Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Innovative Materials, New Design Methods, and Advanced Characterization Techniques for Sustainable Asphalt Pavements


Publishing date
01 Jan 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
17 Aug 2018

1University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

2Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

3Brunel University, London, UK

4Ohio University, Athens, USA


Innovative Materials, New Design Methods, and Advanced Characterization Techniques for Sustainable Asphalt Pavements

Description

Asphalt is considered as one of the existing sustainable materials that is used for constructing highway pavements. Asphalt material generally minimizes the impact on environment through the whole process from production to construction to maintenance. However, with the escalating costs and increasing demand on petroleum-derived products including asphalt material, the search for innovative materials from noncrude petroleum sources that are environmentally friendly materials continues to be crucial. The challenges that face asphalt paving technologists nowadays include producing new innovative materials and developing novel design methods for highway pavements capable of carrying the growing traffic loads, preserving the surrounding ecosystems, and meeting the human needs. Proper design procedures facilitate producing sustainable pavements. The mechanistic analysis to predict performance is a key step in the mechanistic-empirical pavement design guide. Advanced procedures and techniques are needed to characterize asphalt materials along with accurate models to analyze pavements for critical stresses and strains to obtain accurate measures for pavement performance and hence produce sustainable pavements.

The scope of the special issue is to come up with new innovative materials from noncrude petroleum sources, novel design procedures, and advanced techniques for mechanistic analysis and evaluation for producing sustainable asphalt pavements to carry the expanding traffic loads and restore the environment. We encourage research papers as well as state-of-the-art reviews in the special issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Introducing new innovative materials for asphalt pavements
  • Developing novel design methods for asphalt pavements
  • Introducing advanced procedures for mechanistic analysis and evaluation
  • Presenting nonpetroleum sources for materials used for asphalt paving mixtures
  • Discussing the sustainability issue and the environmental effects of the new materials
  • Evaluating life cycle costs of proposed materials

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8241071
  • - Editorial

Innovative Materials, New Design Methods, and Advanced Characterization Techniques for Sustainable Asphalt Pavements

Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb | Syed W. Haider | ... | Munir Nazzal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5604197
  • - Research Article

Rutting and Fatigue Properties of Cellulose Fiber-Added Stone Mastic Asphalt Concrete Mixtures

Muhammad Irfan | Yasir Ali | ... | Hainian Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1754567
  • - Research Article

Size Effects of Finite Element Model for Three-Dimensional Microstructural Modeling of Asphalt Mixture

Kuanghuai Wu | Qingzi Deng | ... | Wenke Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5482368
  • - Research Article

Effect of Recycling Agents on Rheological and Micromechanical Properties of SBS-Modified Asphalt Binders

Meng Guo | Yiqiu Tan | ... | Yubo Jiao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6107656
  • - Research Article

Study on Cooling Effect and Pavement Performance of Thermal-Resistant Asphalt Mixture

Jiarong Wang | Zhengqi Zhang | ... | Ke Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8038649
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study on the Axial Compression and Bearing Capacity of Reactive Powder Concrete-Filled Circular Steel Tube

Mingyang Chen | Xiaomeng Hou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6501985
  • - Research Article

Superposed Incremental Deformations of an Elastic Solid Reinforced with Fibers Resistant to Extension and Flexure

Chun IL Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8252347
  • - Research Article

Study on Mechanics-Based Cracking Resistance of Semiflexible Pavement Materials

Duanyi Wang | Xiayi Liang | ... | Huayang Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8651239
  • - Research Article

Strength Characteristics and the Reaction Mechanism of Stone Powder Cement Tailings Backfill

Jianhua Hu | Qifan Ren | ... | Zhouquan Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7328791
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Asphalt Mixtures Designed Using the Marshall and Improved GTM Methods

Jianbing Lv | Xu Zhancheng | ... | Wu Chuanhai
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