway engineering; Molecular Dynamics Method and Discrete Element Method and Finite Element Method modeling on bitumen or asphalt or pavement; rubberized concrete and the surface modification of crumb rubber; physico-chemical analysis of bituminous materials in collaboration with chemists
Unlike other construction materials, road materials have developed minimally over the past 100 years. However, since the 1970s, the focus has been on more sustainable road construction materials such as recycled asphalt pavements. Recycling asphalt involves removing old asphalt and mixing it with new (fresh) aggregates, binder, and/or rejuvenator. For the past two decades researchers have been developing novel material and technologies, such as self-healing materials, in order to improve road design, construction, and maintenance efficiency and reduce the financial and environmental burden of road construction.
This Special Issue on “Advances in Asphalt Pavement Technologies and Practices” aims to curate advanced/novel work in asphalt pavement design, construction, and maintenance. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Sustainable asphalt pavement construction practices (e.g., recycling procedures).
- Biological materials in asphalt mix design.
- Life cycle analysis (modelling) environmental and economic risks of transport infrastructure.
Dr. Amir Tabakovic
Dr. Jan Valentin
Dr. Liang He
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- asphalt recycling—hot, warm, cold
- bio-based binders and rejuvenators
- asphalt self-healing, roads construction and maintenance sustainability
- roads durability
- life-cycle analysis
- economy of roads