Special Issue "Development of Smart Asphalt Pavements"

A special issue of Solids (ISSN 2673-6497).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2022) | Viewed by 369

Special Issue Editors

Centre of Physics of Minho and Porto Universities, University of Minho, Azurém Campus, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: material science; nanotechnology; thin films; functionalized nanoscale and nanostructured materials and surfaces; photocatalytic coatings (thin films, nanoparticles) with self-cleaning, antifogging, air-purifying, and antibacterial functions; advanced characterization techniques
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Centre of Physics of Minho and Porto, Universities (CF-UM-UP), Azurém Campus, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: asphalt mixtures; cement materials, road pavements; civil engineering materials; nanotechnology; functionalized nanoscale and nanostructured materials and surfaces; photocatalytic coatings; self-cleaning; superhydrophobic, thermochromic and phase change materials; air purifying
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Federal Institute Goiano, Rio Verde 75901-970, GO, Brazil
Interests: photocatalytic surfaces; self-cleaning coatings; material science; nanomaterials; nanotechnology; phase change materials
Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife-PE 50670-901, Brazil
Interests: material behavior; bituminous mixture characterization; bitumen characterization; pavement design and evaluation; pavement maintenance and rehabilitation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, entitled "Development of Smart Asphalt Pavements ", aims to publish theoretical and experimental studies and reviews related to the most recently emerging research in the field of asphalt road pavement materials.

In this field, new materials have been developed in this field by taking into account different aspects, for example, the use of recycled materials, functionalization processes, and the incorporation of nano/microparticles.

Thus, we invite researchers to submit original, innovative research that will foster the continuous development of advanced concepts for the short- and medium-term benefit of the scientific community and industrial sectors, with the potential to impact specific market niches and their end-users. Articles that deal with the following (but not limited to) topical subheadings will be deemed suitable for publication:

  • Waste applied to asphalt mixtures;
  • The reuse of waste in asphalt mixtures and in the production of new value-added products;
  • Smart asphalt mixtures;
  • Asphalt mixtures with new capabilities;
  • The incorporation and loading of nano/microparticles into/over asphalt mixtures;
  • The advanced characterization of asphalt mixtures;
  • Photocatalytic and self-cleaning asphalt mixtures;
  • Self-healing, de-icing and anti-icing, and water-repellent (superhydrophobic) asphalt mixtures and binders;
  • Latent heat thermal energy storage including phase change materials (PCM) applications on asphalt mixtures;
  • The application of chromogenic materials (including thermochromic materials) to asphalt mixtures;
  • Piezoeletric materials applied to asphalt mixtures;
  • Environmental and energy applications of bionanomaterials to asphalt mixtures.

Prof. Dr. Joaquim Carneiro
Dr. Iran Rocha Segundo
Dr. Salmon Landi, Jr.
Prof. Dr. Reuber Freire
Guest Editors

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  • smart asphalt mixtures
  • photocatalytic materials
  • asphalt mixtures
  • sustainable functionalization process
  • nanostructured and nanomaterials
  • environmental and energy applications
  • superhydrophobic and self-cleaning

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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