Multi-Scale Modelling and Characterization of Asphalt Pavement Materials-Second Edition

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 668

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Institute of Highway Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, 52062 Aachen, Germany
Interests: asphalt pavement design; application of numerical methods on pavement engineering; bearing capacity of asphalt pavement; meso-model of asphalt pavement considering its multiphase
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School of Transportation, Southeast University, No.2 Sipailou, Nanjing 210096, China
Interests: microstructural analysis of asphalt mixture; structure-intelligent detection; recycled aggregate asphalt mixture
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce this Special Issue of Buildings, which will focus on the multi-scale modelling and characterisation of asphalt pavement materials.

The ability of asphalt materials to resist damage during service is related to the multi-scale properties of the material. Therefore, in order to deeply understand the deformation and failure of the asphalt materials, we should not only study them on a macroscopic scale, which allows us to analyse the appearance of the materials, but we should also fully carry out multi-scale analysis, integrating the perspectives of multiple disciplines such as engineering, materials, chemistry, and physics. By quantitatively or qualitatively correlating relevant physical, chemical, and geometric parameters at different scales, new methods and a basis for material selection, modification, and structure design can be provided. In recent years, scholars have used advanced nano- and micro-scale testing technology, molecular dynamics, meso-mechanics, numerical simulation methods, and other multi-scale research methods to conduct valuable discussions on the properties of asphalt pavement materials, which form the foundation for the accurate characterisation and prediction of the performance of asphalt pavement materials.

This Special Issue will provide an opportunity to highlight recent developments in the multi-scale modelling and characterisation of asphalt pavement materials, covering topics such as:

  • Innovative multi-scale characterisation methods.
  • Innovative image processing and multi-scale model reconstruction.
  • Novel, sustainable, multifunctional high-performance building materials.
  • Bridging scale methods.
  • Combined FEM and DEM approach to determine multiphase behaviour of pavement materials.
  • Numerical modelling of multifunctional pavement materials.
  • Molecular dynamics modelling.
  • Multiphysics simulation of pavement materials.

Prof. Dr. Pengfei Liu
Dr. Jing Hu
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Keywords

  • innovative multi-scale characterisation methods
  • innovative image processing and multi-scale model reconstruction
  • novel, sustainable, multifunctional high-performance building materials
  • bridging scale methods
  • combined FEM and DEM approach to determine multiphase behaviour of pavement materials
  • numerical modelling of multifunctional pavement materials
  • molecular dynamics modelling
  • multiphysics simulation of pavement materials

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Simulation of Water Flow Path Length (WFPL) and Water Film Depth (WFD) for Wide Expressway Asphalt Pavement
by Zhenggang Cheng, Zhiyong Liang, Xuhua Li, Xiaowei Ren, Tao Hu and Huayang Yu
Buildings 2024, 14(1), 254; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings14010254 - 17 Jan 2024
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This paper simulates actual rainfall conditions and raindrops flowing to form a water flow path (WFP) on the pavement surface of the wide expressway. Then, the different linear combination conditions, including longitudinal slope (LS), transverse slope (superelevation, TS), gradual change rate of TS, [...] Read more.
This paper simulates actual rainfall conditions and raindrops flowing to form a water flow path (WFP) on the pavement surface of the wide expressway. Then, the different linear combination conditions, including longitudinal slope (LS), transverse slope (superelevation, TS), gradual change rate of TS, and pavement width (PW), were simulated and analyzed. The results show that (1) the influence of each linear index on the maximum water film path length (WFPLmax) and maximum water flow depth (WFDmax) differs (according to the absolute values of Beta, LS has the greatest influence on WFPLmax, and PW has the greatest influence on the WFDmax for both straight-line and circular-curve sections); (2) when the design value of LS is between 1.1% and 4%, the WFDmax can be effectively reduced by lowering the value of LS; (3) in the case of a high design value of LS, it can be considered to increase the TS of the pavement arch from 2% to 2.5% to effectively reduce the WFPLmax, and the wider PW, the better the reducing effect; (4) while widening the expressway, adjusting the TS from 2% to 2.5% can effectively offset the increasing effect of PW on the WFDmax. This research aims to fill the research gap in the simulation of runoff characteristics of wide expressway asphalt pavements and to improve the alignment design of expressways from the drainage perspective for the improvement of driving safety. Full article
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