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. Under Review

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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

Mechanics of Solid Materials

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Course ID: Engi 4312, Offered in: Spring, Enrollments: 90, Class hours: 3hr/wk Major Topics Introduction to Mechanics of Materials and Stress
  • Definition of mechanics; Different types of loads/forces; Review of reactions at supports/connections; Equations of forces/moments in equilibrium state
  • Internal loadings in solid materials for an external load, Concept of stress; Average normal stress and average shear stress, Allowable stress design for a solid material
  • Deformation and Strain in Solid Materials
  • Effects of an external force, Concept of deformation and strain, Concept of axial and shear strain
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • The tension tests, the stress-strain diagram, Detail inspection of stress-strain diagram
  • Concept of Modulus of elasticity (Hook’s law), Yielding, Plastic Deformation, Strain Hardening, Necking, Ductile Materials vs.
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    Safi F, Al-Qadi I, Hossain K, Ozer H. (2018). Total Recycled Asphalt (TRA) Mixes’ Characteristics and Field Performance. 98th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA. Accepted.

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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 Study of Two-Lift Concrete Pavements: Design & Economics. 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academics for Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA. Accepted.

    Posted Posted in Recent Conference Papers, Recent Publications
    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. (2018). Can WCO be an Asphalt Rejuvenator?. 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academics for Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA. Submitted.

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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

    Safi F, Hossain K, Wu S, Al-Qadi I, Ozer H. (2018). Modeling Creep Compliance of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Recycled Materials. Construction & Building Materials. Vol: 184, 374-381.

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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