Investigating the feasibility of using asphalt pavements as a source of heating

Dehdezi, Pejman Keikhaei, Dawson, Andrew R., Hall, Matthew R., Casey, Sean and Miao, Fei (2012) Investigating the feasibility of using asphalt pavements as a source of heating. In: 2nd International Symposium on Asphalt Pavements & Environment, 1-3 October 2012, Fortaleza, Brazil.

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This paper evaluates the feasibility of using asphalt pavements as solar energy collectors with copper pipes embedded below the surfaces. Quartzite was investigated as a replacement for limestone aggregate in asphalt for thermal enhancement. Samples of both asphalt types were tested for indirect stiffness modulus, indirect fatigue, permanent deformation and thermal conductivity. The pipe networks system was also tested. The results indicate that limestone has a better performance in load bearing capacity except fatigue life but the thermal conductivity of the quartzite mixture is higher. With a greater thermal conductivity in the upper layer, the thermal efficiency of the network can be significantly improved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Solar energy, Asphalt pavements, Mechanical performance, Thermal efficiency
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
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Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 14:21
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:34

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