Pavement & Ground Engineering Research Group (PAGE)
Pavement Engineering: Pavement evaluation; techniques and optimisation of maintenance management methodologies; health monitoring and non-destructive based evaluation; back-analysis and residual life prediction; utilisation of soft computing in condition data analysis; application of emerging technology, especially, thermography, 3D imaging and sensor technology; asphalt material characterisation including rheology of bitumen and asphalt mixtures; thermal segregation in asphalt compaction, mechanical properties such as stiffness, fatigue and resistance to permanent deformation; interfacial characterisation (adhesion and cohesion) of bitumen-aggregate to address moisture susceptibility of asphalt mixtures.
(Research in durable pot hole repair)
Construction Material Protection: Protecting asphalt, concrete, stone, masonry and other porous construction materials against the destructive effects of atmospheric pollution, climatic weathering, chemical attack, freeze-thaw and other deterioration agencies.
(Research in hydrophobic impregnation and improved bridge deck waterproofing)
Environmental Sustainability: The development and application of greener and smarter materials. This includes the application of high performance nanotechnology materials and the use of recycled and secondary aggregates in asphalt and concrete; life cycle performance model of emerging asphalt materials to integrate with performance metrics by reducing environmental impacts and energy use; Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect on exposed paved surfaces.
Please click on the link to view information on our recent seminar Bridging Science and Engineering Pothole Propagation, Prevention and Patching held on 26 September 2018 at Brunel University London.