Ahmed R B, Hossain K, Aurilio M. (2019). Characterization of Asphalt Rheology Using Waste Cooking Oil as a Rejuvenator. Journal of Construction and Building Materials. Under Review.

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Abstract: This study investigates the performance of aged binders blended with three different types of rejuvenators. The thin film oven test (TFOT) aged PG 58-28 binder was mixed with raw waste cooking oil (R1), modified waste cooking oil (R2), and Hydrolene H90T (R3) at the concentrations of 3%, 6%, and 9% respectively determined by the weight of the total binder.… View More

Dhasmana H, Hossain K, Sarakas A A. (2019). Effect of Long-Term Aging on the Rheological Properties of Rejuvenated Asphalt Binder. Road Materials and Pavement Design. Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680629.2019.1686051

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Abstract: Recycled asphalt products are increasingly being used in asphalt concrete pavements to improve pavement sustainability. Asphalt recycling, while it is undoubtedly an environmentally sustainable practice, includes asphalt binder that is already oxidized. Aged binder is highly brittle and becomes a driving factor for cracking related distresses.… View More

Khan S, Nagabhushana M N, Tiwari D, Hossain K,& Guruvittal U K. (2019). Performance Evaluation of Inverted Pavement for Low Volume Roads. Road Materials and Pavement Design. Under Review.

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Abstract: The inverted pavement system is an alternate type of pavement system in comparison to the rigid and flexible pavement system. The performance of this type of pavement has been tried in many counties including the US, South Africa and India.… View More

Hossain K. (2019). Chapter No. 10176, Roadway Pavement Conditions and Various Summer and Winter Maintenance Strategies. Section – Transport Safety and Security. International Encyclopedia of Transportation, Elsevier. In Press. ISBN: 9780081026724. Invited.

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Abstract: This chapter provides a brief summary of various road conditions that are observed during the life of a road pavement, safety implications of these road conditions, and maintenance strategies and technologies implemented to improve these conditions for enhancing road safety.… View More

Safi F, Al-Qadi I, Hossain K, Ozer H. (2019). Total Recycled Asphalt (TRA) Mixes’ Characteristics and Field Performance. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119849915

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Abstract: The use of recycled materials in asphalt concrete (AC) pavement has increased significantly for economic and sustainable benefits. However, the use of recycled materials can pose risks to the performance of asphalt pavements. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has developed five distinct total recycled asphalt (TRA) mixes, containing up to 60% asphalt binder replacement (ABR) obtained from reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS); whereas 100% recycled aggregates are acquired from RAP, steel slag, and recycled concrete aggregate (RCA).… View More

Swarna S T, Hossain K, Reddy M A, Pandey B B. (2018). A Mechanistic and Economic Analysis of Two-Lift Concrete Pavements. Road Materials and Pavement Design. Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680629.2019.1620843

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Abstract: The government of India has embarked on the construction of major highways with concrete pavements to eliminate frequent maintenance of bituminous pavement, damaged by heavy commercial vehicles and moisture. It is therefore necessary to re-examine the current pavement design with a sound analytical approach.… View More

Ahmed R B, Hossain K. (2019). Waste Cooking Oil as an Asphalt Rejuvenator: A State-of-The-Art Review. Construction and Building Materials. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.116985

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Abstract: Over 90% of the paved roads in Canada are asphalt pavements. Most of the pavements were built decades ago and are currently exhibiting a significant amount of surface distresses. These distresses include potholes, rutting (deformation in the wheel path), and cracking.… View More

Alam R, Hossain K, Butt A A, Caudle T, Bazan C. (2019). Life Cycle Assessment of Asphalt Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Techniques: A Study for the City of St. John’s. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjce-2019-0540

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Abstract: Although pavement maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) techniques are usually examined in economic terms, there is a growing need to address their environmental footprints as well. The objective of this study is to assess the environmental impacts of M&R techniques with the Athena Pavement LCA Software—a life cycle assessment (LCA) tool.… View More

Safi F, Hossain K, Wu S, Al-Qadi I, Ozer H. (2018). Modeling Creep Compliance of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Recycled Materials. Construction & Building Materials. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.06.232

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Abstract: Thermal cracking is one of the major distresses in flexible pavements, especially in the northern part of the U.S. and Canada. With the increasing use of recycled materials like reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingle (RAS), asphalt pavements have become more susceptible to thermal distresses.… View More

Hossain K, Bazan C, Hussein A, Swarna S T. (2018). Long Term Aging Protocol of Asphalt Mixture: A State-Of-The-Art Review. Construction & Building Materials. Under Review.

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Abstract: For decades, asphalt researchers have been trying to understand and simulate aging behavior of asphalt pavement. After years of related work, the AASHTO R30 protocol was adopted in the mid-1980s to simulate short- and long-term aging of asphalt pavement in the lab.… View More