Special Issue "Advances in Asphalt Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2023) | Viewed by 39595
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 (Second Volume)
Special Issue in Materials: Asphalt Road Paving Materials (Second Volume)
The need to maximise the durability and safety of road pavements is widely recognized. The main aspects that lead to durability include improving asphalt properties and developing new types of asphalt materials for pavement construction. Special attention is paid to the environmental sustainability of asphalt pavement. One of the solutions is to modify asphalt by incorporating a range of materials, such as polymers, rubber wax, F-T synthetic wax, natural asphalt, or adding various chemical additives, especially low-viscosity ones. 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 very important 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 (Half-Warm Mix Asphalt). From a sustainability perspective, particularly relevant are the Half-Warm Mix Asphalt technologies that rely on water-foamed asphalt and enable mixture production at a temperature of about 100 °C. In addition to a long service life, modern asphalt pavements are required to have an adequate roughness level for ensuring traffic safety. Asphalt materials such as porous asphalt or special types of SMA mixtures meet this criterion. Progressive enhancement of asphalt 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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- modificed bitumen
- asphalt materials
- pavement diagnostics