Domenico Vizzari

Domenico Vizzari
Université Gustave Eiffel · Laboratoire Matériaux pour Infrastructures de Transport (MIT)

Doctor of Engineering

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The solar road concept is a pavement system able to harvest energy from the solar radiation. This paper is part of a wide project for the design of a multilayer system able to harvest energy through the road. In this technology, the top layer plays a fundamental role because it has to support the traffic load, guarantee the vehicle friction and pro...
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A solar road is a pavement infrastructure able to generate electricity exploiting the solar radiation. Notwithstanding the progress of the research, several issues still hinder these typologies from getting an outstanding role, among which their uncertain durability, surface performance, and permeability. In the light of this, a novel permeable and...
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Resilient, smart and sustainable: these are the keywords for the next generation of road infrastructures. As a renewable and environment-friendly energy harvesting pavement, the concept of a solar pavement has become one of the most researched new highway transportation infrastructures with a goal to transform the road system from the energy consum...
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The world energy consumption is constantly increasing and the research point towards novel energy harvesting technologies. In the field of pavement engineering, the exploitable sources are the solar radiation and the vehicle load. At present, these systems are able to convert the sunlight into electricity thanks to some solar cells placed under a s...
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The road network of the future will be not only a transportation system for people and goods, but also a technology able to harvest energy from the Sun exploiting existing surfaces. This manuscript deals with the mixdesign of a semi-transparent layer for solar roads. The novel surface is a composite material given by recycled glass aggregates bonde...
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Specifications limits and tolerances are crucial in the relationships among contractor, road agency, and citizens because they influence profits, acceptance procedures, and pavement durability. They mainly depend on processes involved, and, unfortunately, their relationship with durability is mainly empirical and calls for further investigation. In...
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Solar roads are transportation infrastructures able both to generate electricity thanks to solar cells placed under a semi-transparent layer and to ensure heavy traffic circulation. In this paper, a novel transparent top layer made of glass aggregates bonded together using a polyurethane glue is presented. The goal is to design a composite material...
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Polyurethanes are versatile materials and, in civil engineering, they are implemented as bonding elements, injection material to stabilise soil condition, as well as insulating and coating foams. Because of their good adhesion, their transparency, and their mechanical and thermal properties, the idea of the present research is to use it as organic...
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ABSTRACT. As is well known, solar pavements are gaining more and more relevance in civil engineering due to their potential in terms of energy harvesting. This notwithstanding, several issues still hinder these typologies from getting an outstanding role, among which their uncertain durability, their surface performance (friction, drainability, tex...
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As is well known, solar pavements are gaining more and more relevance in civil engineering due to their potential in terms of energy harvesting. This notwithstanding, several issues still hinder these typologies from getting an outstanding role, among which their uncertain durability, their surface performance (friction, drainability, texture). In...
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The objectives and scope of the study described into this paper were to compare different methods to assess (measure or predict) the acoustic properties of a pavement in order to derive information about use in practical applications. To this end, in-lab Kundt tube, on-site Kundt tube, Adrienne device and theoretical modelling were used. Based on m...

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Goodmorning,
I performed the ATR FTIR on 4 transparent glues: A, B which are thermoset polyurethanes and C, D which are polyaspartics. I have some troubles for the intepretation of the spectra. In particular, the tranmission of the glue D seems to be always close to 1. How can I interpret this result? Is it the spectrum realistic? Could it be a problem of contact crystal-surface? I attach you the plots for better understanding.
I also performed the ATR FTIR on the glue D at different times of UV exposition. It looks that the spectra tend to flatten even more.
Ps. I performed the tests on solid samples having a thickness of 3mm and I can't repeat the measurements.
Thanks for your help

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In the last two decades, the world is changing very fast in terms of population growth, greater traffic volumes climate change and more extreme weather events. It is within this environment we see the paramount importance of the shift to SMARTI – SUSTAINABLE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL AUTOMATED RESILIENT TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES. SUSTAINABLE Designed by using improved decision frameworks aimed at improving durability, maximise recycling and minimising environmental, economic and social impacts MULTI-FUNCTIONAL Conceived not for transport purposes only and towards optimisation of land use by adding energy harvesting capabilities AUTOMATED Equipped with low-cost, wireless sensors to allow pro-active communication towards a more intuitive use and a simplified management RESILIENT Conceived to self-repair and be adaptable to changes due to natural and anthropogenic hazards
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The challenge is to realize a reliable, efficient and durable system able to harvest energy from the sun through the road pavement