Special Issue "Functional Materials for Building and Pavement Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 6360
Interests: mechanics of pavements and geo-materials; discrete element modelling; constitutive models of engineering materials; numerical analysis; pavement engineering
The use of coatings is one of the most prominent techniques to improve the durability and performance of pavements and buildings. These structures, under operation, are subjected to various mechanical, chemical and environmental factors. Appropriate design and implementation of coating techniques will limit thermal or icing effects and prevent the entering of chemicals and moisture into the structures, hence extending their life. In addition, surface coating is considered to be an effective method of repairing and maintaining pavement and building surfaces. In the last few decades, new coating materials and technologies have been developed and applied to construction to facilitate different purposes. This Special Issue aims to provide a broad overview and discussion of coating materials and technologies for buildings and pavements.
The topic of interest of this Special Issue includes (and related topics):
- Building and pavement coating materials and treatments
- Coating for heat reflection, anti-icing, anti-skid, water impermeability
- Environmental performances of coating
- Smart energy coating
- Characterization of surface coating properties
- Review and assessment of building and pavement coating
- Innovative surface design and practice
- Coating and surface testing
Dr. Nhu H.T. Nguyen
Dr. Mingjing Fang
Manuscript Submission Information
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Title: Lab-Controlled Experimental Evaluation of Heat-reflective Coatings by Increasing Surface Albedo for Cool Pavements
Authors: Yang Lu; Md Asif Rahman; Nicholas W. Moore; Aidin J. Golrokh
Affiliation: Boise State University
Abstract: Many studies have been conducted to find possible strategies for reducing the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect during hot summer months. One of the largest contributors to UHI is the role that paved surfaces play in the warming of urban areas. Solar reflective cool pavements stay cooler in the sun than traditional pavements. Pavement reflectance can be enhanced by using reflective surface coating. The use of heat-reflective coatings to combat the effects of pavement on UHI have been previously studied, with mixed conclusions. This work focuses on pavement heat-reflective coatings’ ability to reduce UHI in varying weather conditions. To elaborate this, both concrete and asphalt samples are put through a series of tests, including normal conditions, windy conditions, and humid conditions. During these tests, the samples are heated with a halogen lamp and the surface temperature profile is measured using an infrared thermal camera. The air temperature is recorded with a thermometer and the body temperature of the samples is measured at multiple depths using thermocouples. Results show that the effectiveness of the heat-reflective coating varies under different weather conditions, but on average the coated samples were about 1°C cooler for concrete and nearly 5°C cooler for asphalt. However, this temperature difference was reduced significantly for the windy conditions. This work concludes that heat-reflective coatings can effectively approach to cool pavement by increasing surface albedo and could be a viable solution to mitigate UHI effects in cities.