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Triaxial test of hydrated lime on the mechanical properties of hot mix asphalt concrete (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Al Ashaibi, A., Wang, Y., Albayati, A., Weekes, L., & Haynes, J. (2024). Triaxial test of hydrated lime on the mechanical properties of hot mix asphalt concrete.

This paper reports on the experimental study, which conducted a series of triaxial tests for the asphalt concrete using hydrated lime as a mineral additive. Three HMA mixes, prepared by the specification for wearing, levelling and base layers, were s... Read More about Triaxial test of hydrated lime on the mechanical properties of hot mix asphalt concrete.

Nano-Additives in Asphalt Binder: Bridging the Gap between Traditional Materials and Modern Requirements (2024)
Journal Article
Albayati, A. H., Latief, R. H., Al-Mosawe, H., & Wang, Y. (2024). Nano-Additives in Asphalt Binder: Bridging the Gap between Traditional Materials and Modern Requirements. Applied Sciences, 14(10), 3998. https://doi.org/10.3390/app14103998

This research delves into the realm of asphalt technology, exploring the potential of nano-additives to enhance traditional asphalt binder properties. Focusing on Nano-Titanium Dioxide (NT), Nano-Aluminum Oxide (NA), and Nano-Silica Oxide (NS), this... Read More about Nano-Additives in Asphalt Binder: Bridging the Gap between Traditional Materials and Modern Requirements.

Uni- and tri-axial tests and property characterization for thermomechanical effect on hydrated lime modified asphalt concrete (2024)
Journal Article
Al-Ashaibi, A., Wang, Y., Albayati, A., Weekes, L., & Haynes, J. (2024). Uni- and tri-axial tests and property characterization for thermomechanical effect on hydrated lime modified asphalt concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 418, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2024.135307

Permanent deformation, fatigue and thermal cracking are the three typical distresses of flexible pavement. Using hydrated lime (HL) into the conventional limestone mineral additive has been widely practiced, including in Europe, to improve the mechan... Read More about Uni- and tri-axial tests and property characterization for thermomechanical effect on hydrated lime modified asphalt concrete.

Analytical Review on Potential Use of Waste Engine Oil in Asphalt and Pavement Engineering (2024)
Journal Article
Jwaida, Z., Dulaimi, A., Bahrami, A., Mydin, M. A., Özkılıç, Y., Ramadhansyah Jaya, R., & Wang, Y. (2024). Analytical Review on Potential Use of Waste Engine Oil in Asphalt and Pavement Engineering. Case studies in construction materials, 20, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2024.e02930

The article provides a comprehensive overview of the research utilizing waste engine oil (WEO) in asphalt binders for multiple application purposes and the economic and environmental implications. It covers the various types and sources of WEO for in... Read More about Analytical Review on Potential Use of Waste Engine Oil in Asphalt and Pavement Engineering.

Enhancing asphaltic mixtures with Calcined Nano Montmorillonite: A performance assessment (2023)
Journal Article
Albayati, A. H., Wang, Y., & Al-ani, A. F. (2024). Enhancing asphaltic mixtures with Calcined Nano Montmorillonite: A performance assessment. Case studies in construction materials, 20, e02713. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2023.e02713

There are increasing interest in using nanoclay particles to improve asphalt binder and the produced concrete in pavement engineering. However so far most of the study was to directly use the nanoclays in natural material conditions, which come with... Read More about Enhancing asphaltic mixtures with Calcined Nano Montmorillonite: A performance assessment.

Experimental Study of Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Hydrated Lime Asphalt Concrete and Numerical Modelling of Constructed Pavement Performance (2023)
Thesis
Alashaibi, A. (2023). Experimental Study of Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Hydrated Lime Asphalt Concrete and Numerical Modelling of Constructed Pavement Performance. (Thesis). University of Salford

The flexible pavement suffers primarily from three types of distress: fatigue cracking, thermal cracking, and permanent deformation. Thermal effects from climate are a significant in distress and early aging of pavements, and particularly in extreme... Read More about Experimental Study of Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Hydrated Lime Asphalt Concrete and Numerical Modelling of Constructed Pavement Performance.

A mathematical model for the motion of a micro-robot consisting of three spheres linked with axially aligned retractable arms in Stokes flow that gives expressions for mean distance moved, mean drift velocity and energy efficiency of the non-reciprocal cyclic swimming motion (2023)
Journal Article
Elatrash, L., Chadwick, E., El-Mazuzi, R., Christian, J. M., Wang, Y., Adamu, H. A., & Chadwick, E. (in press). A mathematical model for the motion of a micro-robot consisting of three spheres linked with axially aligned retractable arms in Stokes flow that gives expressions for mean distance moved, mean drift velocity and energy efficiency of the non-reciprocal cyclic swimming motion. Computers and Fluids, 266, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2023.106064

The problem studied was the non-reciprocal cyclic swimming motion of three spheres linked with axially aligned retractable arms in Stokes flow. The arms are assumed to be able to retract at a steady speed to half their length, and then at a later tim... Read More about A mathematical model for the motion of a micro-robot consisting of three spheres linked with axially aligned retractable arms in Stokes flow that gives expressions for mean distance moved, mean drift velocity and energy efficiency of the non-reciprocal cyclic swimming motion.

A Review of Interface Bonding Testing Techniques (2023)
Journal Article
Ali, M., Albayati, A. H., & Wang, Y. (2023). A Review of Interface Bonding Testing Techniques. Journal of Engineering, 29(09), 14-30. https://doi.org/10.31026/j.eng.2023.09.02

Interface bonding between asphalt layers has been a topic of international investigation over the last thirty years. In this condition, a number of researchers have made their own techniques and used them to examine the characteristics of pavement in... Read More about A Review of Interface Bonding Testing Techniques.

Research on the improvement of wetted perimeter method and application in seasonal rivers-a case study of Fenhe River, China. (2023)
Journal Article
Tian, C., Wang, Y., Fu, X., & na. (2023). Research on the improvement of wetted perimeter method and application in seasonal rivers-a case study of Fenhe River, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-28331-0

Environmental flow is vital for maintaining river ecosystem health and ensuring the normal growth of aquatic organisms. The wetted perimeter method is indeed very useful in the assessment of environmental flow due to consideration of stream forms and... Read More about Research on the improvement of wetted perimeter method and application in seasonal rivers-a case study of Fenhe River, China..

Experimental study of the effect of tack coats on interlayer bond strength of pavement (2023)
Journal Article
Ali, M., Wang, A., & Wang, Y. (in press). Experimental study of the effect of tack coats on interlayer bond strength of pavement. Sustainability, 15(8), 6600. https://doi.org/10.3390/su15086600

The performance and lifetime of the flexible asphalt pavement are mainly dependent on the interfacial bond strength between layer courses. To enhance the bond between layers, adhesive materials, such as tack coats, are used. The tack coat itself is a... Read More about Experimental study of the effect of tack coats on interlayer bond strength of pavement.

Effect of vehicular stream characteristics on traffic noise (2022)
Journal Article
Abed, A., Albayati, A., & Wang, Y. (2022). Effect of vehicular stream characteristics on traffic noise. Civil engineering journal (Tehran. Online), 8(12), 3883-3901. https://doi.org/10.28991/CEJ-2022-08-12-016

Human health can be negatively impacted by exposure to loud noise, which can harm the auditory system. Traffic noise is the leading cause of noise pollution. This paper studies the problem of noise pollution on the roads in Baghdad, Iraq. Due to the... Read More about Effect of vehicular stream characteristics on traffic noise.

An experimental study of granular material using recycled concrete waste for pavement roadbed construction (2022)
Journal Article
concrete waste for pavement roadbed construction. Buildings, 12(11), 1926. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12111926

Rapid worldwide urbanization and drastic population growth have increased the demand for new road construction, which will cause a substantial amount of natural resources such as aggregates to be consumed. The use of recycled concrete aggregate could... Read More about An experimental study of granular material using recycled concrete waste for pavement roadbed construction.

Experimental study of temperature effect on the mechanical tensile fatigue of hydrated lime modified asphalt concrete and case application for the analysis of climatic effect on constructed pavement (2022)
Journal Article
constructed pavement. Case studies in construction materials, 17, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2022.e01622

Previous experimental studies have suggested that hot mixed asphalt (HMA) concrete using hydrated lime (HL) to partially replace the conventional limestone dust filler at 2.5% by the total weight of all aggregates showed an optimum improvement on sev... Read More about Experimental study of temperature effect on the mechanical tensile fatigue of hydrated lime modified asphalt concrete and case application for the analysis of climatic effect on constructed pavement.

Direct tensile test evaluation and characterization for mechanical and rheological properties of polymer modified hot mix asphalt concrete (2022)
Journal Article
Abed, M. A., Al-Tameemi, A. F., Abed, A. H., & Wang, Y. (2022). Direct tensile test evaluation and characterization for mechanical and rheological properties of polymer modified hot mix asphalt concrete. Polymer Composites, 43(9), 6381-6388. https://doi.org/10.1002/pc.26949

Using polymer to modify asphalt binder for better performance has become popular in pavement engineering, for which to evaluate the effect of polymer addition on the properties of the asphalt concrete is essential for mix design. Conventional mechani... Read More about Direct tensile test evaluation and characterization for mechanical and rheological properties of polymer modified hot mix asphalt concrete.

Thermal properties of hydrated lime-modified asphalt concrete and modelling evaluation for their effect on the constructed pavements in service (2022)
Journal Article
Al Ashaibi, A., Wang, Y., Albayati, A., Byzyka, J., Scholz, M., & Weekes, L. (2022). Thermal properties of hydrated lime-modified asphalt concrete and modelling evaluation for their effect on the constructed pavements in service. Sustainability, 14(13),

Flexible pavements are subjected to three main distress types: fatigue crack, thermal crack, and permanent deformation. Under severe climate conditions, thermal cracking particularly contributes largely to a considerable scale of premature deteriora... Read More about Thermal properties of hydrated lime-modified asphalt concrete and modelling evaluation for their effect on the constructed pavements in service.

Thermal fatigue analysis of pavement design using hydrated lime modified asphalt concrete (2022)
Journal Article
Wang, Y., Al Ashaibi, A., Albayati, A., & Haynes, B. (2022). Thermal fatigue analysis of pavement design using hydrated lime modified asphalt concrete. International journal of pavement engineering & asphalt technology, 23, https://doi.org/10.1515/ijpeat-2016-0050

A previous experimental study has suggested that asphalt concrete using hydrated lime to partially replace the conventional limestone dust filler at 2.5% by the total weight of all aggregates had an optimum improvement on the key mechanical propert... Read More about Thermal fatigue analysis of pavement design using hydrated lime modified asphalt concrete.

Influence of iron filing waste on the performance of warm mix asphalt (2021)
Journal Article
Wang, Y., Latief, R., Al‐Mosawe, H., Mohammad, H., Albayati, A., & Haynes, B. (2021). Influence of iron filing waste on the performance of warm mix asphalt. Sustainability, 13(24), 13828. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132413828

Recently, interest in the use of projectiles in research on recycling waste materials for construction applications has grown. Using recycled materials for the construction of asphalt concrete pavement, in the meantime, has become a topic of research... Read More about Influence of iron filing waste on the performance of warm mix asphalt.

Physical-mechanical properties of sandstones after exposure to high temperature (2021)
Journal Article
Wu, G., Sun, H., Tong, G., & Wang, Y. (2021). Physical-mechanical properties of sandstones after exposure to high temperature. Sustainable civil infrastructures (Online), 9-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80316-2_2

Studying the problems of rock engineering under high temperatures has become a new research direction for rock mechanics. The physical-mechanical properties of rocks under high temperatures circumstances have a great interest in many of engineering a... Read More about Physical-mechanical properties of sandstones after exposure to high temperature.

The effect of metakaolin and hybrid polymers on the microstructure of concrete (2021)
Journal Article
concrete. Periodicals of engineering and natural sciences, 9(1), 162-173

It has been established that metakaolin (MK) can be applied as a supplementary cementitious material and that some polymers can enhance substantial properties of concrete. Previous studies showed that, when used in combination, MK and polymers can... Read More about The effect of metakaolin and hybrid polymers on the microstructure of concrete.

Chloride binding in cement paste with calcined Mg-Al-CO3 LDH (CLDH) under different conditions (2020)
Journal Article
Geng, J., Pan, C., Wang, Y., Chen, W., & Zhu, Y. (2021). Chloride binding in cement paste with calcined Mg-Al-CO3 LDH (CLDH) under different conditions. Construction and Building Materials, 273, 121678. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121678

The chloride binding capacity of cement paste with Mg-Al CLDH, obtained through calcining a commercial LDH, is investigated under different chloride concentration, environmental temperature, and concrete pore solution alkalinity conditions. The trans... Read More about Chloride binding in cement paste with calcined Mg-Al-CO3 LDH (CLDH) under different conditions.

Concrete electrical resistivity at varied water, chloride contents and porosity – experiment, modelling & application (2020)
Journal Article
Wang, Y., Oleiwi, H., & Nan, X. (2020). Concrete electrical resistivity at varied water, chloride contents and porosity – experiment, modelling & application. Advanced materials letters (Online), 11(7), 20071536. https://doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.071536

Understanding and characterizing the relationship between the electrical resistivity and the major influencing factors of the concrete have been all the time a topical research in relation to structural durability. This paper reports an experimental... Read More about Concrete electrical resistivity at varied water, chloride contents and porosity – experiment, modelling & application.

The characterization of chloride effect on concrete water sorption and its application in the modelling of concrete conditions in tidal zones (2020)
Journal Article
Wang, Y., Oleiwi, H., Wang, C., Xiang, N., & Geng, J. (2020). The characterization of chloride effect on concrete water sorption and its application in the modelling of concrete conditions in tidal zones. Construction and Building Materials, 253, 119074. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119074

Concrete exposed to cyclic wetting and drying in salty water conditions is thought to be subjected to an accelerated ingress of chloride from the outside environment, and prone to a worsening deterioration process inside. Additionally, there is an os... Read More about The characterization of chloride effect on concrete water sorption and its application in the modelling of concrete conditions in tidal zones.

Legacy soil contamination by crude oil from the First Gulf War : geochemical characteristics, spatial pattern and environmental risk (2020)
Thesis
Almebayedh, H. Legacy soil contamination by crude oil from the First Gulf War : geochemical characteristics, spatial pattern and environmental risk. (Thesis). University of Salford

The first Gulf War resulted in large-scale oil spills in Kuwait. Selection of appropriate soil remediation methods needs to be informed by accurate soil characterization and this knowledge is currently lacking. The aim of this PhD study was to obtain... Read More about Legacy soil contamination by crude oil from the First Gulf War : geochemical characteristics, spatial pattern and environmental risk.

Sustainable high-performance concrete using metakaolin additive and polymer admixture : mechanical properties, durability and microstructure (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Al Menhosh, A., Wang, Y., Augusthus Nelson, L., Dakhil, A., & Matooq, J. (2019, July). Sustainable high-performance concrete using metakaolin additive and polymer admixture : mechanical properties, durability and microstructure. Presented at 5th International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of supplementary cementitious materials and polymers to produce high-performance concrete. This paper shows the results of a study on the effect of metakaolin and polymer admixture on mech... Read More about Sustainable high-performance concrete using metakaolin additive and polymer admixture : mechanical properties, durability and microstructure.

Modelling the electrical resistivity of concrete with varied water and chloride contents (2019)
Journal Article
Xiang, N., Wang, Y., Oleiwi, H., Chadwick, E., Yao, G., Augusthus Nelson, L., …Shabalin, I. (2020). Modelling the electrical resistivity of concrete with varied water and chloride contents. Magazine of Concrete Research, 72(11), 552-563. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmacr.18.00198

The electrical resistivity of concrete is an important property in the assessment of reinforcement corrosion in concrete and an essential parameter in the design and operation of cathodic protection for reinforced-concrete (RC) structures. Water and... Read More about Modelling the electrical resistivity of concrete with varied water and chloride contents.

Moisture susceptibility and fatigue performance of hydrated lime-modified asphalt concrete : experiment and design application case study (2019)
Journal Article
Al-Tameemi, A., Wang, Y., Albayati, A., & Haynes, B. (2019). Moisture susceptibility and fatigue performance of hydrated lime-modified asphalt concrete : experiment and design application case study. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 31(4), 04019019. https://doi.org/10.1061/%28ASCE%29MT.1943-5533.0002634

Hydrated lime has been recognized as an effective additive used to improve asphalt concrete properties in pavement applications. However, further work is still needed to quantify the effect of hydrated lime on asphaltic concrete performance under var... Read More about Moisture susceptibility and fatigue performance of hydrated lime-modified asphalt concrete : experiment and design application case study.

An experimental study of cathodic protection for chloride contaminated reinforced concrete (2018)
Journal Article
Oleiwi, H., Wang, Y., Curioni, M., Chen, X., Yao, G., Augusthus Nelson, L., …Shabalin, I. (2018). An experimental study of cathodic protection for chloride contaminated reinforced concrete. Materials and Structures, 51(6), 148. https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-018-1273-1

Cathodic protection (CP) is being increasingly used on reinforced concrete structures to protect steel reinforcing bars from corrosion in aggressive conditions. Due to the complexity of environmental conditions, the design specifications in national... Read More about An experimental study of cathodic protection for chloride contaminated reinforced concrete.

A sustainable pavement concrete using warm mix asphalt and hydrated lime treated recycled concrete aggregates (2018)
Journal Article
Albayati, A., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., & Haynes, B. (2018). A sustainable pavement concrete using warm mix asphalt and hydrated lime treated recycled concrete aggregates. Sustainable Materials and Technologies, 18, e00081. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2018.e00081

Recently, increasing material prices coupled with more acute environmental awareness and the implementation of regulation has driven a strong movement toward the adoption of sustainable construction technology. In the pavement industry, using low tem... Read More about A sustainable pavement concrete using warm mix asphalt and hydrated lime treated recycled concrete aggregates.

Characterization of concrete electrical resistivity at varied pore structures, water and chloride contents (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Xiang, N., Wang, Y., & Oleiwi, H. (2018, September). Characterization of concrete electrical resistivity at varied pore structures, water and chloride contents. Presented at 38th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, Coventry, UK

Concrete electrical resistivity has been verified as one of the most significant indicators in the evaluation of steel corrosion in concrete. It is also a most effective parameter in the design and operation of cathodic protection for reinforced conc... Read More about Characterization of concrete electrical resistivity at varied pore structures, water and chloride contents.

An experimental study of concrete resistivity and the effects of electrode configuration and current frequency on measurement (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Oleiwi, H., Wang, Y., Xiang, N., Augusthus Nelson, L., Chen, X., & Shabalin, I. (2018, July). An experimental study of concrete resistivity and the effects of electrode configuration and current frequency on measurement. Presented at Sixth International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures, University of Leeds, UK

Electrical resistivity, a measurable parameter of the state of concrete, plays an important role in the assessment of reinforced concrete structures. An experimental study using two-electrode method has been conducted to evaluate the resistivity of P... Read More about An experimental study of concrete resistivity and the effects of electrode configuration and current frequency on measurement.

Long term durability properties of concrete modified with metakaolin and polymer admixture (2018)
Journal Article
Al Menhosh, A., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., & Augusthus Nelson, L. (2018). Long term durability properties of concrete modified with metakaolin and polymer admixture. Construction and Building Materials, 172, 41-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.03.215

Previous studies show that both metakaolin (MK) and polymer can respectively improve certain mechanical and durability properties of concrete. Also, recent studies show that a combination of MK and polymer further enhances the mechanical properties b... Read More about Long term durability properties of concrete modified with metakaolin and polymer admixture.

Experimental study of cathodic protection for reinforced concrete submerged in saline water (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oleiwi, H., Wang, Y., Curioni, M., Augusthus Nelson, L., Chen, X., & Shabalin, I. (2017, September). Experimental study of cathodic protection for reinforced concrete submerged in saline water. Presented at 20th International Corrosion Congress & Process Safety Congress (EUROCORR 2017), Prague

Cathodic protection (CP) has been approved in practice to be an effective technique to protect steel reinforcement in concrete from corrosion under severe environmental conditions. Using constant current for CP is the most popular approach in practic... Read More about Experimental study of cathodic protection for reinforced concrete submerged in saline water.

An experimental study of the cathodic polarization of the reinforcement in chloride contaminated concrete (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oleiwi, H., Wang, Y., Curioni, M., Augusthus Nelson, L., Chen, X., & Shabalin, I. (2017, September). An experimental study of the cathodic polarization of the reinforcement in chloride contaminated concrete. Presented at 20th International Corrosion Congress & Process Safety Congress (EUROCORR 2017), Prague

This paper reports an experimental study on the influence of chloride contamination on the polarization resistance, concrete resistivity, and the potential shift of concrete reinforcement under different cathodic protection (CP) current densities. Re... Read More about An experimental study of the cathodic polarization of the reinforcement in chloride contaminated concrete.

Experimental study and modelling of the thermal conductivity of sandy soils of different porosities and water contents (2017)
Journal Article
and water contents. Applied Sciences, 7(2), 119. https://doi.org/10.3390/app7020119

This paper at first reports an experimental work to test the thermal conductivity of formulated sandy soil specimens of different porosities and water contents. Both needle probe and hot-plate methods were conducted and compared. It has been confirme... Read More about Experimental study and modelling of the thermal conductivity of sandy soils of different porosities and water contents.

Modelling of the water retention characteristic of deformable soils (2016)
Journal Article
Wang, Y., Sheng, D., Ross, K., & Toll, D. (2016). Modelling of the water retention characteristic of deformable soils. E3S Web of Conferences, 9(2016), #11005. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160911005

A recently proposed water retention model has been further developed for the application on unsaturated deformable soils. The physical mechanisms underpinning the water retention characteristic of soils was at first described in terms of traditional... Read More about Modelling of the water retention characteristic of deformable soils.

An experimental study of the concrete using polymer and metakaolin as additives (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Al Menhosh, A., Wang, Y., & Wang, Y. (2016, August). An experimental study of the concrete using polymer and metakaolin as additives. Presented at SCMT4, Las Vegas, USA

Environmental friendly and high performance concrete is very import for the applications in sewage and water treatment industry. Using mineral additives such as fly ash and silica fume has been proven an effective approach to improve concrete propert... Read More about An experimental study of the concrete using polymer and metakaolin as additives.

The mechanical properties of the concrete using metakaolin additive and polymer admixture (2016)
Journal Article
metakaolin additive and polymer admixture. Journal of Engineering, 2016, https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/1670615

Environmentally friendly and high performance concrete is very import for the applications in sewage andwater treatment industry. Using mineral additives such as fly ash and silica fume has been proven to be an effective approach to improve concrete... Read More about The mechanical properties of the concrete using metakaolin additive and polymer admixture.

Modelling of chloride penetration in unsaturated concrete (2015)
Journal Article
Geng, J., Li, L., & Wang, Y. (2015). Modelling of chloride penetration in unsaturated concrete. Advances in cement research, 28(1), 51-61. https://doi.org/10.1680/adcr.15.00003

In this paper, a new model is proposed to describe the coupled transport of ionic species and ionic solution in unsaturated concrete. The main difference between the present model and most existing models is the inclusion of osmotic effect due to s... Read More about Modelling of chloride penetration in unsaturated concrete.

Experimental study of the performance related properties of asphalt concrete modified with hydrated lime (2015)
Journal Article
of asphalt concrete modified with hydrated lime. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 28(5), 04015185-1. https://doi.org/10.1061/%28ASCE%29MT.1943-5533.0001474

The use of additives is one of the effective techniques adopted to improve pavement properties. Recently, hydrated lime has been categorized as a major additive in asphalt pavement because of its wide availability and relatively cheap cost. The main... Read More about Experimental study of the performance related properties of asphalt concrete modified with hydrated lime.

Influence of hydrated lime on the properties and permanent deformation of the asphalt concrete layers in pavement (2015)
Journal Article
Al-Tameemi, A., Wang, Y., & Albayati, A. (2015). Influence of hydrated lime on the properties and permanent deformation of the asphalt concrete layers in pavement. Romanian Journal of Transport Infrastructure, 4(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1515/rjti-2015-0027

Flexible or asphalt concrete pavement is the paving system most widely adopted all over the world. It has been recognized that there are many different types of the factors affecting the performance and durability of asphalt concrete pavement, includ... Read More about Influence of hydrated lime on the properties and permanent deformation of the asphalt concrete layers in pavement.

Flood-runoff in semi-arid and sub-humid regions, a case study : a simulation of jianghe watershed in Northern China (2015)
Journal Article
study : a simulation of jianghe watershed in Northern China. Water, 7(9), 5155-5172. https://doi.org/10.3390/w7095155

This paper presents a modeling application of surface runoff using the Hydrologic Modelling System (HEC-HMS). A case study was carried out for the Jianghe watershed, a typical semi-arid and sub-humid geo-climatic region in northern China. Two modelin... Read More about Flood-runoff in semi-arid and sub-humid regions, a case study : a simulation of jianghe watershed in Northern China.

Clogging of vertical-flow constructed wetlands treating urban wastewater contaminated with a diesel spill (2014)
Journal Article
Al-Isawi, R., Scholz, M., Wang, Y., & Sani, A. (2014). Clogging of vertical-flow constructed wetlands treating urban wastewater contaminated with a diesel spill. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(17), 12779-12803. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-014-3732-8

Clogging often leads to a decrease of the treatment performance of wetlands. The aims of this study were to compare the impact of different design and operational variables on the treatment efficiency and clogging processes and to model suspended sol... Read More about Clogging of vertical-flow constructed wetlands treating urban wastewater contaminated with a diesel spill.

Impact of water quality parameters on the clogging of vertical-flow constructed wetlands treating urban wastewater (2013)
Journal Article
wastewater. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 224, 1488. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-013-1488-2

In theory, biological and physical clogging, induced as a result of potentially excessive formation of biomass from degradation of pollutants and retention of inert suspended fine particles, respectively, should result in a decrease of treatment... Read More about Impact of water quality parameters on the clogging of vertical-flow constructed wetlands treating urban wastewater.

A physico-chemical model of the water vapour sorption isotherm of hardened cementitious materials (2012)
Journal Article
Wang, Y., Wang, X., Scholz, M., & Ross, D. (2012). A physico-chemical model of the water vapour sorption isotherm of hardened cementitious materials. Construction and Building Materials, 35, 941-946. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.05.021

This paper reports on the recent development of a physico-chemical model for the water retention characteristic of porous media and its application to the prediction of water vapour sorption isotherm of cementitious materials. This research aims to d... Read More about A physico-chemical model of the water vapour sorption isotherm of hardened cementitious materials.

A physical–chemical model for the static water retention characteristic of unsaturated porous media (2008)
Journal Article
Wang, Y., Grove, S., & Anderson, M. (2008). A physical–chemical model for the static water retention characteristic of unsaturated porous media. Advances in water resources, 31(4), 701-713. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.01.005

Water retention characteristic or water retention curve (WRC) is an important constitutive feature of porous media, and also meanwhile is an indispensable requirement in hydraulic transport modelling. Previous experiments have indicated that the spe... Read More about A physical–chemical model for the static water retention characteristic of unsaturated porous media.

Using cathodic protection to control corrosion of reinforced concrete structures
Thesis
Oleiwi, H. (in press). Using cathodic protection to control corrosion of reinforced concrete structures. (Thesis). University of Salford

Cathodic protection (CP) has been increasingly used on reinforced concrete structures to protect steel reinforcement from corrosion. However, due to the complexity of environmental conditions, the specifications in national and international standard... Read More about Using cathodic protection to control corrosion of reinforced concrete structures.

An experimental study of high-performance concrete using metakaolin additive and polymer admixture
Thesis
Al Menhosh, A. (in press). An experimental study of high-performance concrete using metakaolin additive and polymer admixture. (Thesis). University of Salford

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of supplementary cementing materials and polymers to produce high-performance concrete. Utilizing a mineral substance as cement replacement in concrete has less environmental pollution and... Read More about An experimental study of high-performance concrete using metakaolin additive and polymer admixture.