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

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, 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, 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