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Special Issue "Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: Materials, Design Methods, and Characterization Techniques (Second Volume)"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Simulation and Design".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2023) | Viewed by 5841
Special Issue Editors
Interests: experimental evaluation and modelling of asphalt paving materials; pavement design and performance testing; nano-reinforced asphalt binders and mixtures; self-healing properties of asphalt binders; use of waste and by-products in asphalt pavements; rubberized asphalt mixtures
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: asphalt concrete; pavements; testing methods; sustainability; recycling; bituminous materials
Special Issue Information
The construction of road asphalt pavements complying with global sustainability targets represents a major challenge for current and future generations of pavement designers and asphalt technologists.
A sustainable approach in asphalt pavement engineering should focus on materials, design methods, and technologies that contribute to minimizing environmental impacts through areduction in energy consumption and natural resources, while ensuring adherence to all performance standards and requirements. Long-life design solutions and the use of durable materials may also provide a number of sustainability benefits throughout the overall life cycle of pavement.
This Special Issue “Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: Materials, Design Methods, and Characterization Techniques” will address recent and relevant advances in this crucial research area. The aim is to collect original contributions dealing with the development of sustainable asphalt materials and technologies on the one hand, and the use of reliable models, characterization techniques, and evaluation tools (including LCCA and LCA) to measure pavement sustainability on the other.
Research papers, reviews, and case studies aiming at bridging the gap between the state-of-the-art and current practices are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Orazio Baglieri
Dr. Pier Paolo Riviera
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- pavement design and evaluation
- asphalt mix design
- performance-related characterization of asphalt materials
- recycling of asphalt pavements
- cold and warm mix asphalt