Ecologically based hybrid life cycle analysis of continuously reinforced concrete and hot-mix asphalt pavements
Abbreviated Journal Title
Transport. Res. Part D-Transport. Environ.
Environmental life cycle assessment; Asphalt pavements; Concrete; pavements; Monte Carlo simulation; CONSUMPTION; INDUSTRIAL; Environmental Studies; Transportation; Transportation Science &; Technology
An ecologically-based hybrid life cycle assessment model is used to evaluate the resource consumption and atmospheric emissions of continuously reinforced concrete and a hot-mix asphalt pavements. The cumulative mass and ecological resource consumption values are lower for continuously reinforced concrete, but the median values of cumulative energy and industrial energy consumption were lower for hot-mix asphalt. In addition, the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement results in a higher sensitivity for the ecological resource consumption of hot-mix asphalt compared to that of fly ash when use on the natural capital utilization of continuously reinforced concrete pavement. The cumulative and industrial exergy consumption values are significantly reduced with increases in reclaimed asphalt pavement and fly ash, and the use of low fuel transportation modes. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Transportation Research Part D-Transport and Environment
"Ecologically based hybrid life cycle analysis of continuously reinforced concrete and hot-mix asphalt pavements" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2889.