Advancement of Material Handling Technologies for In-Place Asphalt Pavement Recycling

by Sotiris A. Pagdadis, Polytechnic Univ, Brooklyn, United States,
Ilan Ishai, Polytechnic Univ, Brooklyn, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Robotics for Challenging Environments


New technologies for asphalt pavement resurfacing are improving dramatically with the advancements being made to related equipment technologies. This paper focuses on the recent developments of a novel procedure for the material handling of the `hot in-place' asphalt recycling process. It addresses the needs of asphalt pavement resurfacing and describes the approach taken to automate and improve the process, which incorporates the development of a nondestructive field sensing process for identifying pavement and material characteristics, a blackboard procedure for field decision-making, based on real-time decision-response to field conditions and information, and a computerized control process which allows the integration of these new technologies with present equipment technology.

Subject Headings: Asphalt pavements | Materials processing | Recycling | Pavement condition | Control systems | Construction materials | Automatic identification systems

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