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1. Multiscale and Multiphysics Modelling of Bituminous Materials 2. Deriving Alternative Binders from Biomass and Waste Materials (such as plastics) 3. Pavement Performance Evaluation and Predictions for Smart Maintenance and Management

20102020

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2020

Adaptability evaluation of pavement structure to replacement treatment subgrade of black cotton soil

Luan, Y., Ma, Y., Zhang, W., Zhang, Y., Ma, T. & Lee, J., 30 Jun 2020, In : Transportation Safety and Environment. 2, 1, p. 69-80

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Crack Length Based Healing Characterisation of Bitumen at Different Levels of Cracking Damage

Li, L., Gao, Y. & Zhang, Y., 10 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 258, 120709.

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Effect of superabsorbent polymer on mechanical properties of cement stabilized base and its mechanism

Guan, Y., Zhang, Z., Zhang, X., Zhu, J., Zhou, W., Huang, Q. & Zhang, Y., 30 Jun 2020, In : Transportation Safety and Environment. 2, 1, p. 58-68

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Energy-Based Kinetics Approach for Coupled Viscoplasticity and Viscofracture of Asphalt Mixtures

Luo, X., Li, H., Deng, Y. & Zhang, Y., 2 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 146, 9, 04020100.

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Energy-based mechanistic approach for crack growth characterization of asphalt binder

Li, H., Luo, X., Yan, W. & Zhang, Y., 21 May 2020, In : Mechanics of Materials. 148, 103462.

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In-situ and numerical investigation on the dynamic response of unbounded granular material in permeable pavement

Lu, G., Wang, H., Törzs, T., Liu, P., Zhang, Y., Wang, D., Oeser, M. & Grabe, J., 14 Jul 2020, In : Transportation Geotechnics. 25, 100396.

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Modelling crack initiation in bituminous binders under a rotational shear fatigue load

Gao, Y., Li, L. & Zhang, Y., 27 May 2020, In : International Journal of Fatigue. 139, 1 p., 105738.

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Rheological and fatigue characterisation of bitumen modified by anti-ageing compounds

Omairey, E. L., Zhang, Y., Gu, F., Ma, T., Hu, P. & Luo, R., 31 Jul 2020, In : Construction and Building Materials. 265, 120307.

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2019

3D simulation of deflection basin of pavements under high-speed moving loads

Deng, Y., Luo, X., Gu, F., Zhang, Y. & Lytton, R. L., 30 Nov 2019, In : Construction and Building Materials. 226, p. 868-878 11 p.

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Impact of anti-ageing compounds on oxidation ageing kinetics of bitumen by infrared spectroscopy analysis

Omairey, E. L., Zhang, Y., Al-Malaika, S., Sheena, H. & Gu, F., 30 Oct 2019, In : Construction and Building Materials. 223, p. 755-764 10 p.

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Molecular dynamics investigation of interfacial adhesion between oxidised bitumen and mineral surfaces

Gao, Y., Zhang, Y., Yang, Y., Zhang, J. & Gu, F., 15 Jun 2019, In : Applied Surface Science. 479, p. 449-462 14 p.

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Predicting crack growth in viscoelastic bitumen under a rotational shear fatigue load

Zhang, Y. & Gao, Y., 3 Jul 2019, In : Road Materials and Pavement Design. 20 p.

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Structural performance and sustainability assessment of cold central-plant and in-place recycled asphalt pavements: A case study

Gu, F., Ma, W., West, R. C., Taylor, A. J. & Zhang, Y., 20 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 208, p. 1513-1523 11 p.

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Three-dimensional simulation of aggregate and asphalt mixture using parameterized shape and size gradation

Li, J., Zhang, J., Qian, G., Zheng, J. & Zhang, Y., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 31, 3, 04019004.

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Use of building-related construction and demolition wastes in highway embankment: Laboratory and field evaluations

Zhang, J., Gu, F. & Zhang, Y., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 230, p. 1051-1060 10 p.

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2018

Characteristics of damaged asphalt mixtures in tension and compression

Lytton, R. L., Zhang, Y., Gu, F. & Luo, X., 15 Jan 2018, In : International Journal of Pavement Engineering. 19, 3, p. 292-306

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Characterizing stress-dependent complex and relaxation moduli of dense graded asphalt mixtures

Li, L., Li, W., Wang, Z., Dong, M. & Zhang, Y., 30 Dec 2018, In : Construction and Building Materials. 193, p. 55-63 9 p.

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Impact of biological clogging on the barrier performance of landfill liners

Tang, Q., Gu, F., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y. & Mo, J., 1 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 222, p. 44-53

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Impact of minerals and water on bitumen-mineral adhesion and debonding behaviours using molecular dynamics simulations

Gao, Y., Zhang, Y., Gu, F., Xu, T. & Wang, H., 20 May 2018, In : Construction and Building Materials. 171, p. 214-222 9 p.

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Kinetics-based aging evaluation of in-service recycled asphalt pavement

Luo, X., Gu, F., Zhang, Y., Lytton, R. L. & Birgisson, B., 1 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 200, p. 934-944

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Modeling Stress-Dependent Anisotropic Elastoplastic Unbound Granular Base in Flexible Pavements

Zhang, Y., Gu, F., Luo, X., Birgisson, B. & Lytton, R. L., 14 May 2018, In : Transportation Research Record.

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Reaction Chemistry and Kinetics of Corn Stalk Pyrolysis without and with Ga/HZSM-5

Huang, B., Xie, X., Yang, Y., Rahman, M. M., Zhang, X., Yu, X., Blanco Sanchez, P. H., Dong, Z., Zhang, Y., Bridgwater, A. V. & Cai, J., 7 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. 10 p.

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Thermal, optical, interfacial and mechanical properties of titanium dioxide/shape memory polyurethane nanocomposites

Shi, S., Shen, D., Xu, T. & Zhang, Y., 18 Aug 2018, In : Composites Science and Technology. 164, p. 17-23

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2017

Characteristics of undamaged asphalt mixtures in tension and compression

Lytton, R. L., Gu, F., Zhang, Y. & Luo, X., 19 Jan 2017, In : International Journal of Pavement Engineering. Latest addition

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Characterization and prediction of permanent deformation properties of unbound granular materials for Pavement ME Design

Gu, F., Zhang, Y., Luo, X., Sahin, H. & Lytton, R. L., 30 Nov 2017, In : Construction and Building Materials. 155, Nov, p. 584-592 9 p.

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Laboratory characterization of directional dependence of permeability for porous asphalt mixtures

Chen, J., Tang, T. & Zhang, Y., Oct 2017, In : Materials and Structures. 50, 5, p. 215 1 p.

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Mechanistic-empirical models for better consideration of subgrade and unbound layers influence on pavement performance

Luo, X., Gu, F., Zhang, Y., Lytton, R. L. & Zollinger, D., 9 Jun 2017, In : Transportation Geotechnics. in press

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Modelling cracking damage of asphalt mixtures under compressive monotonic and repeated loads using pseudo J-integral Paris’ law

Zhang, Y., Gu, F., Birgisson, B. & Lytton, R. L., 27 Dec 2017, In : Road Materials and Pavement Design. p. 1-11 11 p.

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Prediction of geogrid-reinforced flexible pavement performance using artificial neural network approach

Gu, F., Luo, X., Zhang, Y., Chen, Y., Luo, R. & Lytton, R. L., 17 Mar 2017, In : Road Materials and Pavement Design. in press

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Viscoelasticplastic-Fracture modeling of asphalt mixtures under monotonic and repeated loads

Zhang, Y., Gu, F., Birgisson, B. & Lytton, R. L., 1 Jan 2017, In : Transportation Research Record. 1, 2631, p. 20-29 10 p.

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2016

Characterization of linear viscoelastic, nonlinear viscoelastic and damage stages of asphalt mixtures

Luo, R., Liu, H. & Zhang, Y., 30 Oct 2016, In : Construction and Building Materials. 125, p. 72-80 9 p.

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Crack evolution of asphalt mixtures under compressive monotonic and repeated loads

Zhang, Y., Birgisson, B., Gu, F. & Lytton, R. L., 26 May 2016, In : RILEM Bookseries. 13, p. 155-162 8 p.

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Development of a New Mechanistic Empirical Rutting Model for Unbound Granular Material

Gu, F., Zhang, Y., Droddy, C. V., Luo, R. & Lytton, R. L., 1 Aug 2016, In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 28, 8, p. 04016051

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Impact of geogrid on cross-anisotropy and permanent deformation of unbound granular materials

Gu, F., Zhang, Y., Luo, X., Luo, R. & Lytton, R. L., 8 Jul 2016, In : Transportation Research Record. 2580, p. 34-46 13 p.

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Implementation of pseudo J-integral based Paris’ law for fatigue cracking in asphalt mixtures and pavements

Luo, X., Zhang, Y. & Lytton, R. L., Sep 2016, In : Materials and Structures. 49, 9, p. 3713-3732 20 p.

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Rutting-induced permeability loss of open graded friction course mixtures

Chen, J., Zhang, Y., Li, H. & Gao, Y., Mar 2016, In : Journal of Testing and Evaluation. 44, 2, p. 719-724 7 p.

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Weak form equation–based finite-element modeling of viscoelastic asphalt mixtures

Zhang, Y., Birgisson, B. & Lytton, R. L., Feb 2016, In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 28, 2, 04015115.

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2015

A generalized Drucker–Prager viscoplastic yield surface model for asphalt concrete

Zhang, Y., Bernhardt, M., Biscontin, G., Luo, R. & Lytton, R. L., 2015, In : Materials and Structures. 48, p. 3585–3601

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Improved methodology to evaluate fracture properties of warm-mix asphalt using overlay test

Gu, F., Zhang, Y., Luo, X., Luo, R. & Lytton, R. L., 2015, In : Transportation Research Record. 2506, p. 8-18 11 p.

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Nondestructive measurement of water content and moisture migration of unsaturated red clays in South China

Zhang, J., Jiang, Q., Zhang, Y., Dai, L. & Wu, H., 2015, In : Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. 2015, 7 p., 542538.

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Using overlay test to evaluate fracture properties of field-aged asphalt concrete

Gu, F., Luo, X., Zhang, Y. & Lytton, R. L., 30 Dec 2015, In : Construction and Building Materials. 101, Part 1, p. 1059-1068 10 p.

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2014

Anisotropic characterization of crack growth in the tertiary flow of asphalt mixtures in compression

Zhang, Y., Luo, R. & Lytton, R. L., 30 Jun 2014, In : Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 140, 6, 04014032.

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Crack initiation in asphalt mixtures under external compressive loads

Zhang, Y., Luo, X., Luo, R. & Lytton, R. L., 15 Dec 2014, In : Construction and Building Materials. 72, p. 94-103 10 p.

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Fracture and viscoelastic properties of asphalt binders during fatigue and rest periods

Shen, S., Lu, X., Zhang, Y. & Lytton, R., 31 Jan 2014, In : Journal of Testing and Evaluation. 42, 1, 10 p.

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2013

Characterization of viscoplastic yielding of asphalt concrete

Zhang, Y., Luo, R. & Lytton, R. L., Oct 2013, In : Construction and Building Materials. 47, p. 671-679 9 p.

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Mechanistic modeling of fracture in asphalt mixtures under compressive loading

Zhang, Y., Luo, R. & Lytton, R. L., Sep 2013, In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 25, 9, p. 1189-1197 9 p.

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2012

Anisotropic viscoelastic properties of undamaged asphalt mixtures

Zhang, Y., Luo, R. & Lytton, R. L., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Transportation Engineering. 138, 1, p. 75-89 15 p.

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Characterizing permanent deformation and fracture of asphalt mixtures by using compressive dynamic modulus tests

Zhang, Y., Luo, R. & Lytton, R. L., Jul 2012, In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 24, 7, p. 898-906 9 p.

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