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Mansour Solaimanian

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location: Engineering
phone: 8148631903
e-mail: msol@psu.edu
department: Civil Engineering

Projects

Rheological Characterization of Crumb Rubber Modified Asphalt Binder

When ground tire rubber (GTR) is added to the asphalt binder, it changes its characteristics and engineering properties. This research will focus on changes in rheological properties of GRT modified binder. Rehological testing includes determination of properties of binder at low, intermediate, and high temperature. Multiple Stress Creep and Recovery, Linear Amplitude Sweep, Rotational Viscosity, Bending Beam, and torsional tests will be used to evaluate the change in properties.

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Number of undergraduates needed: 1
Minimum qualifications: Junior or Senior level student form the College of Engineering



Shingles in Asphalt

Disposed roofing shingles are rich in asphalt. So, it is of economical benefit to use shingles in asphalt concrete because of this high binder content. This will also benefit the environment as a demolished construction material is being used back in construction. However, shingle binder is very still and its use in pavement is limited. This research will focus on increasing the amount of shingle that can be used in asphalt using rejuvenators. The tools used to determine the quality of the asphalt concrete containing shingles will be decided based on performance tests to capture various engineering properties.

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Number of undergraduates needed: 1
Minimum qualifications: Junior or Senior level student from the College of Engineering



Moistue Damage of Asphalt Concrete

Damage to asphalt pavements due to water intrusion and aggregate stripping is a still a problem that needs attention and research. The research will identify lab test procedures that will be suitable to identify quality of asphalt concrete in its resistance against moisture damage.

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Number of undergraduates needed: 1
Minimum qualifications: Junior or Senior Level Student from College of Engineering



Use of Crumb Rubber in Asphalt Conrete

Use of recycled materials including ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt is not new. Improved testing techniques are needed to determine optimum levels of GTR in asphalt and how GTR affects mix performance when placed in a pavement structure.

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Number of undergraduates needed: 1
Minimum qualifications: Junior or Senior level student from the College of Engineering