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Special Issue "Advanced Asphalt Materials and Paving Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Civil & Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Interests: transportation materials; pavement; asphalt
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Interests: Advanced characterization; simulation and testing of civil engineering materials; Smart technologies for transportation materials and resilient structures; Sustainable and energy-efficient structural materials
Key Laboratory of Road and Traffic Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Tongji University, Shanghai 200000, China
Interests: Asphalt Materials and Pavements; Sustainability and Reuse/Recycling of Infrastructure Materials; Model and Design of Pavement Materials; Nanotechnology in Civil Engineering Materials; and Low Energy Pavement Technology
There has been quite a bit of research progress in the area of asphalt materials and paving technologies in the past decade. These include the use of warm mix asphalt technologies, rubber asphalt, bio-mass derived asphalt, nano materials application, as well as the application of mechanistic-empirical design. The asphalt pavement industry has made extensive efforts to develop and promote new pavement materials and structures for constructing and maintaining sustainable pavement. Pavement materials, which can extend durability, cut costs, reduce neat material usage, and lower environmental impacts, are desirable for such purposes. Modified asphaltic materials have been well developed over the past few decades. Meanwhile, some new design ideas that differ from traditional pavement structures have shown noticeable benefits in terms of pavement durability or cost. With all these development, a collection of the advances in the area of advanced asphalt materials and paving technologies will be necessary for the industry, researchers, government agencies, and other stakeholders.
We invite authors to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, that will contribute to the area in asphalt materials and paving technologies. The advanced materials shall conform to the goal of applied science, and also promote new technology, low cost, high durability, environmental friendliness, and effective resource usage.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Advanced asphalt materials such as polymer modified asphalt, rubber asphalt, bio-asphalt
- Advanced technologies such as warm mix asphalt, cold mix asphalt
- Innovative pavement or material design protocols
- Recycling materials for pavement purposes
- Advanced asphalt pavement construction and maintenance strategies
Prof. Zhanping You
Prof. Dr. Feipeng Xiao
Prof. Dr. Qingli (Barbara) Dai
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