Special Issue "Asphalt Road Paving Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2023) | Viewed by 62803
Interests: bitumen; foamed bitumen; cold recycling asphalt pavements; warm mix asphalt technology; rheology
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Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Asphalt Materials
Special Issue in Materials: Advances in Asphalt Materials (Second Volume)
Special Issue in Materials: Asphalt Road Paving Materials (Second Volume)
Asphalt is the basic material for making structural layers of pavements. Although it was known and applied in ancient times for road construction, it was not until the twentieth century that the dynamic development of asphalt technologies commenced, along with extensive industrialization in all parts of the world.
Today, asphalt is one of the most recycled materials. Reclaimed asphalt pavement, derived from reconstruction or resurfacing of existing roads, is reused in new asphalt mixtures. Cold recycling technologies and low-temperature asphalt technology are being implemented, thus, conforming to sustainable development policies. Lower asphalt mixing and paving temperatures minimize emissions and improve working conditions for workers, while quiet pavement technologies provide traffic noise reductions.
Research on asphalt modification with various types of modifiers, including low-viscosity materials, and the implementation of new asphalt types cannot be overestimated. The need to accurately determine asphalt properties forces the development of new testing methods. New testing methods are being applied for identifying structural and rheological properties of asphalt mixtures to ensure the long service life of pavements.
Novel techniques are being implemented for the diagnosis of pavement condition, assessment of its durability, and providing the necessary pavement surface features to ensure road safety.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcomed.
Prof. Marek Iwański
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- asphalt materials
- performance evaluation