Special Issue "Effect of Additives and Binders on Asphalt Pavement Properties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 3839
Interests: pavement engineering; FEM modeling; bitumen and bituminous composites rheology; data mining; design of experiment theory
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The inescapable rise in road traffic and unpredictable climate-related factors is forcing the emergence of new material solutions in road engineering. More than 40% of pavement properties are affected by the bituminous binders used. Distilled bitumen is usually unable to meet the challenges of present trends for highly durable road structure designs. Fore this reason, researchers place a very strong emphasis on the modification of bitumen rheological characteristics using polymers, bitumen temperature-reducing additives, or those that increase bitumen storage stability. Stable bitumen modification requires a multitude of measurements and varied analytical methods that take into account a number of constant and random factors. Modern analytical tools used for this purpose include the design of experiments or neural networks. The results must be verified regarding the effectiveness of modifications. The effects of modern additives on modified bitumen are assessed based on asphalt mix properties, and the assessment must correlate with applicable requirements. Since sustainable road construction requirements ensure the optimized use of natural resources, the knowledge and practices concerning the use of waste-derived materials (recycling) as modifiers and additives are in high demand.
We invite original research articles that will stimulate further efforts on modern bituminous binders and additives for asphalt pavements.
Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Mazurek
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- rheological modeling of modified bitumen and asphalt pavement
- linear and nonlinear behavior of novel bitumens
- innovative bitumen modifiers
- advanced bitumen composites for road construction and maintenance
- modification of binders and asphalt pavements with waste polymers
- advanced statistical methods for predicting the influence of additives on asphalt pavement properties.