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

Hossain S M K, Fu L, Lake R. (2016). Optimum Winter Road Maintenance: Effect of Pavement Types. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 43(9): 802-811.

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Abstract: This paper presents the results of an extensive field study of the comparative performance of road salt on different pavement types for snow and ice control in transportation facilities. Approximately 400 tests were conducted in a real-world environment, covering three different pavement types and 27 snow events.… View More

Hossain S M K, Fu L, Lu C. (2014). Deicing Performance of Road Salts: Modeling and Applications. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board of National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. 2440 (10): 76-84.

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Abstract: This paper describes the results of a field study designed to quantify the effects of various factors on the snow-melting performance of salt. Many tests were conducted in a realistic environment over two winter seasons, covering more than 70 snow events, with temperatures ranging from -14°C to 3°C and snowfalls ranging from ~0.2 to 21.0 cm.… View More

Swarna, S. T., Reddy, M. A., & Pandey, B. B. (2017). Analysis and Design of Concrete Pavements: A New Approach. IRC Highways, Indian Roads Congress, 45(12), 37-42

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Abstract: Westergaard’s theory is usually used for the computation of single wheel load and temperature gradient in concrete pavements. While wheel load stresses are found to be generally correct for interior and edge loading conditions, equations for temperature stresses are valid for linear temperature gradient.… View More

Swarna, S. T., Reddy, M. A., & Pandey, B. B. (2017). A Mechanistic Analysis of Bonded Concrete Pavements. Highway Research Journal, Indian Roads Congress, 8(1), 17-26

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Abstract: The current practice in design and construction of concrete pavement in India involves placement of pavement quality concrete (PQC) over dry lean concrete (DLC) with a debonding layer of the 125-micron plastic sheet in between DLC and PQC to eliminate possible reflection cracks from DLC to PQC.… View More

Swarna, S. T., Reddy, M. A., & Pandey, B. B. (2017). A Re-examination of Structural Safety of concrete pavements with wider pavements. Journal of the IRC, Indian Roads Congress, 78(1), 22-26

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Abstract: Construction of concrete pavements has gained momentum in India for reasons of durability, maintenance-free service and lower life-cycle cost. Stress computation in the Guidelines for the Design of Plain Jointed Rigid Pavements for Highways (IRC:58-2011 and IRC:58-2015)  is given for 3.5 m wide pavement with and without tied shoulder while slab widths of 4 m, 4.5 m, and 5.0 m are being adopted with a single longitudinal joint in a 9 m or 8.5m wide pavement.… View More

Swarna, S. T., Reddy, M. A., & Pandey, B. B. (2018). Effect of Extended Dry Lean Concrete Base on Flexural Stresses in Concrete Pavements. Journal of the IRC, Indian Roads Congress, 79(2), 25-28

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Abstract: Indian Road Congress (IRC) design guideline for concrete pavement suggests pavement quality concrete (PQC) layer over a roller compacted concrete designated as dry lean concrete (DLC) with a bond breaking layer of 0.125 mm thick plastic sheet at the interface of DLC and PQC.… View More

Tohur R, Amin J. (2017). Surface Water Drainage of Roadway Using Concept of Permeable Pavement. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. (ISBN: 978-3-330-32579-1).

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Abstract: Over the last few years, cities and suburbs has become larger and densely populated. Earlier road sides of these area were covered by mostly vegetation and natural surfaces. But now it is replacing by impermeable infrastructures day by day. The absence of this natural surfaces and man-made obstructions have let cities with the challenge of increasing runoff volume during rainy season resulting serious water logging.… View More

Ali, A. 2015. Filtration of Fine Particles in Porous Medium: Size Selection. Master’s Thesis. University of Harve, France.

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Abstract: The study on the processes of detachment, transport and deposition of suspended solids in natural or artificial porous media and the consequences on the progressive damage of these media represent an important research subject that offers a diversified field of application.… View More