Zhanping You, P.E., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Transportation Engineering and Materials

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2003

 

Address:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dillman 301i

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, Michigan 49931

Office: 301i Dillman
Phone: 906-487-1059
Email: zyou @ mtu.edu

   

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Pavements and transportation materials, mechanical testing and constitutive modeling of asphalt binders and mixtures, analysis and control of thermal and reflective cracking in asphalt pavement and overlays, micromechanics, finite element analysis,  discrete element analysis,  and constitutive model development, pavement fracture, and instrumentation.

Over $3,500,000 external funded research and education projects, funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Department of Transportation (USDOT), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The share for Z. You exceeds $1,500,000.

 

EDITORSHIP

Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, since Oct. 2008. For manuscript requirements, please refer to the following web site http://www.pubs.asce.org/authors/index.html. Submit a full manuscript as a Word or LaTex file as well as a cover letter to the journal’s Editorial Manager website: https://www.editorialmanager.com/jrnmteng/default.asp

 

Guest Editor, Special Issue of “Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering,” to be entitled, “Multiscale and Micromechanical Modeling of Asphalt Mixes.” This issue is scheduled to be published by ASCE in Dec ember 2009 but delayed.

 

Editorial Board, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, since Jan. 2008. Submission info can be found at http://www.ijprt.org.tw/.

 

 

RESEARCH TEAM

Visiting Professor/Scholar/Postdoc - we welcome visitors who would like to work in our lab and collaborate with us.

·         Dr. Chunyu Liang (2011-2012), Jilin, China, WMA and Asphalt Technologies

·         Dr. Fuyu Wang (2011-2012), Jilin, China, WMA and Asphalt Technologies

·         Dr. Jie Ji (2010), Beijing, China, WMA and Asphalt Technologies

·         Dr. Hainian Wang (2009-2010), Xi’an, China, Advanced Asphalt Technologies

·         Dr. Qian Zhang (2009-2010), Xi’an, China, WMA and Asphalt Technologies

·         Ms. Marliana Azura Bt Ahmad Puzi (2008-2009), from the Department of Geotechnic and Transportation Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, pavement engineering

·         Dr. Zhixi Yang (2008-2009), Geomaterials and geomechanics

·         Dr. X. Hu (2006-2007), Micromechanical modeling for asphalt mixture and mastic, payment system, pavement management

·         Mr. D. Li (2006-2007), Experimental tests to characterize the performance of asphalt mixture, recycled asphalt, and nano modified asphalt materials

Ph.D. Candidates- we consider applications for Ph.D./M.S. program at any time. We particularly invite candidates with a solid fundamental background in the area of pavement and materials, nano materials, micromechanics, and discrete/finite element methods. Current students:

·         Mr. Hui Yao (started fall 2010, Ph.D. student):  DEM, nano-modifedasphalt materials, HMA performance.

·         Mr. Julian Mills-Beale (started Spring 2007, Ph.D. student): simple performance tests for asphalt mixture. Attended the NCAT Professor Training on asphalt and pavement technology June 2007. UTC- Materials in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure scholar in summer 2008.

·         Mr. Baron W. Colbert  (started Spring 2007, Ph.D student): nondestructive testing for asphalt mixtures and pavements, aggregate wearing study. Attended the NCAT Professor Training on asphalt and pavement technology June 2007. UTC- Materials in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure scholar in summer 2007 and 2008. 2007 Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship recipient.

·         Mr. Shu Wei Goh (started Summer 2007, Ph.D. student): simple performance test, warm mix asphalt tests. Attended the NCAT Professor Training on asphalt and pavement technology June 2007. UTC- Materials in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure scholar in summer 2007 and 2008.

·         Mr. Xu Yang (started fall 2011, Ph.D. student):  

·         Mr. Aboelkasim Diab Ahmed Ali (started spring 2012, Ph.D. student):  

·         Mr. Rosli bin Mohd Hasan (started spring 2012, Ph.D. student):  

·         Mr. Haizhu Lu (started fall 2008, Ph.D. student): advanced pavement materials technology, China Scholarship Council scholarship recipient 2008 to 2012.

·         Mr. Chris DeDene (started spring 2010, MS student): asphalt binder and mixture modification,

 

REU: Undergraduate Assistants - we welcome undergraduate students who have strong interest in research to apply for a research assistant position in our group.

·         Mr. Gary Perron, (2009--present): Asphalt mixture and aggregate testing

·         Mr. David Porter, (2008--present): Asphalt mixture and aggregate testing

·         Mr. Damian Wallner, (2009--present): Asphalt mixture and aggregate testing

·         Mr. Moua Lee, (2008--present): Asphalt mixture and aggregate testing

·         Ms. Liz O'Neill (2009--present): Binder, eaoneill@mtu.edu

·         Mr. Chris DeDene (2009--present):Binder, cddedene@mtu.edu

·         Mr. Marcus Campione (2008--present): Asphalt mixture and aggregate testing -mcampion@mtu.edu

·         Mr. Kelly Heidbrier (2006-present): Asphalt mixture and aggregate testing - krheidbr@mtu.edu

·         Ms. Kari Klaboe (2008--2009): Recycled materials, nano materials -ktklaboe@mtu.edu

·         Ms. Sarah Shann (2008--2009): Data processing -svshann@mtu.edu

·         Ms. Amanda Schmidt (2008--2009): Data processing -amschmid@mtu.edu

·         Mr. Justin Foley (2008--2009): Nano materials - jmfoley@mtu.edu

·         Mr. John Butlar (2008): Asphalt mixture and aggregate testing -jcbutler@mtu.edu

·         Mr. Joshua Marschke (2008): Asphalt mixture and aggregate testing -jrmarsch@mtu.edu

·         Mr. Shandre Huff (2006-2008): Asphalt mixture and aggregate testing - sdhuff@mtu.edu

·         Mr. Ryan Brennan (2006-2009): Asphalt mixture and aggregate testing- rdbrenna@mtu.edu

·         Ms. M. Colling (2007): Laser technology in aggregate specific gravity tests, simplified test specification

·         Mr. S.W. Goh (2007): Warm mix asphalt tests –now PhD student

·         Ms. Viviana Torres Ortiz (2007, a REU in Sustainability student from University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez): Sustainable transportation materials and warm mix asphalt

·         Other assistants

 

 

Graduated students:

·         Mr. Yu Liu (Summer 2007-Summer 2011, Ph.D granted): finite /discrete element modeling of cement based materials, currently associate professor, Chang'an University).

·         Dr. Sanjeev Adhikari (Spring 2006- Dec. 2008, Ph.D. granted): Micromechanical modeling for asphalt mixture, currently assistant professor.

·         Mr. Julian Mills-Beale, MS earned in 2009.

·         Mr. Shu Wei Goh, MS earned in 2009.

·         Preetham Thotakuri, A Simple Asphalt Pavement Overlay Modeling Approach for Predicting Reflective Cracking Using Discrete and Finite Element Techniques, Texas A&M University -Kingsville, TX (graduated in December 2005)

·         Saritha Poosa, Development of An Online Pavement Information System Based on WEBGIS and Geodatabase for The South Texas Region, Texas A&M University -Kingsville, TX (graduated in December 2005)

·         Krishna Priya Amarapalli, Asphalt Mastic Modulus Prediction Using Finite and Discrete Element Modeling Techniques, Texas A&M University -Kingsville, TX (graduated in December 2005)

·         Bardan Gurung,  Predicting Modulus of Elasticity of Asphalt Concrete, Texas A&M University -Kingsville, TX (graduated in May 2005)

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENT

Graduate Research Assistantship Available

Graduate Research Assistantships for M.S. and Ph.D. student, starting Summer 2012

 

Undergraduate Student Positions Available

Work studies and other undergraduate research positions available anytime

 

Michigan Tech Grad Programs Hit Top 50

Graduate school rankings released last week by U.S. News & World Report rate four of Michigan Technological University's graduate engineering programs in the top 50 nationwide. Nearly 200 programs were ranked.

 

Michigan Tech's national rankings were:

* Civil engineering, No. 43.

* Environmental engineering, No. 26

* Materials science and engineering, No. 41.

* Mechanical Engineering, No. 48.

 

PHOTOS WITH STUDENTS AND VISITORS (coming soon)

REU students in Michigan Tech  

Undergraduate students in Michigan Tech       

Graduate students in Michigan Tech      
Graduate students in Texas A&M -Kingsville    

Undergraduate students in Texas A&M -Kingsville     


TEACHING

CE 5190(2), Modeling of Pavements and Materials, Spring 2009

CE 5990, Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar, Spring 2009
CE 3101, Civil Engineering Materials,  Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Fall 2009

CE 4510/ENVE4510 Baccalaureate Thesis, Fall 2008, Spring 2011

CE 4920, Civil Engineering Independent Study, Fall 2006, Summer 2008
CE 4510, Civil Engineering Baccalaureate Thesis,  Fall 2006 

CE 5101, Advanced Bituminous Materials, Fall 2007, Fall 2009

CE 4101, Bituminous Materials, Fall 2009

CE 5190(1), Evaluation & Simulation of Asphalt, Spring 2008, Spring 2010

CE 6975, Full-time Doctoral Research, every semester since Fall 2008

CE 6999, Doctoral Research, every semester since Spring 2006

 

 

SELECTED BOOKS

 

1)    ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication. GSP 213. Road Pavement and Material Characterization, Modeling, and Maintenance. Edited by Wynand JvdM Steyn, Xueyan Liu, Yusuf Mehta, and Zhanping You, GeoHunan 2011. Reston, VA: ASCE, 978-0-7844-7624-6, pg. NA, 2011.

2)    ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Special Publication 1, “Pavements and Materials: Testing and Modeling in Multiple Length Scales,”  edited by Rafiqul A. Tarefder, Ph.D., P.E.; Yong-Rak Kim, Ph.D., P.E.; Zhanping You, Ph.D., P.E.; Linbing Wang, Ph.D., P.E., 2010, , 218 pp., ISBN 9780784411292, proceedings, Symposium of Pavement Mechanics and Materials, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2010, Los Angeles, California, August 8-11, 2010.

 

3)    ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 184 “Pavements and Materials: Modeling, Testing and Performance,” published by ASCE, edited by You, Z., Abbas, A., and Wang, L., ISBN 978-0-7844-1008-0, proceedings, Symposium of Pavement Mechanics and Materials, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 18-21, 2008.

 

4)    ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 182 “Pavements and Materials: Characterization, Modeling, and Simulation,” published by ASCE, edited by You, Z., Abbas, A., and Wang, L., ISBN10 # 0784409862 and ISBN13 # 9780784409862, 178 pages, proceedings, Symposium of Pavement Mechanics,  ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference 2007, June 3-6, 2007.

 

 

SELECTED CHAPTERS

1)    Mills-Beale, J., You, Z. (2011). "Nanoclay-modified asphalt Binder Systems", in Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure, Ed. Gopalakrishnan, K.; Birgisson, B.; Taylor, P.; Attoh-Okine, N.O., ( pp. 257-270). Springer.

 

2)    Zhang, Q., Mills-Beale, J., You, Z. (2011). "Pavement Engineering I - Flexible Pavements, Handbook of Transportation Engineering", in Handbook of Transportation Engineering ( pp. 11.1-11.27). The McGraw-Hill Companies.

 

3)    Mills-Beale, J., Zhang, Q., You, Z. (2011). "Pavement Engineering II - Rigid Pavements, Handbook of Transportation Engineering", in Handbook of Transportation Engineering ( pp. 12.1-12.20). The McGraw-Hill Companies.

 

 

SELECTED REPORTS

1)    You, Z, Goh, S.,  and  Dai, Q., Laboratory Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt, final report, September 2011. Michigan Department of Transportation.

2)    Eyad Masad, Emad Kassem, Arif Chowdhury, and Zhanping You. A Method For Predicting Asphalt Mixture Compactability And Its Influence On Mechanical Properties, May 2009. Report No.FHWA/TX-09/0-5261-2, Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Transportation Institute.

3)    Zhanping You, Shu Wei Goh, and R. Christopher Williams. Development of Specifications for the Superpave Simple Performance Tests, final report, July 2009. Michigan Department of Transportation.

4)    Zhanping You, Julian Mills-Beale, R. Chris Williams, and  Qingli Dai, Development of New Test Procedure for Measuring Fine and Coarse Aggregate Specific Gravity, final report, December 2009. Michigan Department of Transportation.

 

 

SELECTED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (complete list is available in CV) - all published article number is over 160.

 

1)    Hainian Wang, Peiwen Hao, Zhanping You, Laboratory Evaluation on High Temperature Viscosity and Low Temperature Stiffness of Asphalt Binder with High Percent Scrap Tire Rubber, Construction and Building Materials.

2)    Colbert, B. and You, Z., The Determination of Mechanical Performance of Laboratory Produced Hot Mix Asphalt Mixtures Using Controlled RAP and Virgin Aggregate Size Fractions, Construction and Building Materials.

3)    Colbert, B. and You, Z., The Properties of Asphalt Binder Blended with Variable Quantities of Recycled Asphalt Using Short Term and Long Term Aging Simulations, Construction and Building Materials. (Accepted)

4)    Fini, E. H., You, Z. (2011), Partial Replacement of Binder with Bio-binder: Characterization and Modification, International Journal of Pavement Engineering (Accepted)

5)    Goh, S.W., and You, Z., Mechanical Properties of Porous Asphalt Pavement Materials with Warm Mix Asphalt and RAP, TEENG-608, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering. (Online Published)

6)    Elham H. Fini , Imad L. Al-Qadi,  Shuangning Xiu, Julian Mills-Beale, and Zhanping You, Enhancing Bio Modified Binder (BMB) Performance Using polyphosphoric acid (PPA),CONBUILDMAT-D-10-00315, Construction and Building Materials. (Accepted)

7)    Goh, S.W., and You, Z., Identify Flow Number for Asphalt Mixture using Flow Number Slope, Journal of Transportation Research Board. (Accepted)

8)    You, Z., Liu, Y., and Dai, Q., Three-dimensional Microstructural-based Discrete Element Viscoelastic Modeling of Creep Compliance Tests for Asphalt Mixtures, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, MTENG-311R1, accepted in 2009 for special issue in 2010, online Feb. 2010.

9)    Elham.H.Fini, Eric W.Kalberer, Abolghasem Shahbazi, Mufeed Basti, Zhanping You, Hasan Ozer and Qazi Aurangzed. Chemical Characterization of Bio-binder from Swine Manure: A Sustainable Modifier for Asphalt Binder. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (2010), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000237

10) Zhanping You, Julian Mills-Beale, Elham Fini, Shuwei Goh and Baron Colbert. Evaluation of Low-Temperature Binder Properties of Warm Mix Asphalt, Extracted and Recovered RAP and RAS, and Bioasphalt. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (2010), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000295

11) Zhanping You. Special Issue on Multiscale and Micromechanical Modeling of Asphalt Mixes. (2010), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000196

12) Yu Liu and Zhanping You. Accelerated Discrete Element Modeling of AsphaltBased Materials with the FrequencyTemperature Superposition Principle. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. (2010), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000234

13) Yu Liu and Zhanping You. Discrete Element Modeling: Impacts of Aggregate Sphericity, Orientation, and Angularity on Creep Stiffness of Idealized Asphalt Mixtures. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. (2010), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000228

14) Sanjeev Adhikari and Zhanping You. The Sensitivity of Aggregate Size within Sand Mastic to Model the Microstructure of Asphalt Mixture. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (2010), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000212

15) You, Z., Mills-Beale, J., Justin, F, Roy, S., Odegard, G.M., Dai, Q., Goh, S.W., Nanoclay-modified asphalt materials: Preparation and characterization. Constr Build Mater (2010), doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2010.06.070

16) Goh, S.W., Akin, M., You, Z., and Shi, X., Effect of deicing solutions on the tensile strength of micro- or nano-modified asphalt mixture. Constr Build Mater (2010), doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2010.06.038

17) Goh, S.W. and You, Z., Williams, R.C., and Li, X., Preliminary Dynamic Modulus Criteria of HMA for Field Rutting of Asphalt Pavements: Michigan’s Experience, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 1, January 2011, pp. 37-45  

18) Adhikari, S. and You, Z. 3D discrete element models of the hollow cylindrical asphalt concrete specimens subject to the internal pressure, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 5, October 2010, 429–439. ISSN: 1477-268X (electronic) 1029-8436 (paper).

19) You, Z., Adhikari, S., and Dai, Q., Air void effect on an idealised asphalt mixture using two-dimensional and three-dimensional discrete element modelling approach. International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 5, October 2010, 381–391. ISSN: 1477-268X (electronic) 1029-8436 (paper).

20) Liu, Y. and You, Z., Three-dimensional Discrete Element Simulation of Asphalt Concrete Subjected to Haversine Loading: An Application of Frequency-temperature Superposition Technique, Road Materials and Pavement Design, vol. 11, p. 273-290, 2010

21) Liu, Y., You, Z., Goh, S.W., and Mills-Beale, J.,   A Post-processing Method for Dynamic Modulus Tests of Hot Mix Asphalt, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 22, No. 7, 2010

22) Mills-Beale, J. and You, Z., The Mechanical Properties of Asphalt Mixtures with Recycled Concrete Aggregates, Construction and Building Materials,  Volume 24, Issue 3, March 2010, Pages 230-235

23) Goh, S.W. and You, Z., A Simple Stepwise Method to Determine and Evaluate the Initiation of Tertiary Flow for Asphalt Mixtures under Dynamic Creep Test, Construction and Building Materials, 23 (11), pp. 3398-3405, Nov. 2009.

24) Liu, Y. and You, Z., Visualization and Simulation of Asphalt Concrete: a Randomly Generated 3D Model, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 23 (6), pp. 340-347, Nov. 2009.

25) Adhikari, S., Shen, S., and You, Z., Evaluation of Fatigue Models Based on Laboratory Testing of HMA, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., December 2009, No. 2127, vol. 2, p.36-42.

26) Liu, Y., Dai, Q., and You, Z., Viscoelastic Model for Discrete Element Simulation of Asphalt Mixtures, Volume 135, Issue 4, pp. 324-333, 2009, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

27) Mills-Beale, J., You, Z., Williams, R.C., and  Dai, Q., Determining the Specific Gravities of Coarse Aggregates in Michigan Utilizing Vacuum Saturation Approach, Construction & Building Materials, Elsevier, Volume 23, Issue 3, March 2009, pp. 1316-1322.

28) You, Z., Adhikari, S., Masad, E., and Dai, Q., “Microstructural and micromechanical properties if field and lab-compacted asphalt mixtures,” To be published in the Journal of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT), pp. 279-316, vol. 78, 2009.

29) You, Z., Mills-Beale, J., Williams, R.C., and  Dai, Q., Measuring the Specific Gravities of Fine Aggregates in Michigan: An Automated Procedure, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 2, 37-50, March 2009, ISSN 1996-6814

30) You, Z., Adhikari, S., and  Dai, Q., Three-Dimensional Discrete Element Models for Asphalt Mixtures, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 134, No. 12, 1053-1063,  2008, American Society of Civil Engineers  (ASCE)

31) Adhikari, S. and You, Z., 3D Microstructural Models for Asphalt Mixtures Using X-Ray Computed Tomography Images, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 1(3): pp.94-99, 2008, ISSN 1996-6814

32) Goh, S.W. and You, Z., A Preliminary Study of the Mechanical Properties of Asphalt Mixture with Bottom Ash to Replace Partial Aggregates, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 35(10): 1114–1119 (2008).

33) Ong J., You, Z., Mills-Beale, J., Tan, E.L., Pereles, B.D., and Ong, K.G., A Wireless, Passive Embedded Sensor for Real-time Monitoring of Water Content in Civil Engineering Materials, IEEE Sensors Journal, 2053-2058, Volume: 8  Issue: 12 , ISSN: 1530-437X, Dec. 2008

34) You, Z., Adhikari, S., and  M. E. Kutay, Dynamic Modulus Simulation of the Asphalt Concrete Using the X-Ray Computed Tomography Images. Materials and Structures, Springer Netherlands, 42 (5), pp. 617-630.

35) Dai, Q. and  You, Z,  Micromechanical Finite Element Framework for Predicting Viscoelastic Properties of Asphalt Mixtures. Materials and Structures (online published September 28, 2007), Springer Netherlands, ISSN 1359-5997 (Print) 1871-6873 (Online), DOI 10.1617/s11527-007-9303-4, 41(6): 1025-1037, 2008.

36) You, Z. and Goh, S.W., Laboratory Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt: A Preliminary Study, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 1(1): pp.34 -40, 2008, ISSN 1996-6814

37) You, Z. and Dai, Q., Dynamic Complex Modulus Predictions of Hot-Mix Asphalt Using a Micromechanical-Based Finite Element Model, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering /Rev. can. génie civ. 34(12): 1519-1528, 2007, ISSN: 1208-6029

38) You, Z. and Dai, Q.  A Review of Advances in Micromechanical Modeling of Aggregate-Aggregate Interaction in Asphalt Mixture. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering /Rev. can. génie civ. 34(2): 239-252 (2007)

39) Dai, Q. and  You, Z,  Prediction of Creep Stiffness of Asphalt Mixture with Micromechanical Finite Element and Discrete Element Models, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Volume 133, Issue 2, pp. 163-173, 2007

40) You, Z. and Buttlar, W.G., Micromechanical Modeling Approach to Predict Compressive Dynamic Moduli of Asphalt Mixture Using the Distinct Element Method, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., No. 1970, pp 73-83, 2006

41) Dai, Q., Sadd, M.H. and You, Z. A Micromechanical Finite Element Model for Viscoelastic Creep and Viscoelastic Damage Behavior of Asphalt Mixture,  International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp. 1135 – 1158, 2006

42) You, Z. and Buttlar, W.G.,  Application of Discrete Element Modeling Techniques to Predict Complex Modulus of Asphalt-Aggregate Hollow Cylinders Subjected to Internal Pressure, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., pp. 218-226, 2005

43) You, Z. and Buttlar, W.G.,  Discrete Element Modeling to Predict the Modulus of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 140-146, April 2004

44) Buttlar, W.G., Wagoner, M., You, Z. and Brovold, S.T., Simplifying the Hollow Cylinder Tensile Test Procedure through Volume-Based Strain, Journal of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT), pp.367-400, vol. 73, 2004

45) You, Z., Xia, Y., Hu, C., and Wang, B.,  Finite Element Analysis of Concrete Pavement on Culvert, International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 337-350, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2001

46) Buttlar, W.G., and You, Z., Discrete Element Modeling of Asphalt Concrete: A Micro-Fabric Approach, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, the National Academies, Washington, D.C., No. 1757, pp. 111-118, 2001

 

SELECTED conference papers

                                            

1)    DeDene, C. and You, Z. Properties of Recovered Asphalt Binder Blended with Waste Engine Oil: A Preliminary Study, the 11th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Association (ICCTP 2011), published by ASCE.

2)    Goh, S. and You, Z. Intermediate Temperature Fatigue and Low Temperature Cracking Properties of Rubber Asphalt Binder, the 11th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Association (ICCTP 2011), published by ASCE.

3)    Colbert, B. and You, Z., Low Temperature Cracking Potential of Aged Asphalts Using Simulated Aging Techniques, the 11th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Association (ICCTP 2011), published by ASCE.

4)    Shu Wei Goh and Zhanping You. Moisture Damage and Fatigue Cracking of Foamed Warm Mix Asphalt Using a Simple Laboratory Setup, ASCE T&DI Congress 2011: Integrated Transportation and Development for a Better Tomorrow, Proceedings of the First T&DI Congress 2011.

5)    Shu Wei Goh and Zhanping You. Evaluation of Recycled Asphalt Shingles in Hot Mix Asphalt, ASCE T&DI Congress 2011: Integrated Transportation and Development for a Better Tomorrow, Proceedings of the First T&DI Congress 2011.

6)    Hainian Wang, Peiwen Hao and Zhanping You. Characterization of the Viscoelastic Property of Asphalt Mastic, ASCE GeoHunan International Conference.

7)    Shu Wei Goh and Zhanping You. Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt Produced at Various Temperatures through Dynamic Modulus Testing and Four Point Beam Fatigue Testing, ASCE GeoHunan International Conference.

8)    Yu Liu, Zhanping You and Qingli Dai. Stiffness of Sand Mastic versus Stiffness of Asphalt Binder Using ThreeDimensional Discrete Element Method. ASCE Conf. Proc. (2010), doi:10.1061/41129(385)5

9)    Yu Liu and Zhanping You. Discrete Element Simulation of Aggregate Sphericity and Orientation: An Approach to Improving the Understanding of Asphalt Concrete. ASCE Conf. Proc. (2010), doi:10.1061/41127(382)428

10) Liu, Y. and You, Z., Formulization of Asphalt Concrete Stiffness for Specific Microstructures Based on Discrete Element Method. Geoshanghai 2010, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 203: Asphalt Paving Materials Characterization and Modeling, pp. 135-149, (doi 10.1061/41104(377)17), Proceedings of sessions of GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference held in Shanghai, China, June 3-5, 2010, edited by Huang et. al., 2010

11) Dai, Q. and You, Z,  A Microstructure-Based Approach for Simulating Viscoelastic Behaviors of Asphalt Mixtures, Geoshanghai 2010, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 203: Asphalt Paving Materials Characterization and Modeling, pp. 150-161, (doi 10.1061/41104(377)18), Proceedings of sessions of GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference held in Shanghai, China, June 3-5, 2010, edited by Huang et. al., 2010

12) Liu, Y., Dai, Q. and You, Z,  Stiffness of Sand Mastic vs. Stiffness of Asphalt Binder using Three-dimensional Discrete Element Method, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Special Publication 1, “Pavements and Materials: Testing and Modeling in Multiple Length Scales,”  edited by Rafiqul A. Tarefder, Ph.D., P.E.; Yong-Rak Kim, Ph.D., P.E.; Zhanping You, Ph.D., P.E.; Linbing Wang, Ph.D., P.E., 2010, , 218 pp., ISBN 9780784411292, proceedings, Symposium of Pavement Mechanics and Materials, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2010, Los Angeles, California, August 8-11, 2010.

13) Liu, Y. and You, Z., Discrete Element Simulation of Aggregate Sphericity and Orientation: An Approach to Improving the Understanding of Asphalt Concrete, the 10th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Association (ICCTP 2010), published by ASCE: Integrated Transportation Systems—Green, Intelligent, Reliable, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals, Beijing, China, August 4-8, 2010.

14) Goh, S.W. and You, Z., Preliminary Study of Evaluating Asphalt Pavement Rutting Performance Using The Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, in “Cold Regions Engineering 2009” - Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Cold Regions Engineering in Duluth, Minnesota, held 08/30/2009~09/02/2009, p.366-373, ASCE, edited by H.D. Mooers and J. Hinzmann, ISBN 978-0-7844-1072-1.

15) Goh, S.W. and You, Z., Warm Mix Asphalt using Sasobit: Lab Evaluation for Cold Region, in “Cold Regions Engineering 2009” - Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Cold Regions Engineering in Duluth, Minnesota, held 08/30/2009~09/02/2009, p.288-298, ASCE, edited by H.D. Mooers and J. Hinzmann, ISBN 978-0-7844-1072-1.

16) Adhikari, S. and You, Z., Dynamic Modulus Prediction of Asphalt Concrete using Three Tensile Tests, Eighth International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways, and Airfields, Champaign, Illinois, 6/29/-7/2/2009, p.321-326, ISBN 978-0-415-87199-0, edited by Erol Tutumluer and Imad L. Al-Qadi.

17) Goh, S.W., Liu, Y., and You, Z., Laboratory Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt Using Sasobit®, Eighth International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways, and Airfields, p.315-320, Champaign, Illinois, 6/29/-7/2/2009, p.321-326, ISBN 978-0-415-87199-0, edited by Erol Tutumluer and Imad L. Al-Qadi.

18) Liu, Y. and You, Z., Determining Burger’s Model Parameters of Asphalt Materials using Creep-recovery Testing Data, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 184 “Pavements and Materials: Modeling, Testing and Performance,” , p. 26-36, edited by You, Z., Abbas, A., and Wang, L.B., Proceedings, the Symposium of Pavement Mechanics and Materials, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 18-21, 2008.

19) Goh, S.W. and You, Z., A Simple Method to Determine the Tertiary Flow in Repeated Load Test: A Step-Wise Method. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 184 “Pavements and Materials: Modeling, Testing and Performance,” edited by You, Z., Abbas, A., and Wang, L.B., Proceedings, the Symposium of Pavement Mechanics and Materials, p. 72-81, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 18-21, 2008.

20) Adhikari, S. and You, Z., Modeling of Hollow Cylindrical Asphalt Mixture Specimens, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 184 “Pavements and Materials: Modeling, Testing and Performance,” edited by You, Z., Abbas, A., and Wang, L.B., Proceedings, the Symposium of Pavement Mechanics and Materials, p. 100-107,ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 18-21, 2008.

21) Xia, K., Masud, A., and You, Z.,  A Large Deformation Finite Element Formulation for Subgrade Soil Compaction, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 184 “Pavements and Materials: Modeling, Testing and Performance,” edited by You, Z., Abbas, A., and Wang, L.B., Proceedings, the Symposium of Pavement Mechanics and Materials, p. 122-130, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 18-21, 2008.

22) Goh, S.W. and You, Z., Properties of Asphalt Mixtures with RAP in the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design of Flexible Pavements: A Preliminary Investigation. in “Airfield and Highway Pavements: Efficient Pavements Supporting Transportation's Future,” Proceedings of the 2008 Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference, ISBN 13 # 9780784410059, ASCE 2008 Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference held in Bellevue, Washington, October 15-18, 2008, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 171-181, 2008.

23) Mills-Beale, J. and You, Z., Measuring the Specific Gravity and Absorption of Steel Slag and Crushed Concrete Coarse Aggregates: A Preliminary Study. in “Airfield and Highway Pavements: Efficient Pavements Supporting Transportation's Future,” Proceedings of the 2008 Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference, ISBN 13 # 9780784410059, ASCE 2008 Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference held in Bellevue, Washington, October 15-18, 2008, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 111-121, 2008.

24) Liu, Y. and You, Z. Speed up Discrete Element Simulation of Asphalt Mixtures with User-written C++ Codes. in “Airfield and Highway Pavements: Efficient Pavements Supporting Transportation's Future,” Proceedings of the 2008 Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference, ISBN 13 # 9780784410059, ASCE 2008 Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference held in Bellevue, Washington, October 15-18, 2008, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 65-73, 2008.

25) Khattak, M.J., You, Z., and Kyatham, V.,  On the Mechanical Modeling of Asphalt Matrix and Hot Mix Asphalt Mixtures. in “Airfield and Highway Pavements: Efficient Pavements Supporting Transportation's Future,” Proceedings of the 2008 Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference, ISBN 13 # 9780784410059, ASCE 2008 Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference held in Bellevue, Washington, October 15-18, 2008, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 253-266, 2008.

26) Adhikari, S., You, Z., Dai, Q., and Liu, Y., Investigation of the Air Void Effect on the Asphalt Mixture using 2D and 3D DEM, First International FLAC/DEM Symposium on Numerical Modeling, August 25-27, 2008, p.419-426, ISBN 978-0-9767577-1-9, Minneapolis, MN, USA

27) You, Z., Adhikari, S., and Dai, Q., Two- and Three-Dimensional Discrete Element Models for Asphalt Mixtures, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 182: Pavements and Materials: Characterization, Modeling and Simulation, pp. 118-127, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) , ISBN 978-0-7844-0986-2, 2008

28) You, Z., Adhikari, S., and Dai, Q., Air Void Effect on an Idealized Asphalt Mixture, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 182: Pavements and Materials: Characterization, Modeling and Simulation, pp. 55-62, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) , ISBN 978-0-7844-0986-2,  2008

29) Dai, Q. and You, Z,  A Three-Dimensional Micro-Frame Element Network Model for Damage Behavior of Asphalt Mixtures, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 182: Pavements and Materials: Characterization, Modeling and Simulation, pp. 24-33, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) , ISBN 978-0-7844-0986-2, 2008

30) Goh, S.W. and You, Z., The Mechanical Properties of Asphalt Mixture with Bottom Ash as Aggregates. GeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP 178), pp. 1008-1015, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008

31) Goh, S.W. and You, Z., Resilient Modulus and Dynamic Modulus of Warm Mix Asphalt. GeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP 178), pp. 1000-1007, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008

32) Xia, Y.X., You, Z., Han, Z.D., and Wang, B.G., Temperature Gradient of Composite Pavement Structures. GeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP 179), pp. 1036-1045, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008

33) Liu, Y. and You, Z., Simulation of Cyclic Loading Tests for Asphalt Mixtures Using User Defined Models within Discrete Element Method. GeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP 179), pp. 742-749, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008

34) Adhikari, S., You, Z., and M. E. Kutay, Prediction of Dynamic Modulus of Asphalt Concrete Using Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Discrete Element Modeling Approach. GeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP 179), pp. 1020-1027, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008

35) You, Z., Mills-Beale, J., Williams, R.C., and  Dai, Q., Investigation of a New Test Procedure for Measuring the Specific Gravities of Fine Aggregates in Michigan, Proceedings of 2008 Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (CD-ROM), National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., January 13-17, 2008.

36) Goh, S.W. and You, Z., Mechanical Properties of Warm Mix Asphalt Using Aspha-min®, Proceedings of 2008 Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (CD-ROM), National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., January 13-17, 2008.

37) Adhikari, S. and You, Z., Distinct Element Modeling of the Asphalt Mixtures: from Two-dimensional to Three-dimensional Models, Proceedings of 2008 Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (CD-ROM), National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., January 13-17, 2008.

38) You, Z., Adhikari, S., S.W. Goh, and Dai, Q., Dynamic Moduli for M-E Design for Asphalt Pavements. ASCE publication: Plan, Build, and Manage Transportation Infrastructure in China, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals (ICCTP), held in Shanghai, China in May 2007, pp. 841-850,  American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008

39) Dai, Q. and  You, Z,  Micromechanical Finite Element Models for Micro-Damage and Complex Constitutive Behavior of Asphalt Mixtures.  ASCE publication: Plan, Build, and Manage Transportation Infrastructure in China, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals (ICCTP), held in Shanghai, China in May 2007, pp. 867-876,  American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008

40) Goh, S., You, Z.,  Laboratory Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt, Proceedings, 14th National Conference on Pavement Engineering, Volume I, pp. 110-124, Douliou, Taiwan, Sept. 13-14, 2007.

41) Goh, S., You, Z., Van Dam, T. J., Laboratory Evaluation and Pavement Design for Warm Mix Asphalt, Proceedings of the 2007 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, August 16–17, 2007, p.1-11. Can be viewed at http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/pubs/midcon2007/YouLaboratory.pdf.

42) Dai, Q. and  You, Z,  Investigation of Linear and Damage-Coupled Viscoelastic Properties of Sustainable Asphalt Mixture Using a Micromechanical Finite Element Approach, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 176, “Analysis of Asphalt Pavement Materials and Systems: Engineering Methods,” Analysis of Asphalt Pavement Materials and Systems 2006, Part of Analysis of Asphalt Pavement Materials and Systems: Emerging Methods (GSP 176), Proceedings of Sessions of the 15th U. S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Linbing Wang, Eyad Masad, Editors, June 25–30, 2006, Boulder, Colorado, USA, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 22-32.

43) You, Z., Buttlar, W.G., and Q. Dai, Aggregate Effect on Asphalt Mixture Properties by Modeling Particle-to-Particle Interaction, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 176, “Analysis of Asphalt Pavement Materials and Systems: Engineering Methods,” Analysis of Asphalt Pavement Materials and Systems 2006, Part of Analysis of Asphalt Pavement Materials and Systems: Emerging Methods (GSP 176), Proceedings of Sessions of the 15th U. S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Linbing Wang, Eyad Masad, Editors, June 25–30, 2006, Boulder, Colorado, USA, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 14-21.

44) Dai, Q.,  You, Z, and M.H. Sadd, A Micromechanical ViscoelastoPlastic Model for Asphalt Mixture, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP 146): Asphalt Concrete: Part of Simulation, Modeling, and Experimental Characterization (GSP 146), Proceedings of the R. Lytton Symposium on Mechanics of Flexible Pavements, Eyad Masad, Vassilis P. Panoskaltsis, Linbing Wang, Editors, June 1–3, 2005 , Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 12-20, 2006.

45) You, Z., Dai, Q., and Gurung, B., Development and Implementation of a Finite Element Model for Asphalt Mixture to Predict Compressive Complex Moduli at Low and Intermediate Temperatures, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP 146): Asphalt Concrete: Part of Simulation, Modeling, and Experimental Characterization (GSP 146), Proceedings of the R. Lytton Symposium on Mechanics of Flexible Pavements, Eyad Masad, Vassilis P. Panoskaltsis, Linbing Wang, Editors, June 1–3, 2005 , Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 21-28, 2006.    

46) You, Z., Xia, Y.,  Hu, C., and Wang, B., Finite Element Analysis of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Structures with Culvert, in “Finite Element Modeling of Pavement Structures,” Edited by Samir N. Shoukry, Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on 3D Finite Element for Pavement Analysis, Design, and Research, Charleston, West Virginia, October 11 - 13, 2000.


SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Excellence in Engineering Education (ExCEEd) 2009 Fellow, 2009 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY from July 22-27, 2009. Named by American Society of Civil Engineers.

State of Michigan - Research Excellence Fund, “Experimental Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Asphalt,” 2007-2008

Mini Grant for Instructional Improvement and Innovation, Michigan Tech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development, 2007 and 2008

State of Michigan - Research Excellence Fund (REF) - mentoring grant, 2006-2007

Dwight David Eisenhower Faculty Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, USDOT, 2005-2006 

Young Investigators’ Award, U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, 2005

Dwight David Eisenhower Faculty Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, USDOT, 2004 

Professor Training, Scholarship, the National Center of Asphalt Technology (NCAT) and the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Research & Education Foundation, June 2004

Texas Asphalt Pavement Association Professor Scholarship, June 2004

Who's Who in Engineering Academia

Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Transportation Fellowships, Federal Highway Administration, USDOT, 2001-2003

Golden Medal - Science and Technology Award of Shaanxi Province, China, shared, 2003

Science and Technology Award, China Highway Association, shared, 2002

Science and Technology Improvement Award, Beijing Science and Technology Department, shared, 2000

University Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999-2000

Best Paper Award, Highway & Transportation Association in Inner Mongolia and the Journal Board, China, shared, 1999 

 

lINKS

Research Paper Links from Andrew F. Braham, or here for update

Other Links for Civil Engineers

Links of Viewers (Tools)

Conferences

Materials in Sustainable  Transportation Infrastructure, Michigan Tech University-University Transportation Center

Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

 

 

FUNDED PROJECTS

 

Federal Highway Administration through Michigan Department of Transportation: Alternative Materials for Sustainable Transportation

Principal Investigator: Zhanping You, QingliDai

The objectives of the research are: 1) Develop short- and long-term sustainable asphalt paving solutions, 2) Develop procedures for applying the alternative pavement solutions in the field, 3) Document the performance of alternative materials in the field, and 4) Identify the environmental impact of the new materials. From the preliminary literature research and review that has been conducted, the PIs are confident that both bio oil and waste tire oils can be used as either a modifier or a complete substitute for asphalt binder itself. In using it as a modifier, it is capable of performing satisfactorily as an anti-aging agent, high temperature PG grade extender and an anti stripping agent. Furthermore, the bio oil and waste tire oil can be used to entirely replace asphalt binders due to the anticipated laboratory performance as an adhesive, viscoelastic, workable and easily compactable material when used in combination with aggregates and additives in asphalt mixtures.

 

 

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)-CMMI - 0900015  Collaborative Research: Understanding Mechanism of Internal Frost-Induced Damage of Concrete from Microstructure Aspects;  Principal Investigators: Qingli Dai, and Zhanping You. Collaborated with Dr. Xiong Yu,  Department of Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University.

This project integrates research and education to advance the state of knowledge of the mechanism of frost-induced damage in  Portland cement concrete under freeze-thaw cycles. The primary objective of this research project is to combine expertise in microstructure-based computational modeling and innovative sensor technologies to study the fundamental mechanisms of frost damage in concrete. Research will include the experimental characterization of concrete microstructure across different length scales, the development of an innovative Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) sensor to accurately determine the freeze-thaw status, and the formulation and validation of a frost-induced damage model.  This research is expected to result in a model that can clearly and concisely describe the damage that frost can inflict in concrete.  This model will provide a valuable tool to assess the potential success of various frost damage prevention strategies and products.

 

 

 

 

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)- CMMI – 0900582 Microfluidic Fabrication of Autonomic Healing Microfiber; Principal Investigators: Desheng Meng, Qingli Dai, and Zhanping You

The primary objective of this research is to explore microfluidic encapsulation methods to fabricate self-healing microfibers with unprecedented morphology control and material flexibility. Currently, spherical microcapsules, prepared by emulsification processes, account for the limited availability of healing agent and lack of multi-cycle healing capability. Self-healing microfibers are proposed to provide better healing performance with lower concentration and multiple healing capabilities. Microfluidic encapsulation will be investigated to generate elongated compound droplets as self-healing microfibers and gain better understanding on the control of the fabrication process. The proposed micro-encapsulator is expected to become a fabrication platform to systematically investigate the impact of microcapsule size and morphology on the bulk property of self-healing composite, which hasn’t been adequately supported by the existing fabrication methods. The micromechanical modeling and testing methods are expected to further our understanding on this fundamental issue and provide a guideline for the design of future self-healing systems.

 

 

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) -CMMI 0936726 EAGER: Using Nonmetals Separated from E-Waste and Waste Plastic Bags in Improving the Mechanical Properties of Asphalt Materials. Principal Investigator: Zhanping You

The objective of this EAGER project is to investigate the possibility of improving the mechanical properties of asphalt materials with the use of nonmetals separated from E-waste (e.g., computers, monitors, keyboard, cameras, TVs, etc.) and waste plastic bags (e.g., grocery bags). E-waste and waste plastic bags are recycled materials that have potential to be used in asphalt materials. The research work will include shredding of the non-metallic separations and waste plastic bags into powders and particles, mixing the powder-like polymers and particles to modify selected asphalt materials in the laboratory, and evaluation of the mechanical properties of the modified asphalt.

 

 

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) -OISE 0929619 U.S.-Malaysia Planning Visit: Collaborative Research on the Micromechanics of Cubic Stone Materials for Pavements. Principal Investigator: Zhanping You

This award supports the participation of an American researcher, graduate student and undergraduate students in the planning visit which will take place in Malaysia. The visit will enable Professor Zhanping You in the Civil Engineering Department at Michigan Technology University to meet with Professor Meor Othman Hamzah in the School of Civil Engineering at the University Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang. This collaboration will advance discovery and understanding of cubic-stone materials micromechanics, while promoting teaching, training, and learning through the specific activities planned for the students.

 

 

Federal Highway Administration through Michigan Department of Transportation: Laboratory Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt. Principal Investigator: Zhanping You

This project is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration Passes through Michigan Department of Transportation. This project will aim the evaluation of WMA in Michigan weather conditions. The objectives are (1) evaluate the engineering properties of WMA binders and mixes and the field performance of pavements constructed with WMA technologies and (2) determine relative measures of performance between WMA and conventional HMA pavements in Michigan.

 

 

Federal Highway Administration through Michigan Department of Transportation: Development of New Test Procedures for Measuring Fine and Coarse Aggregate Specific Gravities. Principal Investigator: Zhanping You

This research project will use SSDetect technology to evaluate the specific gravity for various gradations of fine aggregates in Michigan. The project will also determine if vacuum saturation coarse aggregate in lieu of a 24-hour soak period for AASHTO T85 can provide similar specific gravity values. The project will provide fast and reliable testing methods for fine and coarse aggregates. This project is sponsored by Michigan Department of Transportation (Federal Highway Administration pass through).

 

 

Federal Highway Administration through Michigan Department of Transportation: Development of Specifications for the Superpave Simple Performance Tests. Principal Investigator: Zhanping You

This project will develop the simple performance standard for asphalt mixture in terms of dynamic modulus and phase angles under dynamic loading. This research project will conduct a laboratory testing to evaluate the five parameters for typical Michigan HMA mixtures. Correlate the results of the laboratory study to field performance as they relate to flexible pavement performance. This project is sponsored by Michigan Department of Transportation (Federal Highway Administration pass through).

 

 

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) –CMMI #0701264: A Microstructure-Based Modeling Approach to Characterize Asphalt Materials. Principal Investigator: Zhanping You

This project will develop a microstructure-based discrete element modeling approach to simulate asphalt mixture materials. The discrete element method is used in this study to model the microstructure of the aggregate-aggregate contact/interlock.  It is anticipated that the implementation of the models can be used to evaluate asphalt mixture material response and performance to improve pavement materials and structural design. This project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator: Zhanping You

Supplemental projects: NSF CMMI #0910538, research opportunities for undergraduate students.

Supplemental projects: NSF CMMI #0828934, research opportunities for undergraduate students.

 

 

State of Michigan  - Research Excellence Fund (REF-RS): Experimental Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Asphalt Binder. Principal Investigator: Zhanping You

This State of Michigan  - Research Excellence Fund will conduct experimental investigation of the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube-reinforced asphalt binder. It is anticipated that the nanotube-reinforced asphalt binder will have superior performance and will justify the cost of the materials.

 

 

Michigan Department of Transportation: Transportation Materials Research Center of Excellence (FY2008-2010). Principal Investigator: Zhanping You

The mission of the TMRC is to provide expertise and facilities to support MDOT’s materials research and investigations by maintaining highly qualified technical staff and certified laboratories.  The specific areas of focus include the behavior and performance of portland cement-based materials, asphalt-based materials, unbound granular materials, and soils. The center activities presented herein describe a three year plan for the continuation of the TMRC.  The main center activities will continue to be applied research, education, and outreach, all in direct support of MDOT’s mission. This project is sponsored by Michigan Department of Transportation.

 

SERVICES

University Senate, Committee on Academic Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment, Michigan Tech,  Jan 2010- Dec. 2012

Grant reviewer for NSF, EPA, FAA, and NCHRP

 

STUDENTS –Research Team

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Photo taken by Beth Hoy on June 6, 2008 in a research group meeting

 

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Photo taken by Zhanping You on September 13, 2006 in a Warm Mix Asphalt plant

 

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Photo taken by Zhanping You on July 16, 2009 in US 41 reconstruction site at MTU Campus

 

 

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Photo taken on August 3, 2010 at MTU Campus

 

 

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Photo taken in 2011 at MTU Campus

 

 


Last update: 2009