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Jing, R. (author), Apostolidis, P. (author), Liu, X. (author), Naus, Robbert (author), Erkens, S. (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author)
The rejuvenation of epoxy modified bituminous binders is a topic of much debate because such binders may not be able to melt at high temperatures and restore their properties using recycling agents. This paper presents the results of an experimental program developed to evaluate the re-usability of an epoxy modified bitumen, or epoxy bitumen, by...
journal article 2021
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Ren, S. (author), Liu, X. (author), Lin, P. (author), Erkens, S. (author), Xiao, Yue (author)
To further explore the long-term aging behaviors of bitumen from the multiscale perspectives, the experimental characterization and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation methods were performed. Series of chemical properties for the virgin and various aged bitumen were evaluated using the TCL-FID, ATR-FTIR, Elemental analysis and GPC tests. The...
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Zhang, Y. (author), Liu, X. (author), Ren, S. (author), Jing, R. (author), Gard, W.F. (author), Apostolidis, P. (author), Erkens, S. (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author)
Lignin, one of the most abundant natural polymers, has been extensively studied as liquid or solid additive in bituminous binders. Despite the fact the organosolv lignin in bitumen improves the overall resistance against oxidative aging, lignin could lead to binders of high thermal cracking sensitivity. In this study, a bio-based oil is...
conference paper 2021
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Xu, S. (author), Liu, X. (author), Tabakovic, A. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
Self-healing asphalt, which is designed to achieve autonomic damage repair in asphalt pavement, offers a great life-extension prospect and therefore not only reduces pavement maintenance costs but also saves energy and reduces CO<sub>2</sub> emissions. The combined asphalt self-healing system, incorporating both encapsulated rejuvenator and...
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Ren, S. (author), Liu, X. (author), Lin, P. (author), Erkens, S. (author)
This study elaborates the influence of blends formulated by waste oil (WO) and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) on thermo-mechanical and chemical compositional characteristics of rejuvenated bitumen. The results show that both WEO (waste engine oil) and WCO (waste cooking oil) can compensate viscous component for reclaimed bitumen, and the effect...
conference paper 2021
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Xu, S. (author), Liu, X. (author), Tabakovic, A. (author), Lin, P. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), Nahar, S. (author), Lommerts, B. J. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
Rejuvenator encapsulation technique showed great potential for extrinsic asphalt pavement damage healing. Once the capsules are embedded within asphalt pavement, the healing is activated on-demand via progressing microcrack. When the microcrack encounters the capsule, the fracture energy at the tip opens the capsule and releases the...
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Wang, H. (author), Liu, X. (author), Varveri, Aikaterini (author), Zhang, H. (author), Erkens, S. (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author), Leng, Zhen (author)
Considering the application scenarios of rubber granules from waste tires in the bitumen modification process (wet or dry process), both aerobic and anaerobic aging of rubber may occur. The current study aims to investigate the thermal aging behavior of waste tire rubber samples using nanoindentation and environment scanning electron...
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Jing, R. (author), Varveri, Aikaterini (author), Liu, X. (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author), Erkens, S. (author)
Bitumen ageing is one of the principal factors causing the deterioration of asphalt pavements. As bitumen ages, the pavement loses its ability to relax stresses during loading/unloading and thermal cooling process, thus the risk of cracking increases. Oxidation and ultraviolet (UV) radiation are believed to be the main factors that can cause...
book chapter 2021
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Lin, P. (author), Liu, X. (author), Apostolidis, P. (author), Erkens, S. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), Ren, S. (author)
Observing the microstructure of bituminous binders with an environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) can contribute significantly to reveal the underlying rejuvenation mechanism. In this study, three rejuvenators were selected to regenerate the aged SBS modified binders at five dosages, and their rheology was evaluated using a dynamic...
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Ren, S. (author), Liu, X. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), Lin, P. (author), Apostolidis, P. (author), Erkens, S. (author), Li, Mingliang (author), Xu, Jian (author)
Lignin, as a major waste from biofuel and paper industries, could be utilized as a modifier to enhance the relevant performance of bitumen. However, the effects of lignin on the thermodynamics properties and molecular structure of bitumen are rarely studied. Meanwhile, the potential modification mechanism of lignin modified bitumen is still...
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Ren, S. (author), Liu, X. (author), Xu, Jian (author), Lin, P. (author)
Porous asphalt pavement is widely used due to its adequate water permeability, noise reduction and skid resistance. The study aims at exploring the potential of using the crumb rubber/styrene–butadienestyrene (CR/SBS) modified bitumen as high-viscosity binder for porous asphalt mixture, and investigating the effect of swelling and degradation...
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Liu, X. (author), Fu, Dafang (author), Zevenbergen, C. (author), Busker, Tim (author), Yu, Meixiu (author)
As a result of high-density urbanization and climate change, both the frequency and intensity of extreme urban rainfall are increasing. Drainage systems are not designed to cope with this increase, and as a result, floods are becoming more common in cities, particularly in the rapidly growing cities of China. To better cope with more frequent...
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Ren, S. (author), Liu, X. (author), Lin, P. (author), Wang, H. (author), Fan, W. (author), Erkens, S. (author)
The chemo-rheological properties of crumb rubber modified bitumen are always unstable due to the mutable and uncontrollable swelling-degradation degree of crumb rubber in bitumen matrix. The study aimed at exploring the continuous swelling and degradation behaviors of crumb rubber modified bitumen (CRMB) considering the influence of rubber size...
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Wang, H. (author), Liu, X. (author), Apostolidis, P. (author), Wang, Di (author), Leng, Zhen (author), Lu, Guoyang (author), Erkens, S. (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author)
Rubberized asphaltic materials have been frequently combined with warm-mix asphalt technologies to tackle the issues of high energy consumptions and emissions during construction. Effective and accurate characterization of binder properties is conducive to the improvement of long-term pavement performance. The current study aims to quantify...
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Wang, H. (author), Zhang, H. (author), Liu, X. (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author), Leng, Zhen (author)
Crumb rubber modified bitumen (CRMB) can be regarded as a binary composite system in which swollen rubber particles are embedded in the bitumen matrix. The current study aims to further improve the prediction accuracy of micromechanical models for CRMB by considering the interparticle interactions. To accomplish this goal, two different...
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Xu, S. (author), Liu, X. (author), Tabakovic, A. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
Microwave heating has been shown to be an effective method of heating asphalt concrete and in turn healing the damage. As such, microwave heating holds great potential in rapid (1–3 min) and effective damage healing, resulting in improvement in the service life, safety, and sustainability of asphalt pavement. This study focused on the microwave...
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Liu, X. (author)
Railway crossings are essential components of the railway track system that allow trains to switch from one track to another. Due to the complex wheel-rail interaction in the crossing panel, crossings are vulnerable elements of railway infrastructure and usually have short service lives. The crossing damage not only results in substantial...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Zhang, Y. (author), Liu, X. (author), Apostolidis, P. (author), Jing, R. (author), Erkens, S. (author), Poeran, Natascha (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author)
Organosolv lignin, a natural polymer, has been used in this study as an oxidation inhibitor in bitumen. Particularly, the effect of oxidative aging on the chemical compositional changes and on the rheology of bituminous binders with organosolv lignin and the impact to inhibit oxidation in bitumen were evaluated. Firstly, after analyzing the...
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Zhang, Y. (author), Liu, X. (author), Jing, R. (author), Apostolidis, P. (author), Erkens, S. (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author)
During oxidative aging, oxygen reacts with active molecules present in bitumen producing polar compounds, principally ketones and sulfoxides, and increasing in the portion of asphaltenes. In general, oxidation reactions in bitumen yields to change its generic chemical composition and finally its colloidal structure deteriorating the physico...
conference paper 2020
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Wang, H. (author), Apostolidis, P. (author), Zhang, H. (author), Liu, X. (author), Erkens, S. (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author)
Microwave heating is a promising heating technology for the maintenance, recycling and deicing of pavement structures. Many experimental studies have been conducted to investigate the microwave heating properties of asphalt mixtures in the laboratory. However, very few studies investigated the application of microwave heating on asphalt...
conference paper 2020
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