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Enhancing thermal properties of asphalt materials for heat storage and transfer applications

Dawson, Andrew R.; Dehdezi, Pejman Keikhaei; Hall, Matthew R.; Wang, Junzhe; Isola, Riccardo


Andrew R. Dawson

Pejman Keikhaei Dehdezi

Matthew R. Hall

Junzhe Wang

Riccardo Isola


The paper considers extending the role of asphalt concrete pavements to become solar heat collectors and storage systems. The majority of the construction cost is already procured for such pavements and only marginal additional costs are likely to be incurred to add the necessary thermal features. Asphalt concrete pavements are, therefore, designed that incorporate aggregates and additives such as limestone, quartzite, lightweight aggregate, copper slag and copper fibre to make them more conductive, or more insulative, or to enable them to store more heat energy. The resulting materials are assessed for both mechanical and thermal properties by laboratory tests and numerical simulations and recommendations are made in regard to the optimum formulations for the purposes considered.


Dawson, A. R., Dehdezi, P. K., Hall, M. R., Wang, J., & Isola, R. (in press). Enhancing thermal properties of asphalt materials for heat storage and transfer applications. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 13(4),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 31, 2012
Online Publication Date Dec 14, 2012
Deposit Date Apr 26, 2017
Publicly Available Date Apr 26, 2017
Journal Road Materials and Pavement Design
Print ISSN 1468-0629
Electronic ISSN 1468-0629
Publisher Taylor & Francis Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 4
Keywords thermo-physical properties, asphalt concrete, pavement energy system, heat storage and transfer applications
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Additional Information This is the pre-print Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Road Materials and Pavement Design on 14/12/2012, available online: <a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="" target="_blank"></a>


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