Special Issue "Novel Construction Materials for Sustainable Pavements"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 9148
Interests: pavement engineering; recycled pavement materials; geogrid and geosynthetics application in pavements; unsaturated and expansive soils; soil slope stability and slope monitoring
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The Special Issue, “Novel Construction Materials for Sustainable Pavements”, will address advances in novel pavement materials which can contribute toward economical, long-lasting, environmentally-friendly, and climate-adaptive roads. In pavement construction, unbound materials such as crushed rocks and bound materials such as asphalt, concrete, and cement stabilised materials are traditionally used. However, the future pavement construction will be challenged by the depletion of quality crushed rock and by the unavailability of suitable subgrade conditions so novel construction materials and stabilisation of weak subgrades and marginal materials need to be investigated. The use of recycled materials can be an alternative solution to depleting natural resources and could lead to more economical and environmentally-friendly pavement construction. Traditional/marginal materials and weak subgrades can be stabilised using novel additives and reinforcement techniques to achieve superior performance and properties so that the required pavement thickness can be significantly reduced to achieve economical, long-lasting, climate-adaptive roads. Articles and reviews dealing with the processing, characterisation, and properties of performances of novel pavement materials, techniques for incorporating them into design and construction of future pavements, and quantifications of economical, environmental, and climate-adaptive benefits of the novel materials are very welcome.
Dr. Chaminda Gallage
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Unbound granular materials
- Asphalt concrete
- Stabilised pavement materials
- Waste material in Pavements
- Stabilisation of subgrades
- Re-use of road materials
- Environmental aspects of pavement materials