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Advances in Rheological Property Evaluation of Bitumen and Bituminous Mixtures

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023 Submit to Special Issue

Guest Editors

Dr. Huailei Cheng Email: chl6218@tongji.edu.cn
Dr. Huailei Cheng is now an associate researcher in the college of transportation engineering of Tongji University. He received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Tongji University. Dr. Cheng's research areas include 1) mechanical and physical properties of asphalt pavement (mixture) via multi-scale tests and simulations, 2) nondestructive test (NDT) for the pavement infrastructure and 3) long-term performance of pavement (LTPP). He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal or conference articles, and served as the reviewer for over ten journals. He has received several awards, including the Best Doctoral Dissertation Award of China Highway and Transportation Society (CHTS), first prize of Scientific& Technological Achievements of CHTS, the Best Paper Award of 2021 WTC conference, etc. His research is funded by the "National Natural Science Foundation of China," the "Postdoctoral Innovative Talents Program of China," and the "Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China" et al.

Dr. Chengwei Xing Email: xingcw@chd.edu.cn
Dr. Chengwei Xing now works in the school of the highway of Chang'an University. He received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Chang'an University and Tongji University, respectively. Dr. Xing's research areas include 1) bitumen aging and reclamation of recycled bitumen pavement and 2) in-situ tests or nondestructive tests (NDT) for asphalt mixtures. He is selected into the Young Talent Program of the Association for Science and Technology in Shaanxi of China, and serves as the principle investigator for the project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published nearly 20 peer-reviewed journal or conference articles, and served as the reviewer for some international journals and conferences. He has received several awards, including the 3rd National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award on Transportation Engineering, the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of Tongji University in 2020, the First Prize of the 3rd Jiangxi Highway Science and Technology Progress, etc.

Summary

As one of the commonly used construction materials in pavement engineering, bitumen produced from refining specific crude oils is usually used as a binder to produce the bituminous mixture with aggregates and mineral powders. During the long-term service, bituminous mixtures are frequently subjected to diseases, including rutting, fatigue, de-bonding, etc., under the influence of the environment and traffic loading. The above diseases are closely related to the variations in the rheological properties of bitumen. Thus, clarifying the rheological behaviors of bitumen is necessary to deeply understand the damage mechanism of bituminous mixtures.

The special issue aims to deeply understand the rheological properties of bitumen and bituminous mixtures. The most interesting topics-but are not limited to-for this special issue are as follows:

● Relationships between rheology and chemistry of bitumen.

● Rheology for the heterogeneous system of polymer modified bitumen.

● Effects of environmental and loading conditions on rheological properties of bitumen and bituminous mixtures.

● Damage mechanism evaluation of bitumen and bituminous mixtures based on their rheological characteristics.


Keywords

Bitumen; bituminous mixtures; rheological properties; rheology; damage mechanism.

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