Enhancing thermal properties of asphalt materials for heat storage and transfer applications

Dawson, Andrew R. and Dehdezi, Pejman Keikhaei and Hall, Matthew R. and Wang, Junzhe and Isola, Riccardo (2012) Enhancing thermal properties of asphalt materials for heat storage and transfer applications. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 13 (4). pp. 784-803. ISSN 1468-0629

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Abstract

The paper considers extending the role of asphalt concrete pavements to become solar heat collectors and storage systems. The majority of the construction cost is already procured for such pavements and only marginal additional costs are likely to be incurred to add the necessary thermal features. Asphalt concrete pavements are, therefore, designed that incorporate aggregates and additives such as limestone, quartzite, lightweight aggregate, copper slag and copper fibre to make them more conductive, or more insulative, or to enable them to store more heat energy. The resulting materials are assessed for both mechanical and thermal properties by laboratory tests and numerical simulations and recommendations are made in regard to the optimum formulations for the purposes considered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the pre-print Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Road Materials and Pavement Design on 14/12/2012, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14680629.2012.735791.
Keywords: thermo-physical properties, asphalt concrete, pavement energy system, heat storage and transfer applications
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1080/14680629.2012.735791
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 13:37
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 13:43
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/42314

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