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

Swarna S T, Reddy K S, Reddy M A, Pandey B B. (2018). Analysis of Stresses Due to Traffic and Thermal Loads in Two-Lift Bonded Concrete Pavements by Finite Element Method. Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 7(2).

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Abstract: The current practice in the construction of jointed plain concrete pavements (JPCP) in India is to lay paving quality concrete (PQC) over roller compacted concrete designated as dry lean concrete (DLC). A plastic sheet of thickness 125 microns is placed as a bond-breaking layer at the interface of DLC and PQC.… View More

Hossain K, Bazan C, Hussein A, Swarna S T. (2018). Long Term Aging Protocol of Asphalt Mixture: A State-Of-The-Art Review. Construction & Building Materials. Under Review.

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Abstract: For decades, asphalt researchers have been trying to understand and simulate aging behavior of asphalt pavement. After years of related work, the AASHTO R30 protocol was adopted in the mid-1980s to simulate short- and long-term aging of asphalt pavement in the lab.… View More

Hossain K, Karakas A, Hossain Z. (2018). Effects of Aging and Rejuvenation on Surface Free Energy Measurements and Adhesion of Asphalt Mixtures. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. Under Review.

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Abstract: This paper presents the results of a study that was conducted to understand the impacts of aging and rejuvenation on fundamental properties of asphalt binders. A Performance Grade (PG) 64-22 binder was aged to simulate aging of asphalt mixes during construction and in-service conditions.… View More

Hossain K, Hossain Z. (2018). Asphalt Binder Microstructure: A Systematic Review. Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering. Accepted with Minor Changes.

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Abstract: Asphalt binder is a very complex chemical compound. Much work has been done to understand and model its chemical, morphological, rheological and mechanical features. This survey paper presents test results and findings from pertinent studies available in the public domain.… View More

Hosseini F, Hossain S M K, Fu L. (2017). Bio-based Materials for Improving Winter Pavement Friction. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 44 (2): 99-105.

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Abstract: Over five million tons of salt (NaCl) is applied in Canada every winter to improve pavement friction in the winter season. While effective for improving pavement surface condition, salts at high concentrations are detrimental to the environment and corrosive to vehicles and infrastructure.… View More

Hossain S M K, Muresan M, Fu L. (2017). Book Chapter: Chapter 21 – Application Guidelines for Optimal Deicing of Highway Pavements. Sustainable Winter Road Operations. Wiley and Sons.

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Abstract: This chapter presents a review of current snow and ice control methods, and a guide for selecting an optimal application rate for specific weather, treatment and level of service requirement. Determining the proper treatment course for a given winter event is extremely important, both from an economic and environmental perspective.… View More

Hossain S M K, Fu L, Oleson A. (2015). Evaluation of Alternative Bio-based Deicers for Optimal Winter Road Maintenance of Parking Lot and Sidewalk Pavements. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 42(7): 437-448.

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Abstract: This paper presents the results of an extensive field study on the comparative performance of alternative organic materials for snow and ice control of parking lots and sidewalks. Approximately 300 tests were conducted in a real-world environment, covering four alternative materials, and 21 snow events.  … View More

Hossain S M K, Fu L, Law B. (2015). Winter Contaminants on Parking Lots and Sidewalks: Friction Characteristics and Slipping Risks. ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering. Volume: 29, Issue: 4 (Dec. 2015).

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Abstract: Pedestrian safety on parking lots and sidewalks is a main concern under adverse winter conditions because of the reduced friction level caused by snow and ice contaminations. Although there is an intuitive understanding that the risk of slipping is related to the friction level of a pavement surface affected by snow and ice, there is limited knowledge on the underlying relationship and how friction level is affected by various factors such as contaminant type and amount, pavement type, and other factors.… View More

Hossain S M K, Fu L, Donnely T, Lamb Z, Muresan, M. (2016). Field Investigation on the Effectiveness of Pre-wetting Strategy for Winter Road Maintenance. ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering. Vol: 30, Issue: 3 (Sept. 2016).

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Abstract: This paper presents the results of an extensive field study of the comparative deicing performance of conventional dry road salt and prewetted road salt for the snow and ice control of transportation facilities. Approximately 500 tests in side-by-side sections were conducted in a real-world environment, covering a wide range of weather conditions in 31 snow events.… View More