Arshad Hussain

Arshad Hussain
National University of Sciences and Technology | NUST · National Institute of Transportation (NIT)

PhD in Road and Railway Engg

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January 2013 - present
National University of Sciences and Technology
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2006 - September 2009
National Institute of Transportation (NIT)
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Development of Guidelines for Asphalt Pavement Recycling in Pakistan

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Publications (44)
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The linear complementarity problem (LCP) approach, expedited by using the simple rigid–plastic theory, has been utilized successfully in predicting the numerical response of the ductile steel or concrete structures subjected to short-duration, high-intensity dynamic loads. The current study attempts to improve the computational stability of this po...
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The crystalline wax in asphalt binder has obvious influence on the low temperature performance of the asphalt pavement, and it is essential to adopt an accurate and efficient method to separate crystalline wax from asphalt binder. In this paper, the optimum eluted solvents used for the separation of the wax fraction are determined by the solubility...
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Ultraviolet radiation, oxidation, temperature, moisture, and traffic loads produce degradation and brittleness in the asphalt pavement. Microcracks develop into macrocracks, which eventually lead to pavement failure. Although asphalt has an inherent capacity for self-healing, it is constricted. As a result, damages build beyond the ability of aspha...
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This research aims to analyze the usage of fly ash (FA) as filler and Steel slag as coarse aggregate in hot mix asphalt concrete to monitor its healing characteristic under microwave heat. Both fly ash and steel slag are the industrial by-products. Using Marshall, Hot mix asphalt (HMA) mixtures were prepared for control and three different modified...
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The traditional method to obtain optimum bitumen content and the relevant parameters of asphalt pavements entails time-consuming, complicated and expensive laboratory procedures and requires skilled personnel. This research study uses innovative and advanced machine learning techniques, i.e., Multi-Expression Programming (MEP), to develop empirical...
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Road traffic accidents are one of the world’s most serious problems, as they result in numerous fatalities and injuries, as well as economic losses each year. Assessing the factors that contribute to the severity of road traffic injuries has proven to be insightful. The findings may contribute to a better understanding of and potential mitigation o...
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At un-signalised at-grade intersections or roundabouts, motorcyclists have to make a quick decision to manoeuvre and avoid crash. Many studies show that risk-taking behaviour is the major cause of accidents in young motorcyclists. In this study, we analysed various factors that are involved in the risk-taking behaviour of young motorcyclists at un-...
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To undertake a reliable analysis of injury severity in road traffic accidents, a complete understanding of important attributes is essential. As a result of the shift from traditional statistical parametric procedures to computer-aided methods, machine learning approaches have become an important aspect in predicting the severity of road traffic in...
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Sustainability and durability are the key requirements of pavement structure. Sustainability of asphalt pavement structure involves utilization of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) technologies with the addition of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP), where durability of asphalt involves performance parameters like fatigue and fracture resistance properties etc....
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The road traffic accidents (RTAs) have raised concern globally and become worsen with the passage of time that expedite issues of social exclusion and public health. There are approximately 1.35 million people involved annually in road crashes and 3,700 people died on daily basis. A ratio of happening an accident has found greater in developing cou...
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Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. Surely, it is extensively employed in the construction of rigid pavements. Repetitive loads on the pavement cause cracks which allow the ingress of harmful compounds and thus reduce the durability of concrete. Hence, this research presents an ecofriendly solution to impart self-he...
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The commuters’ circulation space in the multimodal transport interchanges comprises of a network of pathways and stairways and meant for the efficient transit of commuters from one mode to another transport mode. Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) - Report 165 guidelines for the design of commuters’ circulation space in multimodal transpor...
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With the increase in demand of flexible pavements, due to their various advantages over rigid pavements, there is a need to improve the aging properties of the bitumen in order to enhance its resistance against different types of distresses such as rutting, fatigue cracking. This research focus on the use of one polymeric additive Polyethylene (PE)...
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This research focused the impact of various aggregate gradations on permanent deformation and moisture susceptibility of asphalt concrete mixtures. Five wearing course of different gradation, namely NHA-A, NHA-B, SP-1, SP-2 and MS-2, were adopted. Two paving grade bitumen i.e. 40/50 and 60/70 were used. Hamburg Wheel Tracking Test (HWTT) and Modifi...
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Hot mix asphalt (HMA) compacted at low temperatures develops many distresses due to high air voids. Asphalt compaction operations in the field are mostly based on the experience of field staff. Hence, independent of the actual temperature of the HMA. In this study, temperature variation in hot mix asphalt (HMA) was investigated during paving operat...
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Multi-lane highways are used to channel the traffic between collector roads and freeways, such as urban arterial roads. Their capacity is moderate to high, and they are designed to balance traffic mobility with accessibility. Traditionally, the assessment of multi-lane highways’ level of service (LOS) is based on the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM)....
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Self-reporting is a valuable tool in transportation research practices especially in drivers’ non-compliance behavior on- and off-road. Self-reporting often serves as a proxy and provides access to data that may be difficult to obtain by other means. Whereas assessment and validation of such subjective observations is another challenge to decipher,...
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This study investigates the dynamic response | E*|, rutting susceptibility and fatigue resistance of the virgin HMA and HMA blended with RAP and further RAP with hydrated lime mixtures. Optimum binder contents were obtained using Marshal Mix design method and the samples for performance testing were prepared. The Superpave Gyratory Compactor (SGC)...
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Back in 1993, Strategic Highway Research Program introduced new mix design method known as SUPERPAVE that is an acronym of Superior Performing Asphalt Pavement. Superpave caters filed performance of bituminous mixes and Superpave gradation chart includes 0.45 power line, restricted zone and control points. In Superpave, the gradation that complianc...
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Flexible pavements are the major type of pavement use in recent days. Bitumen is the main constituent’s part of flexible pavement. Bitumen is the by-produce of petroleum. The depleting reserve of petroleum led researcher to look for alternative binder. This research work explicitly aim at replacing certain percentage of bitumen with Tire Rubber pow...
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This research presents a comparative analysis of properties and performance of hot mix asphalt (HMA) modified by various polymer-based waste materials which included low-density polyethylene (LDPE) in the form of polyethylene bags (shopping bags), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in the form of waste plastic beverage bottles and crumb rubber (CR) f...
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Premature failure of hot mix asphalt pavements in Pakistan is generally due to intense loadings owing to which frequent maintenance is required. To prevent premature failure and make pavements economically efficient and effective, several alternatives should be designed. In this study, pavement made of Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA-25) is proposed as a...
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Recycling of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) provides us the need to save valuable aggregate and the help of which the use of expensive bituminous binder will be reduced as well. In this study we have considered one WMA additive (Sasobit). The rut resistance of mixes was improved by adding either RAP or Sasobit or both as compared to control aspha...
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Recent studies have shown that Flow number (FN) alone may not be able to describe the permanent deformation (PD) behaviour of a mix, rather additional parameters are considered, e.g., dynamic modulus (|E∗|), gradation, and mix volumetric, to get better insights into PD behaviour. However, stiffness in terms of Resilient Modulus (MR) has not been co...
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The capacity design of passengers’ circulation areas at the transfer stations is a crucial issue from the designers’ point of view. An adequate design reflects the better performance while inadequacy leads to the congestion issues at the transfer stations. To overcome the shortcomings in the design guide (TCRP-165 Report) and existing exponential-b...
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Transportation network plays a substantial role in the everyday life of social beings. The preservation of this vast infrastructure needs appropriate and cost-effective design techniques, which depends upon the selection and proportion of binder and aggregate. With the passage of time, as compared to HMA (Hot Mix Asphalt), WMA (Warm mix asphalt) ha...
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Moisture Damage is one of the chief reasons of premature failures in asphalt pavements. It majorly depends on the gradation of aggregate used in the mix. This study was carried out to evaluate the effect of gradation on moisture susceptibility of asphalt paving mixes. Three kinds of aggregate gradations namely NHA-B (lower), SP-2 (middle) and MS-2...
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Hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavements are exposed to repeatedly variations in traffic loads and environmental conditions. When imposed stresses are coupled with environmental actions that are caused owing to frequent traffic loads, a reduction in pavement life occurs due to moisture damage. Consequently, it results in permanent deformation and cracking f...
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The contemporary traffic safety research comprises little information on quantifying the simultaneous association between drink driving and speeding among fatally injured drivers. Potential correlation between driver’s drink driving and speeding behavior poses a substantial methodological concern which needs investigation. This study therefore focu...
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The increase in road traffic on arterials and highways in Pakistan has caused early failure of asphaltic pavements; leading to potholes and cracks in pavements for which a detailed study of determining the relationship between resilient modulus and pavement durability is needed. This study targets upon the determination of resilient modulus of seve...
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Highway agencies around the world are endeavoring to use larger quantities of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in order to meet economic and environmental needs. Comprehensive road networks are a basis for economic development of any country. RAP usage not only economical and environmental friendly but also preserve the natural resources and simila...
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This research evaluates the performance of various hot mix asphalt mixtures. Four HMA mixtures (two controlled and two modified) for wearing course were evaluated within envelope of national highway authority (NHA's) class A and class B gradations using Superpave mix design method. Bakelite, an old plastic was added as modifier to the penetration g...
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Using Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) not only reduces the cost of new asphalt mixtures but also conserve the natural resources. To incorporate RAP in asphalt mix design, it is vital to know the amount and quality of the residual binder. In this research both conventional and Superpave methods were used to determine the virgin and residual binder...
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Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) is regularly and successfully used for surface courses in many countries. In this study SMA was designed using two different local aggregates blending ratios. The aggregate blends were tested for density, abrasion, crushing, water absorption and polishing before used in SMA design. Laboratory testing of the SMA surface mi...
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The use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) has been enormously increased from the last two decades. In fact using RAP in pavement construction has now become most common practice in many countries. Using RAP not only economical and environmental friendly but also preserve the natural resources and similar or even better in performance than virgin...
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This paper presents the evaluation of the potential aggregate source for pavement construction in Pakistan. The Dina quarries which produce quartzite aggregates have been in use for building construction for long time. For pavement construction the aggregate materials are mostly obtain from Margalla hills and Kirana hills. The crushed limestone fro...
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Premature rutting due to high temperatures and heavy loads has been a major distress on flexible pavements in Pakistan. One of the main causes of this early rutting is the available asphalt binders, which are still graded by using penetration grading system. The penetration grading system is based on empirical tests and does not link with performan...
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The use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) has been enormously increased from the last two decades. In fact using RAP in pavement construction has now become common practice in many countries. Using RAP not only economical and environmental friendly but also preserve the natural resources and similar or even better in structural performance than v...
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The use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) has been enormously increased from the last two decades. In fact using RAP in pavement construction has now become common practice in many countries. Using RAP not only economical and environmental friendly but also preserve the natural resources and similar or even better in structural performance than v...
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Earthquake-induced landslides along the Dujiangyan-Yingxiu highway after the Ms 8.0 Wenchuan earthquake in 2008 were investigated. It was found that: (1) slopes were shattered and damaged during the earthquake and open tension cracks formed on the tops of the slopes; (2) the upper parts of slopes collapsed and slid, while the lower parts remained b...

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The available funds for maintenance and preservation are very small and covered less than ten percent of the pavements that are in need of repair. In this scenario pavement recycling is one of the best option to construct the pavement by maintaining the desired volumetric.