The urgent need for infrastructure rehabilitation and maintenance has led to a rise in the levels of research into bituminous materials. Breakthroughs in sustainable and environmentally friendly bituminous materials are certain to have a significant impact on national economies and energy sustainability. This book will provide a comprehensive review on recent advances in research and technological developments in bituminous materials.
Opening with an introductory chapter on asphalt materials and a section on the perspective of bituminous binder specifications, Part One covers the physiochemical characterisation and analysis of asphalt materials. Part Two reviews the range of distress (damage) mechanisms in asphalt materials, with chapters covering cracking, deformation, fatigue cracking and healing of asphalt mixtures, as well as moisture damage and the multiscale oxidative aging modelling approach for asphalt concrete. The final section of this book investigates alternative asphalt materials. Chapters within this section review such aspects as alternative binders for asphalt pavements such as bio binders and RAP, paving with asphalt emulsions and aggregate grading optimization.
- Provides an insight into advances and techniques for bituminous materials
- Comprehensively reviews the physicochemical characteristics of bituminous materials
- Investigate asphalt materials on the nano-scale, including how RAP/RAS materials can be recycled and how asphalt materials can self-heal and rejuvenator selection
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Preface Introduction to asphalt materials Chapter 1 A Perspective of bituminous binder specifications Part One
Characterisation and analysis of asphalt materials Chapter 2 Analytical Separation Methods in Asphalt Research Chapter 3 Tri-dimensional Linear Visco-Elastic Behaviour of Bituminous Materials Chapter 4 Characterization of Asphalt Materials by Scanning Probe Microscopy Part Two
Damage mechanisms Chapter 5 The Cracking Mechanisms in Asphalt Mixtures Chapter 6 Deformation mechanisms of bituminous materials Chapter 7 Damage Healing in Asphalt Pavements: Theory, Mechanisms, Measurement and Modeling Chapter 8 The Fatigue Cracking of Asphalt Mixtures in Tension and Compression Chapter 9 Multiscale Modeling Approach for Asphalt Concrete and Its Implications on Oxidative Aging Chapter 10 Moisture Damage in Asphaltic Mixtures Part Three
Alternative asphalt materials Chapter 11 Advances in the development of alternative binders from biomass for the production of bio-sourced road binders Chapter 12 Blending of virgin and RA binder in mixtures with high amounts of RA Chapter 13 Paving with asphalt emulsions Chapter 14 A new approach for aggregate grading optimization for mixtures