Special Issue "Advances in Asphalt Materials (Second Volume)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 822
Interests: bitumen; foamed bitumen; cold recycling; rheology; asphalt materials
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Special Issue in Materials: Production, Application and Properties of Bitumen
Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Asphalt Materials
Special Issue in Materials: Asphalt Road Paving Materials (Second Volume)
The need to maximise the durability and safety of road pavements is widely recognized. This can be achieved via improving asphalt properties and developing new types of asphalt for pavement construction. Special attention is paid to the environmental sustainability of asphalt pavement. Asphalt can be modified via the incorporation of a range of materials, such as polymers, rubber wax, F-T synthetic wax, and natural asphalt, or the addition of various chemical additives, especially low-viscosity ones. The effectiveness of these measures is assessed with increasingly advanced rheological tests of the binder, which are capable of predicting its behaviour over pavement service life. It is critical that we continue to develop and constantly improve new types of bituminous mixtures produced with binders modified with low-viscosity additives or zeolite-foamed asphalt at lower mixing and paving temperatures (e.g., half-warm mix asphalt). From a sustainability perspective, the half-warm mix asphalt technologies that rely on water-foamed asphalt and enable mixture production at a temperature of approximately 100 °C are particularly relevant. In addition to a long service life, modern asphalt pavements are required to have an adequate roughness level to ensure traffic safety. Asphalt materials such as porous asphalt or special types of SMA mixtures meet this criterion. Progressive enhancement of asphalt’s material properties is accompanied by advances in diagnostic methods that verify the effectiveness of the material solutions applied.
Prof. Dr. Marek Iwański
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- modified bitumen
- asphalt materials
- pavement diagnostics