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Technical papers - Presentations - Thesis

Abatech's team of professional and chartered engineers have been involved in developing standard specifications, technical papers and other publications.  Various documents have been included on this web - either as a PDF file or link were papers are copyright by an external publisher.  In some cases the presentations have been provided.

Technical papers:
2011
Rowe, G.M., Blankenship, P., Zuberer, D. and Sharrock, M.J., "Verification of the performance of thermoplastic plant mix additive used to produce bridge deck waterproofing materials," Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Rowe, G.M. and Sharrock, M.J., "Alternate Shift Factor Relationship For Describing The Temperature Dependency Of The Visco-Elastic Behavior Of Asphalt Materials," Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

2010

Rowe, G.M., Blankenship, P. and Zuberer, D., "Evaluation of Rheology and Engineering Properties of a Bridge Deck Thermo-Plastic Waterproofing Material,"
2010 FHWA Bridge Engineering Conference,  April 8 and 9, 2010 Hyatt Regency, Grand Cypress Hotel, Orlando, Florida, April 8-9, 2010.

2009
Rowe, G.M., Hakimzadeh, S., Blankenship, P. and Mahboub, K.C., "Evaluation of Aspects of E* Test Using HMA Specimens with Varying Void Contents," Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January, 2009.  Also published in Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 2127.

Rowe, G.M, Sharrock, M.J., D'Angelo, J.A. and Huber, G., "Evaluation of HMA E* Variation in Pavement Structures with Materials Produced for the Binzhou Expressway, Shandong," Road Materials and Pavement Design, ICAM, pages 189 to 210.

2007
Rowe, G.M. and Baumgardner, G.L., Evaluation of the Rheological Properties and Master Curve Development for Bituminous Binders Used in Roofing," Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 4, No. 9 Paper ID JAI101016, Available online at www.astm.org 

Baumgardner, G.L. and Rowe, G.M., "Specifications for Roofing and Industrial Asphalts Using Dynamic Shear Rheometry," Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 4, No. 8 Paper ID JAI101044, Available online at www.astm.org 

2004

Rayner, C. and Rowe, G.M, "Properties of Mastics Using Different Fillers with Both Unmodified and EVA-Modified Binders," Proceedings, Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congress, Vienna, April 2004.

2002
Pavement Evaluation 2002 - A Joint Meeting of the FWD and Road Profilers Users Groups, Roanoke, Virginia, October 21 to 25 Detection Of Segregation In Asphalt Pavement Materials Using The ARAN Profile System, G.M. Rowe, J.N. Meegoda, A.A. Jumikis, M.J. Sharrock, N. Bandara and H. Hettiarachchi.

1997
Rowe, G.M. and Brown, S.F., "Validation of the Fatigue Performance of Asphalt Mixtures with Small Scale Wheel Tracking Experiments," Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Volume 66, Pages 31-64.

Rowe, G.M. and Brown, S.F., "Fatigue Life Prediction using Visco-Elastic Analysis," International Society of Asphalt Pavements.

1995
Rowe, G.M., Brown, S.F., Sharrock, M.J. and Bouldin, M.G., "Visco-Elastic Analysis of Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement Structures," Paper presented at TRB and Transportation Research Record 1482, l995.

1994

Bouldin, M.G.,  Rowe, G.M., Sousa, J.B. and Sharrock, M.J., "Mix Rheology - A Tool For Predicting The High Temperature Performance of Hot Mix Asphalt," Journal of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Volume 63, Pages 182-210.

1993
Rowe, G.M., "Performance of Asphalt Mixtures in the Trapezoidal Fatigue Test," Volume 62, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Volume 62, pages 344-384.

1988
Heather, W., Laitinen, J.T. and Rowe, G.M., "The Asphapol process and Polyphalt materials," Asphalt 88, Highways, January, 1988.

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Presentations:
2015
Rowe, G.M., "Relaxation and Linear Visco-Elastic Binder Properties and Asphalt Pavement Cracking," Presentation, 52nd Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY July 13 to 15, 2015.

Rowe, G.M., "Extended Testing Conditions for the Evaluation of Water Sensitivity of HMA Mixes," Presentation, 52nd Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY July 13 to 15, 2015.

2014
Rowe, G.M., "Implementation of High RAP HMA Mixtures," Presentation, New Jersey Society of Asphalt Technologists, NJ October 15, 2014.

Rowe, G.M., "Assessment of Parameters for Asphalt Cracking Using Linear Visco-Elastic Properties," Presentation, Pavement Performance Prediction Symposium, Laramie, WY July 17, 2014.

Rowe, G.M., "Interrelationships in Rheological Parameters," Presentation, 51st Petersen Asphalt Conference, Laramie, WY July 14-16, 2014.

Rowe, G.M., Barry, J. and Crawford, K., "RAP Recycling in Indiana - Analysis of a HyRap Project, Ft. Wayne, IN," Presentation, 51st Petersen Asphalt Conference, Laramie, WY July 14-16, 2014.

Rowe, G.M., Barry, J. and Crawford, K., "100% RAP Recycling in Indiana - Analysis of a HyRap Project, Ft. Wayne, IN," Presentation to TRB Committee AFH60, 93rd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Monday, January 13th, 2014.

2013
Rowe, G.M., King, G.N. and Anderson, M., "The Influence of Binder Rheology on the Cracking of Asphalt Mixes on Airport and Highway Projects," Presentation, The 4th International Conference on Asphalt Materials, Guangzhou City, China, November 6-8, 2013.

2012
Rowe, G.M., "Rheology considerations for recycled and recovered binder," Presentation at the Pavement Performance Prediction Symposium - Binder Issues Affecting the Durability of RAP and WMA Pavements, Sponsored by Federal Highways Administration, Western Research Institute, Laramie, Wyoming July 12, 2012.

2011
Rowe, G.M., Baumgardner, G. and Sharrock, M.J., "Application of Rheological Models to Modified Binders," 48th Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, Wyoming, July 11-13.

Rowe, G.M., Blankenship, P., Zuberer, D. and Sharrock, M.J., "Verification of the performance of thermoplastic plant mix additive used to produce bridge deck waterproofing materials," Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Rowe, G.M. and Sharrock, M.J., "Alternate Shift Factor Relationship For Describing The Temperature Dependency Of The Visco-Elastic Behavior Of Asphalt Materials," Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (POSTER - high resolution version available on request)

2010

Rowe, G.M., Blankenship, P. and Zuberer, D., "Evaluation of Rheology and Engineering Properties of a Bridge Deck Thermo-Plastic Waterproofing Material,"
2010 FHWA Bridge Engineering Conference,  April 8 and 9, 2010 Hyatt Regency, Grand Cypress Hotel, Orlando, Florida, April 8-9, 2010.

2009

Rowe, G.M., Baumgardner, G., Reinke, G., D'Angelo, J. and Anderson, D., "Warm mix study with the use of wax modified asphalt binders," Binder ETG Meeting, Irvine, CA, Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rowe, G.M., Hakimzadeh, S., Blankenship, P. and Mahboub, K.C., "University of KY Evaluation of Aspects of E* Test Using HMA Specimens with Varying Void Contents," Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January, 2009.

2008
Dr. Geoffrey M. Rowe "Master curve properties interrelationships with mix and binder data," RAP ETG Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October 28-29, 2008.

45th Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, Wyoming, July 14-16
A Generalized Logistic Function to describe the Master Curve Stiffness Properties of Binder Mastics and Mixtures, Geoffrey M. Rowe, Abatech Inc., Gaylon Baumgardner, Paragon Technical Services, Mark J. Sharrock, Abatech International Ltd.

Phase Angle Determination and Interrelationships within Bituminous Materials, Geoffrey M. Rowe, Abatech Inc.

Historical and Current Rheological Binder Characterization vs. Binder Performance, Dr. David A. Anderson, Consultant, Dr. Geoffrey M. Rowe, ABATECH INC., Dr. Donald Christensen, Advanced Asphalt Technologies, LLC.

2003
Rowe, G.M. and Sharrock, M.J., "The Direct Tension Test and the Behavior of Asphalt Binders at Low and Intermediate Temperatures," The 4th International symposium on Binder Rheology and Pavement Performance, Scottsdale, Arizona September 22-23, 2003.

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Thesis:
1996
Rowe, G.M. "Application of the Dissipated Energy Concept to Fatigue Cracking in Asphalt Pavements," Thesis submitted to the University of Nottingham (Department of Civil Engineering) for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, January 1996.

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