Special Issue "Sustainable Asphalt Binders for Roads"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2024 | Viewed by 1269
Asphalt or bitumen is the principal element of almost 95 percent of road pavements in all countries. Although the quantity of asphalt binder in a mixture is only 4–6 percent, it greatly influences the mechanical and performance properties of the bituminous mix. Asphalt has been used so extensively in roads that researchers are now developing alternative binders as the natural asphalt originates from non-renewable and exhaustible resources. Many new methods of reducing the consumption of natural binder are being explored. These include the development of bio-binders, the utilization of RAP, the emulsion-based construction of roads, and many more.
This Special Issue on Sustainable Binders for Roads aims to collate original research and review articles on sustainable asphalt binder in the fields of highway engineering and pavement technology. Research articles on a wide variety of subjects, including the development of bio-binders, the characterization of new binders, the field performance of pavements constructed with new binders, the use of recycled asphalt binder, the chemistry of alternative binder, and morphological characterization of binder, are invited for this issue. All papers should conform to the theme of the sustainability.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The rheological properties of bio-binders for asphalt pavements;
- The chemistry of alternative binders relevant to pavement performance;
- Asphalt Mix design with alternative binders;
- Field studies with high amount of RAP;
- Pavement performance;
- Testing protocols for new binders and asphalt mixtures.
Prof. Dr. Satish Chandra
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- asphalt binder
- sustainable binders for roads
- cold mix
- reclaimed asphalt pavement
- asphalt binder characterization