Safi F, Hossain S M K, Wu S, Ozer H, Al-Qadi I. (2018). A Model to Predict Creep Compliance of Asphalt Mixtures. 97th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA.

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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

Moghaddam T B, Baaj H, Hossain S M K. (2016). Adoption of Statistical Analysis to Evaluat.e the Permanent Deformation of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Modified Asphalt Mixtures. Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Abstract: Permanent deformation (rutting) is one of the most common distress modes in flexible pavement. Rutting performance of asphalt mixture is very susceptible to environmental and loading conditions. In this paper, effects of applied stress and temperature on the permanent deformation of unmodified and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) modified asphalt mixtures (0%, 0.5% and 1% of PET by weight of aggregate particles) were evaluated using dynamic creep test at different temperatures (10˚C, 25˚C and 40˚C) and stress levels (200 kPa, 300 kPa and 400 kPa).… View More

Hossain S M K, Karakas A, Singhvi P, Ozer H, Al-Qadi I. (2018). Effect of Aging and Rejuvenation on Surface Free Energy Measurements and Adhesive Property of Asphalt Binder. 97th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA.

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Abstract: During aging process physio-chemical changes occur in asphalt. As a result, many serious distresses evolve in pavement. The changes occur in asphalt from aging should have deep relation with its intrinsic properties. The surface free energy is a fundamental property of a solid and liquid.… View More

Hossain S M K, Singhvi P, Ozer H, Al-Qadi, I. (2017). Pros and Cons of Advanced Technologies Used in Asphalt Binder Characterization. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology. Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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Abstract: Asphalt binder contributes significantly to the cost and performance of asphalt pavements. To better understand asphalt binder’s characteristics and behavior, a number of test methods and equipment have been developed in the last few decades. In the recent years, asphalt research community has been using some of the advanced technologies to characterize and understand binder behavior.… View More

Liu Q, Hossain S M K, Baaj H, Tighe S. (2017). Field Assessment of Three-Dimensional Surface Texture and Frictional Properties of Experimental Canadian Road Pavements. World Conference on Pavement and Asset Management. Baveno, Italy.

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Abstract: Three-Dimensional (3D) texture measurement and pavement friction evaluation were conducted at the test-track of the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology at the University of Waterloo, Canada.  The test-rack consists of 10 types of flexible and rigid pavement sections with various mixture designs.  … View More

Hosseini F, Hossain S M K, Fu L, Li D S. (2016). Effect of Granularity of Materials and Pre-treatment Performance of Road Salts for Improving Winter Pavement Friction. 96th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA.

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Abstract: Large amount of salts are used in cold regions every winter to keep users of roads, parking lots and sidewalks safe.  While effective for snow and ice control, salts at high concentrations are detrimental to the environment and corrosive to vehicles and infrastructure. … View More

Hossain S M K, Fu L, Oleson J A. (2014). An Experimental Study on the Effectiveness of Anti-icing Operations for Snow and Ice Control of Parking Lots and Sidewalks. 93rd Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA.

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Abstract: This paper describes an empirical study aimed at investigating the performance of the anti-icing strategy for snow and ice control of parking lots and sidewalks. The research is motivated by the need to address several key questions concerning various operational decisions related to the anti-icing strategy, including its relative effectiveness under different weather and site conditions, treatment options, and optimal application rates.… View More

Hosseini F, Hossain S M K, Fu L, Paolo S G, Seters T V. (2015). Field Evaluation of Organic Materials for Winter Snow and Ice Control. 94th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA.

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Abstract: Over five million tons of road salts are applied in Canada every winter to keep users of roads, parking lots and sidewalks safe. While effective for snow and ice control, salts at high concentrations are detrimental to the environment and corrosive to vehicles and infrastructure.… View More

Hosseini F, Hossain S M K, Fu L, Johnson, Fei Y. (2015). Prediction of Pavement Surface Temperature Using Meteorological Data. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Cold Region Engineering Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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Abstract: Pavement surface temperature is an essential requirement for the winter maintenance decision-making processes when determining suitable deicers and optimal application rates for transportation facilities such as parking lots. Currently, there are very few services/methods available to directly measure the pavement surface temperature.… View More

Hossain S M K, Fu L, Li D S, Donnelly T. (2015). Ice Melting Performance of Road Salt: A Mechanistic-Empirical Approach. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Cold Region Engineering Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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Abstract: Optimal and sensible salting for deicing operations in transportation facilities is an indispensable need, since salting operations consume a significant amount of resources and pose significant challenges to infrastructure and the environment. To realize optimal salting, a thorough understanding of the snow melting performance of salt is required.… View More