Khan S, Nagabhushana M N, Vittal UK. (2017). Use of Fly Ash in Low Volume Road, World Road Meeting, International Road Federation, New Delhi.

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Abstract: Coal-based thermal power plants all over the world face serious problems of handling and disposal of the ash produced. The high ash content (30–50%) of the coal in India makes this problem complex. At present, about 145 thermal power stations in India produce nearly 184 million(quantity) tonnes of coal ash per annum (CEA,2015).… View More

Khan S, Nagabhushana M N, Tiwari D, & Jain P K. (2016). Comparison of Uni and Bi-directional Load Induced Rutting in Flexible Pavement with Accelerated Pavement Testing Facility (APTF). Transportation Research Procedia, 17, 521-528.

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Abstract: The Indian Road Network is the second largest in the world after U.S. and flexible pavement is the most sought pavement in India. In fact, majority of roads in India (more then 90 %) are flexible pavement due to ease of construction and initial cost of construction.… View More

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. Submitted.

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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. Submitted.

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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. (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

Hossain K, Das P, Karakas A. (2018). Effect of Ultraviolet Aging on Rheological Properties of Asphalt Cement. 63rd Annual Conference of Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA). Regina, SK, Canada. Accepted.

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Abstract: Age hardening of asphalt mixtures is an irreversible process, which reduces durability of flexible pavements and increase maintenance cost. In pavement structure, aging of asphalt mixture is mainly associated with changing in asphalt cement properties due to oxidation and ultraviolet (UV) radiation.… View More

Swarna S T, Hossain K. (2018). Effect of Interface Bonds on Pavement Performance. Innovation and Technology: Evolving Transportation. Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Annual Conference. Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Accepted.

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Abstract: As per the five-year provincial roads plan (2017 edition), the Department of Transportation and Works of Government of Newfoundland and Labrador shifted its focus from the construction of new roads to the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing highways. With more than 270 km of road planned to be rehabilitated/upgraded in the province by 2022, appropriate strategies are needed to maintain and rehabilitate the roads.… View More

Safiuddin M, Hossain K, Collins C M. (2018). Potential Applications of Self-Cleansing Nano Lotus Leaf Biomimicked Coating in Different Construction Sectors. 7th International Materials Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Accepted.

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Abstract: Lotus leaf has a nanostructure with randomly oriented cone-like protrusions (nano-mountains) and nano-valleys between nano-mountains. The nanostructured lotus leave surface possesses an extremely high water-repelling capacity due to super hydrophobic property. This is well-known as “lotus effect”. The “lotus effect” makes nano lotus leaf biomimicked coating suitable for applications in different construction sectors.… View More

Sarkar S, Hoque M M, Alam R, Ahamed F, Rokon A. (2016). Identification of High-Risk Road Locations on National Highway N2 of Bangladesh Using GIS. Proceedings of BUET-ANWAR ISPAT 1st Bangladesh Civil Engineering Summit. Dhaka, Bangladesh. 120-127

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Abstract: Road traffic safety and highway improvement programs are dependent on the analysis of accurate and reliable traffic accident data. In Bangladesh, significant percentage of crash fatalities occur on limited sections of major roads and highways. These sections are generally known as High Risk Roads, Hazardous Road Locations (HRLs) or Accident Prone Location or Black Spots.… View More

Alam R, Hoque M M. (2018). Safe System and Countermeasures for Vulnerable Road Users in Dhaka City. 4th International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICCESD-2018). (ISBN: 978-984-34-3502-6)

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Abstract: In Bangladesh, the vulnerable road users (VRUs) such as pedestrians, bicyclists, motor cyclist, pedal rickshaws and users of various informal motorized and non-motorized modes are victims of massive injury due to heterogeneous traffic practice. In most of the cases, vulnerable road users are ignored from the planning of urban road network system.… View More