Zhanping You

Zhanping You
Michigan Technological University | MTU · Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Ph.D., P.E.

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Introduction
Zhanping You currently works at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University. Zhanping does research in Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering and Transportation Engineering. Their current project is rubber asphalt technologies. In his capacity as a Professor, he has completed research projects on a wide range of subjects including pavement mechanistic design, warm mix asphalt, rubber asphalt, nano modified asphalt materials, micromechanics based models for pavement materials, electronic waste plastics application, self-healing materials for pavements, bio asphalt derived from biomass, and chip-seal application. Sponsors of his research program include: National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Additional affiliations
November 2005 - March 2020
Michigan Technological University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Dr. Zhanping You earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. He is currently a distinguished professor of Michigan Technological University.
December 2003 - December 2005
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Research and teaching.
Education
August 1999 - December 2003
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering

Publications

Publications (493)
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The objective of this study is to compare the long-term aging performance of dry-processed rubber-modified asphalt mixture with styrene–butadiene–styrene polymer-modified asphalt mixture on heavy traffic volume roads in the wet-freeze environment of Michigan. The rutting performance was evaluated using the Hamburg wheel track device. The disc-shape...
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Due to the consideration of energy conservation and emission reduction, Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) is used in construction and foamed asphalt is a common agent in WMA. The objective of this paper is to explore the foaming mechanism and distribution law of asphalt and its components, as well as its basic properties. The expansion rate and half-life were...
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Compared with traditional hot mix asphalt (HMA), wax based warm mix asphalt (WWMA) can be mixed with the aggregate at a lower temperature and achieve the desired compaction. However, the adhesion performance of WWMA on aggregate is uncertain. To evaluate the adhesion performance of asphalt and aggregate, researchers used contact angle test, pull-of...
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The effect of freeze–thaw cycles on the pavement performance of SBS modified asphalt mixture (SBSMA) and SBS/crumb rubber composite modified asphalt mixture (CCRMA) was studied using a triaxial repeated creep test, semicircular bending fatigue test based on digital image correlation (DIC), and thermal stress restrained specimen test. The mechanical...
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In winter, icing greatly reduces the friction performance of pavement and brings a high safety hazard to road traffic. We prepared a superhydrophobic coating (SHC) with a microwave heating function to minimize pavement icing risk. The static contact angle of the water droplet on the SHC is 161.2°. The freezing time of water droplets on asphalt mixt...
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Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) plastic and stamp sand are both waste materials that impose a significant burden on the environment. This study investigates the potential of using stamp sand and ASA plastic composite as the pavement structure. It should be noted that this new material does not use the asphalt binder. A series of lab tests usua...
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As a popular preventive maintenance material, sand fog seal (SFS) could fill the micro-cracks and improve the skid-resistance and wear-resistance of road surface, but little research has been conducted to explain how the components of fresh SFS mortar affect its workability and rheological behavior. In this paper, an improved workability evaluation...
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Asphalt mixtures are commonly used in pavement engineering, especially for highway construction. The mechanism exploration and analysis of pavement distress are the main challenges for researchers and industry managers. Thereby, it is important to understand their properties and interaction mechanisms in asphalt mixtures. It is difficult to conduct...
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To improve the thermal-oxidation aging resistance and anti-ultraviolet (UV) aging of SBS-modified bitumen. Nanometer-titania (nano-TiO2) was compounded with organically expanded vermiculite (OEVMT) and organic montmorillonite (OMMT) to prepare composite nanomaterials (OEVMT/TiO2 and OMMT/TiO2). The results showed that OEVMT/TiO2 and OMMT/TiO2 impro...
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Latex is one of the natural rubbers that is used to enhance the performance of asphalt pavement for the last few decades. The presence of latex, which is categorized as an elastomer, helps to improve pavement performance and durability. Conversely, higher viscosity of latex modified asphalt binder increases the production-temperatures of asphalt mi...
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Scrap tire rubber and nylon fiber are waste materials that could potentially be recycled and used to improve the mechanical properties of asphalt pavement. The objective of this research was to investigate the properties of scrap tire rubber and nylon fiber (R-F) modified warm mix asphalt mixture (WMA). The high-temperature performance was estimate...
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Styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS)-modified asphalt binders age during road service, affecting the road performance. To improve the anti-aging performance of SBS-modified asphalt, layered silicates (organically expanded vermiculite (OEVMT) and organic montmorillonite (OMMT)), which can reduce the oxidation behavior of asphalt, and nanometer-scale tita...
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The aging of asphalt binders has been a critical issue affecting the reuse of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP). This paper aims to investigate the modification effect of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) latex in restoring the original performance of aged asphalt binders. The binder samples were prepared using short-term aged asphalt binders with 7% S...
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Lignin is the second-largest plant polymer on Earth after cellulose. About 98% of lignin produced in the papermaking and pulping industry is used for combustion heating or power generation. Less than 2% of lignin is used in more valuable fields, mainly in the formulation of dispersants, adhesives, and surfactants. Asphalt is one of the most importa...
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Increasing rubber content in asphalt mixtures is recognized as a practical approach to consume fast-growing waste tires. The reacted rubber technology using the dry process was developed to address the rubber swelling and poor performance of rubber asphalt mixtures. Although the tire rubber has proved to increase the low-temperature performance, fa...
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The paper evaluated the low temperature performance of the bituminous mixtures, which were produced in the plant using the dry process and compacted in the laboratory. ElastikoR crumb rubber was chosen to modify the bituminous mixture. Four types of bituminous mixtures, including leveling layer and surface layer gradation with and without crumb rub...
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To investigate the compatibility of bio-oil modified asphalt binder, the matrix asphalt binder, bio-oil modified asphalt binder and SBS modified asphalt binder were constructed based on molecular dynamics, through the perspectives including thermodynamic parameters, Flory-Huggins interaction parameters and molecular polarity, quantitative analysis...
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High modulus asphalt concrete (HMAC) has been used as a high-quality road construction material to tackle permanent deformation of asphalt mixtures primarily due to its exceedingly high modulus. However, rheological behavior, especially non-linear rheological behavior, and fracture behavior of high modulus asphalt binder (HMAB) are not well studied...
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The application of waste wood-based bio-oil in asphalt binder has illustrated many performance advantages for the pavement. However, the introduction of bio-oil to asphalt binder has challenges associated with poor high-temperature performance. To address this matter, the liquefied 4,4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) was utilized as an additive...
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Sustainable and resilient pavement infrastructure is critical for current economic and environmental challenges. In the past 10 years, the pavement infrastructure strongly supports the rapid development of the global social economy. New theories, new methods, new technologies and new materials related to pavement engineering are emerging. Deteriora...
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The application of asphalt materials in pavement engineering has been increasingly widespread and sophisticated over the past several decades. Variations in the properties of asphalt binder during mixing, transportation, and paving can affect the performance of asphalt pavement. However, the asphalt material is a non-homogeneous and complex organic...
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The use of fiber in asphalt mixtures can improve the mixture’s tensile strength and increase its cracking resistance, but the clumping of fiber in the mixture can weaken the improvement effect. The aim of this research is to assess the properties of Sasobit treated aramid fiber modified asphalt mixture and to validate the field case study. The rutt...
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Road construction is the primary method for high-value utilization of construction and demolition wastes (CDWs), but the research on its application to the asphalt pavement surface layer is still in the early stages of development. The service life of recycled asphalt concrete (RAC) has become a “troublesome issue,” so in-depth research on the fati...
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Given the great advancements in soft computing and data science, artificial neural network (ANN) has been explored and applied to handle complicated problems in the field of pavement engineering. This study conducted a state-of-the-art review for surveying the recent progress of ANN application at different stages of pavement engineering, including...
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The objective of this study is to characterize the molecular structural and surface tension properties of asphalt model using molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. The previously proposed 12-component asphalt model (AAA-1) was used in the MD simulation to evaluate the surface tension and structural properties in the molecular level of asphalt at diff...
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The objective of this research was to investigate the influence of silane-hydrolysate coupling agents on various parameters of the interfacial adhesion between bitumen and mineral aggregate by applying molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The simulation was based on the 12-component molecular model of AAA-1 bitumen, and the molecular models of two...
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In recent decades, polymer-modified asphalt materials have been used in response to increased traffic on the roads. The main objective of this paper is to explore the modification effect of thermoplastics on asphalt binders and investigate the effectiveness of maleic anhydride in improving interfacial adhesion. Three different thermoplastics were u...
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One of the failure mechanisms associated with asphalt paving layers, especially on steel deck bridges, is large permanent deformation, which adversely affects its long-term performance in service. Thus, epoxy resin was introduced in asphalt paving industry to tackle permanent deformation of asphalt mixtures due to its thermosetting nature. In this...
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Transforming waste biomass materials into bio-oils in order to partially substitute petroleum asphalt can reduce environmental pollution and fossil energy consumption and has economic benefits. The characteristics of bio-oils and their utilization as additives of asphalts are the focus of this review. First, physicochemical properties of various bi...
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It has been widely observed that sulfate attack can damage the durability of concrete. This research investigated the mass loss and damage degree of concrete under sodium sulfate attack incorporated with drying-wetting cycles. The impact factors, including water-binder ratio, solution concentration of sodium sulfate, fly ash content, curing time, a...
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This study aims to investigate the effect of physical hardening on the low temperature performance of direct coal liquefaction residue (DCLR) modified asphalt. The extended bending beam rheometer (EBBR) method was used to evaluate the low temperature performance of DCLR modified asphalt with benzaldehyde, silane coupling agent and xylene compatibil...
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The compatibility between crumb rubber (CR) and asphalt binder plays a key role in the storage stability and rheological performance of rubberized asphalt binder. This review provides a comprehensive overview of characteristics of rubberized asphalt binder, factors influencing compatibility, compatibility evaluation methods, and improvement approac...
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The objective of this study aims to investigate the performance of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPU)-modified asphalt, with special focus on the influence of polyurethane synthesis parameters upon the performance of base asphalt. In this study, the TPU modifier was incorporated into base asphalt to prepare TPU-modified asphalt by using a...
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Cathode-ray-tube (CRT) is the ingredient of glass used in obsolescent televisions or computer monitors. CRT glass contains a considerable amount of heavy metals, and the landfilling of CRT glass is significantly harmful to the environment. In an effort to recycle waste CRT glass instead of landfilling it, recycled CRT glass powders were introduced...
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To evaluate the effect of crumb rubber size on asphalt performance, four crumb rubbers were chosen to prepare the composite modified asphalt via the pretreatment of crumb rubber by bio-oil under microwave heating. After short-term aging, the temperature sweep test, the MSCR test, LAS test and the cigar tube test were performed to evaluate the high-...
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Cold in-place recycling (CIR) asphalt mixtures are an attractive eco-friendly method for rehabilitating asphalt pavement. However, the on-site CIR asphalt mixture generally has a high air void because of the moisture content during construction, and the moisture susceptibility is vital for estimating the road service life. Therefore, the main purpo...
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This study explored the relationship between air voids and permeability, and investigated the correlation between air void type, coefficient of permeability, mechanical properties, and moisture damage in hot-mix asphalt (HMA). Six asphalt mixtures were prepared with air voids ranging from 4% to 19% in increments of 3%. Major tests, including two ai...
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The use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) is a hot research topic in the field of road engineering, as there are still many issues to overcome so as to become standard engineering applications. The diffusion of virgin/aged asphalt binder is a key process to improve RAP performance. In this study, the asphalt binder diffusion models were developed...
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This study aims to investigate the effect of aggregate water absorption and loss characteristics on aggregate-asphalt adhesion. Lab tests were designed to analyze the water absorption and loss characteristics of limestone, basalt. and steel slag fine aggregates with different particle sizes under various temperatures and humidity conditions. Meanwh...
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The objective of this paper is to review the current characterization and evaluation methods and introduce emerging technologies of aggregate morphologies in asphalt mixture through conventional tests and imaging techniques that would be possibly applied to analyze and evaluate the morphological features of particles. The current evaluating-charact...
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An ultrathin wearing course (UTWC) is a preventive maintenance treatment method for a road surface which can improve the safety and comfort of driving by providing superior skid resistance. However, the skid resistance is a concern after multiple years of loading cycles. The role of coarse aggregate in preventing the skid resistance deterioration o...
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This study intends to evaluate the feasibility of the use of recycled cathode ray tube (CRT) glass in water-foamed asphalt mixtures used in low volume roads. In the asphalt mixture samples, 21.5% (wt.) aggregates were replaced by the recycled CRT glass to evaluate the mechanical performance and leaching potential. First, the leaching test was used...
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The objective of this study was to improve the properties of polyurethane (PU) modified asphalt, which can be used in road engineering. The PU composite modified asphalt was prepared using PU, rock asphalt (RA), and base asphalt (BA) through a self-developed laboratory process, and subsequently, the suitability of the preparation process parameters...
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The clump-based discrete element model is one of the asphalt mixture simulation methods, which has the potential to not only predict mixture performance but also simulate particle movement during compaction, transporting, and other situations. However, modelling of asphalt sand mortar in this method remains to be a problem due to computing capacity...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the thermal (glass transition temperature), transport (self-diffusion), and rheological (viscosity, storage and loss modulus) properties of asphalt via laboratory experiments and molecular dynamics simulations. A 12-component asphalt model was employed in the molecular dynamics simulations with the modified...
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The aim of this research is using a waste wood-based bio-oil as the modifier of petroleum asphalt and analyzing its modification mechanism. The four components, infrared spectrum, and molecular weight distribution analysis were performed to investigate the chemical performance of control binder and bioasphalts. A conventional petroleum asphalt PG 6...
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Stockpiles of waste tires pose concerns of potential contamination of local groundwater, and fire risk from the large amounts of tires. To sustainably use the waste tires, Ground Tire Rubber (GTR) that produced from waste tires has been used in the pavement industry for decades. The typical GTR content is approximately 1–3% by weight of the asphalt...
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This article presented the latest development of testing methods concerning surface textures and skid resistance of asphalt pavements. A review of the repeatability and harmonization of field-testing methods for macrotexture is outlined. Measuring methods of skid resistance both in lab and in situ are reviewed. The harmonization research on the lab...
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Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPUs) are widely used in a variety of applications as a result of flexible and superior performance. However, few scholars pay close attention on the design and synthesis of TPUs through the self‐determined laboratory process, especially on definite of chemical structures and upon the influence on properties....
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In order to further promote the development of functional pavement technology, a Special Issue of “Achievements and Prospects of Functional Pavement” has been proposed by a group of guest editors. To reach this objective, articles included in this Special Issue are related to different aspects of functional pavement, including green roads to decrea...
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Emulsified asphalt has been widely used in various surface treatment methods such as chip seal for low-volume road preservation. Using modified emulsified asphalt made it possible to use chip seal technology on medium-and even high-volume traffic pavements. The main objective of the study is to quantify the residue characteristics of rubber-modifie...
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This study aims to develop the fatigue life (Nf) prediction method of rubber asphalt mixture based on residual strain (RS) analysis by using three-point bending fatigue test. The RS mechanical model established based on the modified Burgers model was used to characterize the evolution laws of RS, the residual viscoelastic strain (RVES) and the resi...
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This research aims to investigate the rutting resistance of Direct Coal Liquefaction Residue (DCLR) modified asphalt mixture under variable loads over a wide temperature range. The SK-90 asphalt mixture and Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) modified asphalt mixture were selected as comparisons. The rutting resistance of these three mixtures was studi...
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This study proposes a newly developed real-time testing system, namely, a tire-pavement dynamic friction analyzer (TDFA), to measure the dynamic friction coefficient between tire and pavement. Based on the self-developed TDFA, the friction coefficient between tire and pavement can be measured in real-time in the lab. A number of working conditions...
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In order to investigate the rheological properties and microscopic mechanism of rock asphalt composite modified asphalt considering the aging effect, the frequency scanning test and time scanning test using dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) were conducted to analyze the viscoelastic characteristics and fatigue properties of rock asphalt/SBS composite m...
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To understand the prospects of rubber-modified and polymer-modified asphaltic materials, pavement engineers must have a proper knowledge of the physical mechanisms of polymer materials in asphalt binder so that asphalt materials reflect the various rheological properties and pavement distresses along the wide range of testing conditions. Accordingl...
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h i g h l i g h t s The contact angle of the superhydrophobic coating is 155.173°. Superhydrophobic coating delays the freezing process of water on the surface. Superhydrophobic coating has a good anti-skid performance. Superhydrophobic coating can prevent water from penetrating the pavement. a b s t r a c t Icing asphalt pavement affects driving s...
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The objective of this study is to preliminarily analyze the premature stripping in asphalt pavement underlying chip-seal, based on laboratory testing on pavement cores from Minnesota. The newly developed Michigan Tech’s interface bond test (IBT) was used in characterizing the interface bond strength of chip-seal and the direct tensile strength of a...
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The objectives of this study are (i) to investigate the air void properties and (ii) predict the three-dimensional coefficient of permeability of asphalt mixtures by means of the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM). Asphalt mixtures with five different gradations and air voids content ranging from 13.7% to 26% were used in this study. The three-dimensio...
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The concrete transportation infrastructures will undergo both fatigue traffic loading and environmental impacts during the whole service life, including rigid pavements, bridges decks, airfield runways, railway bridges, even high-speed railways and concrete structures in the ocean. This study aims to investigate the effects of external sulfate atta...
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Ultra-thin overlay is one of the most popular preventive maintenance techniques used in pavement engineering. Usually, asphalt mixture materials in such overlay and the underlying asphalt pavement are prone to high-temperature related distresses. The objective of this study is to prepare a colored ultra-thin overlay with a better cooling effect to...