Marek Pszczoła

Marek Pszczoła
Gdansk University of Technology · Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. D.Sc. Civil Engineering

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Introduction
Marek Pszczoła currently works at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology. Marek does research in Transportation Engineering and Civil Engineering. Their current project is 'Low temperature cracking'.
Additional affiliations
September 2009 - present
BEE-Road
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  • Owner
Description
  • consulting, technology support, design
September 1999 - February 2000
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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  • Researcher
May 1999 - present
Gdansk University of Technology
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (62)
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Accurate identification of factors that primarily affect the number of low-temperature cracks is crucial for selection of road materials and planning of pavement maintenance. Field investigations of low-temperature cracks were performed in the years 2014 and 2020 on the same 68 road sections being in service in typical traffic conditions. The colle...
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High-modulus asphalt concrete has numerous advantages in comparison to conventional asphalt concrete, including increased resistance to permanent deformations and increased pavement fatigue life. However, previous studies have shown that the construction of road pavements with High Modulus Asphalt Concrete (HMAC) may significantly increase the risk...
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During winter conditions, low-temperature cracks develop at the surface of the asphalt pavement when tensile thermal stress induced in the asphalt layer during cooling equals and exceeds the tensile strength of the material. The paper presents the results of tensile strength reserve assessment of asphalt mixtures with neat and SBS-polymer modified...
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The paper presents the analysis of the equivalent temperature on the basis of the fatigue cracking criterion of asphalt layers according to the AASHTO 2004 method and the structural deformation of subgrade criterion according to the Asphalt Institute procedure. The calculations were made with application of the KR5 pavement structure and temperatur...
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International development of poroelastic pavements is still in the experimental stage. Insufficient durability is one of the most important issues to be solved. Currently, poroelastic road surface is typically composed of crushed stone aggregate, rubber (about 20% by weight) and polyurethane binder. Highly modified asphalt binders (HiMA), a relativ...
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The main goal of the paper is to implement and evaluate the M-EPDG and the software AASHTOware to analyse the performance of new flexible and rigid pavements designed according to the Polish catalogues, which are comparable with analogous catalogues used in other European countries. For this purpose the site-specific inputs for Poland were determin...
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The purpose of the research was to assess the possibility of using granulated expanded glass aggregate (GEGA) with cement grout as a replacement of a sub-grade and frost-protection layer, made of natural fine aggregates (NATU), stabilized with a hydraulic binder. Instead of traditional parts of the road construction, such as the sub-grade and frost...
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The paper aims to identify those characteristics of bitumen which have the greatest impact on asphalt mixture low-temperature performance. It was observed that stiffness and m-value of bitumen from BBR test were moderately related to stiffness and m-value of asphalt mixture obtained from 3 PB test. Simultaneously those rheological properties signif...
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Currently in Poland, similarly as in the other EU countries, road bitumens are tested and classified with regard to mainly the penetration value determined at the temperature of 25 °C. It should be noted that this classification is not correlated with the climatic conditions in which the bitumens are to serve in the road pavement. Towards the end o...
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The paper presents the proposition of special assessment of low temperature requirements for bitumens in the region of Central and Eastern Europe where there is a moderate transitional area from sea to the continental type of climate. The results of the research program conducted on the road neat bitumens, Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene polymer and poly...
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Thermal stresses are leading factors that influence low-temperature cracking behavior of asphalt pavements. During winter, when the temperature drops to significantly low values, tensile thermal stresses develop as a result of pavement contraction. Creep test methods can be suitable for the assessment of low-temperature properties of asphalt mixtur...
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The paper presents the results and analysis of low-temperature properties of asphalt mixtures according to Thermal Stress Restrained Specimen Test (TSRST) and Indirect Tensile Test methods. Different groups of bitumen were investigated: neat, SBS-modified and highly SBS-modified. Influence of cooling rates (1 °C/h, 3 °C/h, 5 °C/h and 10 °C/h) and a...
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Thermal stresses belong to the leading factors that influence low-temperature cracking behavior of asphalt pavements. During winter, when temperature drops to significantly low values, tensile thermal stresses develop as a result of pavement contraction. Creep test methods can be suitable for the assessment of low-temperature properties of asphalt...
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The paper presents application of equivalent temperature for design of asphalt pavements. The calculation methods of equivalent temperature: the Shell method, the French method, the methods that use the AASHTO and the Asphalt Institute fatigue criteria were presented. The results of calculations of equivalent temperature for Polish climatic conditi...
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Article presents the comparison of performance of selected road sections in north-eastern Poland constructed under typical contract conditions, with the usage of High Modulus Asphalt Concrete and typical Asphalt concrete The field investigation comprised of the assessment of: the number of transverse thermal cracking, the bearing capacity and the l...
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In regions with low-temperatures, action transverse cracks can appear in asphalt pavements as a result of thermal stresses that exceed the fracture strength of materials used in asphalt layers. To better understand thermal cracking phenomenon, strength properties of different asphalt mixtures were investigated. Four test methods were used to assess...
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Jednym z najważniejszych czynników wpływających na cechy eksploatacyjne nawierzchni drogowych jest temperatura. W przypadku nawierzchni asfaltowych temperatura wpływa na właściwości mechaniczne nawierzchni. Cykliczne wahania temperatury powodują pękanie skurczowe w materiałach obrabianych spoiwami hydraulicznymi. Gradienty termiczne powodują równie...
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The paper presents application of equivalent temperature for design of asphalt pavements. The calculation methods of equivalent temperature: the Shell method, the French method, the methods that use the AASHTO and the Asphalt Institute fatigue criteria were presented. The results of calculations of equivalent temperature for Polish climatic conditi...
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Prezentacja dotyczy analizy stref klimatycznych w Polsce przeprowadzonej zgodnie z procedurą amerykańskiej metody Superpave w oparciu o dane klimatyczne dla terytorium Polski. W prezentacji podano również wyniki badań asfaltów do określenia wartości Performance Grade oraz analizę prawdopodobieństwa występowania spękań niskotemperaturowych w Polsce.
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The paper presents the analysis of road weather data from meteorological stations located at the Polish national roads of Pomerania District during the impact of winter conditions. Presented issue is particularly important from the point of view the problem of winter maintenance and especially for prediction and assurance of quality of asphalt pave...
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Low-temperature cracking is one of the most common road pavement distress types in Poland. While bitumen performance can be evaluated in detail using bending beam rheometer (BBR) or dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) tests, none of the normalized test methods gives a comprehensive representation of low-temperature performance of the asphalt mixtures. Th...
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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technique is commonly used in the nondestructive evaluation of pavement structures. In particular, this method is used to estimate thicknesses of pavement layers as well as it can be utilized in advanced studies of pavement structures. The device presented in this paper comprise the high frequency impulse antennas tha...
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. Towards the end of the last century a new system of bitumen grading was developed and implemented as part of the American Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP). Its aim was to better adjust the testing methods and requirements for road bitumens to the actual conditions in which those bitumens serve in road pavements. Currently in Poland, simi...
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High Modulus Asphalt Concrete (HMAC) was introduced in Poland as a one of the solutions to the problem of rutting, type of deterioration common in the 1990s. After first encouraging trials in 2002 HMAC was widely used for heavily loaded national roads and motorways. However some concerns were raised about low-temperature cracking of HMAC. This was...
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Presently in Poland, like elsewhere in the EU, paving bitumen is analysed and classified on the basis of the penetration test at 25°C regardless of climate conditions in which it is to be ultimately used. By the end of the last century, a new system of classifying bitumen had been developed and implemented as the result of an American programme cal...
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Streszczenie W artykule przedstawiono wyniki badań przeprowadzonych w niskich temperaturach dla mieszanek mineralno-asfaltowych zaprojektowanych z użyciem asfaltów modyfikowanych miałem gumowym oraz polimerem SBS. Badania laboratoryjne zostały przeprowadzone dla dwóch rodzajów mieszanek mineralno-asfaltowych do warstwy ścieralnej-mastyksu grysowego...
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FREE DOWNLOAD UNTIL June 22, 2017: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1U~P-3O1E18gJJ High modulus asphalt concrete (HMAC) base courses provide very good resistance to rutting and fatigue but they can increase the risk of low-temperature cracking as compared with conventional asphalt concrete (AC). The article presents the comparison of these two road...
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Prezentacja wygłoszona podczas seminarium PSWNA i przedstawiająca prace prowadzone na Politechnice Gdańskiej w ramach projektu realizowanego jako wspólne przedsięwzięcia RID, finansowane ze środków Narodowego Centrum Badań i Rozwoju oraz Generalnej Dyrekcji Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad: Asfalty drogowe i modyfikowane w polskich warunkach klimatycznyc...
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Presentation focuses on polymer-modified bitumen and eveluation of asphalt mixtures with use of that bitumen. It was presented research of climatic conditions that pavement has to work in Poland and laboratory tests that could evaluate asphalt mixtures with use of PmB in low and high temperatures. Results of analysis and conclusions were presented.
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The paper presents low-temperature test results of asphalt mixtures designed with use of bitumen modified by crumb rubber and also SBS polymer. Laboratory tests were conducted on two types of asphalt mixtures for wearing course – stone matrix asphalt (SMA 8) and porous asphalt (PA 8). This paper presents results of the following laboratory tests at...
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The paper covers the following topics important for the development of the new Polish Catalogue of typical flexible and semi-rigid pavements: reasons for preparing the new issue of the Catalogue of typical flexible and semi-rigid pavements, items introduced in the new issue, organise the terminology related to pavements, design traffic calculations...
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During winter season of 2012 numerous transverse cracks developed in high-modulus asphalt concrete (HMAC) base of newly constructed motorway. Pavement cracked both in transverse joint locations and in the area between them. Research which was conducted during investigation of the causes and mechanisms of cracking consisted of: field examination, la...
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The paper presents the analysis of pavement temperatures from meteorological stations located at the Polish national roads during the impact of low winter temperatures. Presented issue is particularly important in view of the problem of low-temperature cracks that occur in the asphalt pavement under the influence of low temperatures. For each locat...
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Basic information about creating transport systems from the point of view of cargo and passenger operations.
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The paper presents the issue of low-temperature transverse cracks which have developed in newly constructed base courses made of high-modulus asphalt concrete mix (HMAC). Numerous transverse cracks developed in the analysed HMAC base during the winter sea- son before the pavement was actually completed, both at the transverse joint locations and in...
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The paper presents the comparison of calculated and measured thermal stresses induced in restrained asphalt concrete specimens by cooling. Thermal stresses were measured in the Thermal Stress Restrained Specimen Test (TSRST). The calculations of thermal stresses were performed with the use of a theoretical formula based on the temperature dependent...
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This publication describes research and design works which were conducted at the Gdansk University of Technology for the purpose of development of new catalogue of typical flexible and semi-rigid pavement structures. The studies included: standardization of pavement structures terminology, study of foreign pavement structures catalogues and design...
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Przyczyny opracowania nowego katalogu typowych konstrukcji nawierzchni podatnych i półsztywnych. Nowowprowadzone elementy katalogu. Uporządkowanie terminologii w zakresie nawierzchni. Obliczenia ruchu projektowego i nowe współczynniki równoważności osi. Nowe materiały i technologie uwzględnione w katalogu. Klasyfikacja warunków gruntowo-wodnych. Pr...
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Referat zawiera opis prac badawczych i projektowych przeprowadzonych na Politechnice Gdańskiej w celu opracowania nowego katalogu. Prace te obejmowały normalizację terminologii, studia istniejących katalogów i metod projektowych w innych krajach, analizy kryteriów zmęczeniowych do projektowania konstrukcji nawierzchni, analizy ruchu projektowego na...
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Referat zawiera opis prac badawczych i projektowych przeprowadzonych na Politechnice Gdańskiej w celu opracowania nowego katalogu. Prace te obejmowały normalizację terminologii, studia istniejących katalogów i metod projektowych w innych krajach, analizy kryteriów zmęczeniowych do projektowania konstrukcji nawierzchni, analizy ruchu projektowego na...
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Analityczne opracowanie wyjaśniające zasady weryfikacji i aktualizacji obliczeń zawartych w nowym katalogu typowych konstrukcji nawierzchni podatnych i półsztywnych z 2013 roku dostosowanym do współczesnych technologii i materiałów, zwiększonego obciążenia dróg przez ruch drogowy, zmienionych sposobów wzmacniania podłoża, recyklingu materiałów drog...
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The paper presents implementation of equivalent temperature for design of airport asphalt pavements. The calculation methods of equivalent temperature: the Shell method, the French method and method that use the Asphalt Institute fatique criteria were presented. An example of calculations of equivalent temperature for Gdansk Airport was introduced...
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Streszczenie: W artykule przedstawiono metody badań w niskiej temperaturze betonu asfaltowego przeznaczonego do warstwy ścieralnej. Przedstawione zostały wyniki badań dla 4 różnych metod badawczych: zginania, pełzania, pośredniego rozciągania oraz rozciągania termicznego przy ograniczonym odkształceniu (test TSRST). Próbki betonu asfaltowego były p...
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W niniejszym artykule przedstawiono nieład i brak spójności w terminologii nawierzchni podatnych i półsztywnych, stosowanej w polskich dokumentach i przepisach technicznych począwszy od 1983 r. W kolejnych polskich normach, wytycznych i katalogach występują różne nazwy tych samych warstw nawierzchni. Jest to bardzo szkodliwe, ponieważ wymagane właś...
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The paper presents the results of calculations and laboratory determination of thermal stresses at low temperatures. The modified Hills and Brien’s method was used to calculate the thermal stresses in asphalt layers of pavements and the results were compared against the values obtained at a laboratory with the Thermal Stress Restrained Specimen Tes...
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Badania i projektowanie remontu nawierzchni wybranych głównych ulic w Gdańsku W ciągu ostatnich lat pracownicy Katedry Inżynierii Drogo-wej Politechniki Gdańskiej zaprojektowali technologie remontu wielu odcinków ulic w Trójmieście. Na terenie Gdańska nale-żały do nich między innymi odcinki w ciągu alei Zwycięstwa, alei Grunwaldzkiej, ul. Okopowej,...
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The paper presents a method of bending beam test and its importance for evaluation of asphalt mixtures behaviour at low temperatures. Two types of asphalt mixtures: asphalt concrete AC with normal paving grade bitumen and stone mastic asphalt SMA with SBS-modified bitumen were tested. Long-term oven ageing (LTOA) test was also used in the laborator...
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Transverse cracking is one of the most frequent type of distress on the Polish roads. The paper presents the results of investigation of transverse cracking on the roads of North – Eastern Poland. The research was carried out between 1999 and 2005. Based on the field investigations, the relationships between cracking frequency, represented by crack...
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Transverse cracking is one of the most frequent type of distress on the Polish roads. The paper presents the results of investigation of transverse cracking on the roads of North – Eastern Poland. The research was carried out between 1999 and 2005. Based on the field investigations, the relationships between cracking frequency, represented by crack...
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This paper is based on up to now studies of Polish and foreign literature in field of resistance of asphalt mixtures to low temperature cracking. The author presented different factors (material, environmental, pavement structure and others) affecting low temperature cracking. Distribution of temperature in asphalt layers was discussed. The laborat...
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Referat przedstawia laboratoryjne badania mieszanek mineralno-asfaltowych przeznaczonych do cienkich warstw ścieralnych w niskich temperaturach. Zastosowano dwa typy mieszanek: beton asfaltowy o nieciągłym uziarnieniu oraz mastyks grysowy SMA. Użyto czterech rodzajów asfaltu, trzy asfalty modyfikowane oraz asfalt zwykły. Badano właściwości mieszane...
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Streszczenie Referat przedstawia modyfikację metody zginania belek uformowanych z mieszanek mineralno-asfaltowych. Metoda ta pozwala na ocenę właściwości reologicznych mieszanek w niskich temperaturach poprzez wyznaczenie modułu sztywności sprężystej, współczynnika lepkości pełzania, wytrzymałości na rozciąganie przy zginaniu oraz odkształceń grani...

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