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

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

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

Ali A, Hossain K, Dhasmana H, Safiuddin M, Bazan C, Hussein A. (2018). Field Inspection and Classification of Pavement Distresses of St. John’s City in Newfoundland Canada. 7th International Materials Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Accepted.

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Abstract: The City of St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) has a unique weather climate, with excessive precipitation year-round, moderate summers and extreme winters. The pavement foundation (subgrade) layer in this region consists mainly of strong metamorphic rocks. Since the city is located in an island and has a small population size, the road pavements of this city experience very low volume of heavy traffic.… 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

Singhvi P, Karakas A, Hossain S M K, Ozer H, Al-Qadi I. (2017). Impact of Rejuvenators on the Binder Rheological and Chemical Characterization of Recycled AC Mixtures. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology. Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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Abstract: Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements (RAP) and Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) are increasingly used in asphalt concrete (AC) pavements due to their lower initial cost and potential sustainability benefits. Despite these benefits, the use of these materials poses significant challenge as the recycled binder available in these materials is highly oxidized due to aging.… View More

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