Thermally Conductive Pre-cast Concrete Pavement for Urban Heat Island mitigation

The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect refers to higher temperatures in urban areas compared to the surrounding countryside due to human development. Increased thermal energy storage in paving materials contributes to the UHI effect, leading to elevated surface temperatures. Precast concrete pavement with improved mix designs is recognized globally as an emerging technology for mitigating climate change and addressing UHI. The study investigates the use of precast concrete pavement to create cooler rigid pavement using various cooling mechanisms. These mechanisms involve modifying the thermal properties of pavement materials and reducing heat energy absorption or emission by pavements, while prioritizing environmental sustainability.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory
      Urbana, IL  United States  61801-2352

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Texas at San Antonio

      One UTSA Circle
      San Antonio, TX  United States  78249
    • Principal Investigators:

      Dessouky, Samer

    • Start Date: 20230901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01893423
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Infrastructure Precast Innovation Center
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Sep 18 2023 10:02PM