Special Issue "Temperature Reduction Technologies Meet Asphalt Pavement: Green and Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: application of numerical methods on pavement engineering; construction of constitutive models of pavement materials; design method of high-performance permeable pavement structure; development of polyurethane material; characterization of mechanical behavior of asphalt mixture at multiscale
Interests: sustainability of road infrastructures; the fundamental mechanisms that control behavior and durability of asphalt materials and pavement systems; technical testing to address performance properties; composition of asphalt mixtures considering various additives and re-using reclaimed asphalt; design of highway and airport pavements; development of road management concepts
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Interests: asphalt pavement design; numerical simulation on pavement materials; bearing capacity of asphalt pavement; meso-model of asphalt pavement considering its multiphase
Interests: asphalt pavement; low-temperature properties of bituminous materials; sustainability of road infrastructures; fatigue properties of asphalt mixtures; solid recycling materials used in asphalt pavement
Temperature reduction technologies have been used worldwide in the last two decades in asphalt pavement engineering. The aim of these technologies is to use lower temperature throughout production processes while without losing the performance properties of asphalt materials. Currently, different levels of temperature reduction technologies, includes warm mix asphalt, half-warm mix asphalt and cold mix asphalt, can be accomplished using varieties of organic/chemical additives and foaming/emulsion techniques. Significant economic and environmental benefits can be achieved, including but not restricted to energy, greenhouse gas and fume emissions reduction, and increased field workability. However, there are still several knowledge gaps to overcome. For example, the incomplete drying of aggregates caused by the lower production temperature may ultimately lead to serious rutting and moisture damage. These limitations hinder the mega-scale application of temperature reduction technologies in asphalt pavement constructions.
This Special Issue covers various subjects related to advanced temperature reduction technologies in bituminous materials. Research on the investigation and application of varieties of technologies is welcome. The assessment of influence on the in-service performance, economy, environment effect, and life-cycle assessment are all invited. Literature reviews are also highly appreciated.
Prof. Dr. Markus Oeser
Prof. Dr. Michael Wistuba
Dr. Pengfei Liu
Dr. Di Wang
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- asphalt pavement
- green materials
- temperature reduction technology
- half-warm mix asphalt
- warm mix asphalt
- cold mix asphalt
- performance properties
- greenhouse gas and fume emission
- life-cycle assessment