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Dynamics of water evaporation from porous asphalt (2019)
Journal Article
Aboufoul, M., Shokri, N., Saleh, E., Tuck, C., & Garcia, A. (2019). Dynamics of water evaporation from porous asphalt. Construction and Building Materials, 202, 406-414. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.01.043

The dynamics of water evaporation from porous asphalt mixture, with porosity ranging from 15% to 12 29%, have been investigated in this article. In order to test the same samples under different conditions, the pore structure of asphalt was quantifi... Read More

A novel type cold mix pavement material made with calcium-alginate and aggregates (2018)
Journal Article
Alenezi, T., Norambuena-Contreras, J., Dawson, A., & Garcia, A. (2019). A novel type cold mix pavement material made with calcium-alginate and aggregates. Journal of Cleaner Production, 212, 37-45. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.297

This paper has been prepared in the frame of a research focused on the development of Cold Mix pavement materials made with calcium-alginate Capsules (CMC) instead of with just bitumen emulsion, as it is normally made. The initial objective was to re... Read More

On-site manufacture of hot mix asphalt using pellets that can be melted by induction energy (2018)
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Obaidi, H., Gomez-Meijide, B., & Garcia, A. (2019). On-site manufacture of hot mix asphalt using pellets that can be melted by induction energy. Powder Technology, 344, 58-67. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2018.11.089

Despite extensive research into different pothole repair method, up to date, there is no research using the induction heating technology to address the pothole repair has been investigated. The utilization of induction heating with the innovative pot... Read More

New predictive methodology for the apparent activation energy and strength of conventional and rapid hardening concretes (2018)
Journal Article
Saadoon, T., Gómez-Meijide, B., & Garcia, A. (2019). New predictive methodology for the apparent activation energy and strength of conventional and rapid hardening concretes. Cement and Concrete Research, 115, 264-273. doi:10.1016/j.cemconres.2018.10.020

Cement concrete is one of the most used construction materials globally. Prediction of its mechanical performance during hydration contributes to reduced construction time and costs. In this sense, there are different predictive models based on the c... Read More

Effect of bitumen properties in the induction healing capacity of asphalt mixes (2018)
Journal Article
Gómez-Meijide, B., Ajam, H., Garcia, A., & Vansteenkiste, S. (2018). Effect of bitumen properties in the induction healing capacity of asphalt mixes. Construction and Building Materials, 190, 131-139. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.09.102

The visco-elasto-plastic nature of asphalt mixtures gives the material the capacity to self-heal cracks. One of the most promising methods to accelerate the healing phenomenon is the addition of conductive particles to the mix that can be externally... Read More

Induction-heatable asphalt pellets as a new material in road maintenance (2018)
Journal Article
Obaidi, H., Gomez-Meijide, B., & Garcia, A. (2018). Induction-heatable asphalt pellets as a new material in road maintenance. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30(11), doi:10.1061/(ASCE) MT.1943-5533.0002485

In the present investigation, asphalt pellets containing steel grit have been prepared and tested as an energy-efficient and durable alternative to conventional road construction materials, such as hot- and cold-asphalt mixtures. Among other advantag... Read More

Prediction of water evaporation and stability of cold asphalt mixtures containing different types of cement (2018)
Journal Article
Saadoon, T., Gómez-Meijide, B., & Garcia, A. (2018). Prediction of water evaporation and stability of cold asphalt mixtures containing different types of cement. Construction and Building Materials, 186, 751-761. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.07.218

The mechanical performance of cold asphalt mixtures (CAM) can be improved by using cement additions, but it is unclear how this affects the dynamics of water evaporation during drying. This paper investigates CAM samples with different contents and t... Read More

Self-healing asphalt review: from idea to practice (2018)
Journal Article
Xu, S., García, A., Su, J., Liu, Q., Tabaković, A., & Schlangen, E. (2018). Self-healing asphalt review: from idea to practice. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 5(17), doi:10.1002/admi.201800536

In recent decades, researchers have revealed the great healing potential of asphalt and proposed various novel methods to inspire and improve the self‐healing capacity of asphalt aimed to prolong the service life of asphalt pavement. In this review,... Read More

Influence of rheological and physical bitumen properties on heat-induced self-healing of asphalt mastic beams (2018)
Journal Article
Grossegger, D., Gomez-Meijide, B., Vansteenkiste, S., & Garcia, A. (2018). Influence of rheological and physical bitumen properties on heat-induced self-healing of asphalt mastic beams. Construction and Building Materials, 182, 298-308. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.06.148

Asphaltic materials have self-healing properties due to the capacity of bitumen, a viscoelastic liquid with a temperature- and time-dependent viscosity, to flow and/or drain into cracks. Different types of bitumen have different adhesive and rheologi... Read More

Effect of ageing and RAP content on the induction healing properties of asphalt mixtures (2018)
Journal Article
Gómez-Meijide, B., Ajam, H., Lastra-González, P., & Garcia, A. (2018). Effect of ageing and RAP content on the induction healing properties of asphalt mixtures. Construction and Building Materials, 179, 468-476. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.05.121

Over the service life of asphalt roads, different factors produce, in the bitumen, a hardening process known as “ageing”. Also, the addition of recycled, aged material (i.e. RAP) to new mixes modifies the viscosity of the mix. The present research st... Read More

Mechanical and healing properties of asphalt mixes reinforced with different types of waste and commercial metal particles (2018)
Journal Article
Ajam, H., Gómez-Meijide, B., Artamendi, I., & Garcia, A. (2018). Mechanical and healing properties of asphalt mixes reinforced with different types of waste and commercial metal particles. Journal of Cleaner Production, 192, 138-150. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.04.262

Improper disposal of metal waste in landfills is one of the primary means by which metals, mainly produced in different industrial sectors, reach the soil and ground water. These can migrate to surrounding ecosystems and bio-magnify in plants and ani... Read More