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  • Eshan Dave obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Civil Engineering in 2003 and 2009 respectively. At present, he is Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to this he was assistant and associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth from 2010 to 2015. Eshan’s research interests include performance evaluation of pavements and paving materials, development and implementation of performance based specifications, resilient design of transportation infrastructure, climate variability impacts on infrastructure longevity, life cycle assessment, and cold regions pavement operability and performance. He is actively involved in Transportation Research Board, he is member of the AFK50: Structural Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures and AHD20: Pavement Maintenance committees. He is Committee Research Coordinator for AHD20 and Chair of the Subcommittee on Advanced Models to Understand Behavior and Performance of Asphalt Mixtures (AFK50(1)). Eshan is also member of ASTM International, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) and American Society of Civil Engineers. He is member of the board of directors for International Society of Asphalt Pavements and chair of the Technical Committee on Pavement Field Evaluation (2014-present). At present Eshan’s research is funded through the Department of Defense, Minnesota Department of Transportation, New England Transportation Consortium and New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

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  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2020 Comparative Evaluation of Moisture Susceptibility Test Methods for Routine Usage in Asphalt Mixture DesignJournal of Testing and Evaluation.  48:20180908-20180908. 2020
    2020 Statistical Evaluation of the Effects of Mix Design Properties on Performance Indices of Asphalt MixturesJournal of Testing and Evaluation.  48:20180903-20180903. 2020
    2019 Life Cycle Costs Analysis of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Under Future ClimateSustainability.  11:5414-5414. 2019
    2019 Increasing Precision and Confidence Level in Fracture Energy Measurement by Optimizing the Number of Test Replicates for Disk-Shaped Compact Tension Fracture Test (ASTM D7313)Journal of Testing and Evaluation.  47:3309-3321. 2019
    2019 Suitable Tests and Machine Learning Approach to Predict Moisture Susceptibility of Hot-Mix AsphaltJOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING PART B-PAVEMENTS.  145:04019030-04019030. 2019
    2019 A Framework for Introducing Climate-Change Adaptation in Pavement ManagementSustainability.  11:4382-4382. 2019
    2019 Recommendation of RILEM TC237-SIB on fragmentation test for recycled asphaltMaterials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions.  52:82. 2019
    2019 Regionalizing the Quality Assurance Processes in New England Area for Pre-Stressed and Precast Concrete Elements used in Highway ConstructionTransportation Research Record.  2673:544-553. 2019
    2019 13th Conference of the International Society for Asphalt Pavements (ISAP)Road Materials and Pavement Design.  20:S557-S557. 2019
    2019 Evaluation of laboratory ageing procedures on cracking performance of asphalt mixturesRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  20:S647-S662. 2019
    2019 Exploring master curve parameters to distinguish between mixture variablesRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  20:S812-S826. 2019
    2019 Comparison of asphalt mixture specimen fabrication methods and binder tests for cracking evaluation of field mixturesRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  20:1059-1075. 2019
    2019 Asphalt mix fracture energy based reflective cracking performance criteria for overlay mix selection and design for pavements in cold climatesConstruction and Building Materials.  211:1025-1033. 2019
    2019 Realistic Traffic Condition Informed Life Cycle Assessment: Interstate 495 Maintenance and Rehabilitation Case StudySustainability.  11:3245-3245. 2019
    2019 Evaluation of Laboratory Performance and Structural Contribution of Cold Recycled Versus Hot Mixed Intermediate and Base Course Asphalt Layers in New HampshireTransportation Research Record.  2673:467-476. 2019
    2019 Impact of Aging on the Viscoelastic Properties and Cracking Behavior of Asphalt MixturesTransportation Research Record.  2673:406-415. 2019
    2019 Seasonal and Long-Term Changes to Pavement Life Caused by Rising Temperatures from Climate ChangeTransportation Research Record.  2673:267-278. 2019
    2019 Development of a rate-dependent cumulative work and instantaneous power-based asphalt cracking performance indexRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  20:S315-S331. 2019
    2018 Effect of Mix Design Variables on Thermal Cracking Performance Parameters of Asphalt MixturesTransportation Research Record.  2672:471-480. 2018
    2018 Evaluation of Viscoelastic and Fracture Properties of Asphalt Mixtures with Long-Term Laboratory ConditioningTransportation Research Record.  2672:503-513. 2018
    2018 Fatigue and Thermal Cracking Analysis of Asphalt Mixtures Using Continuum-Damage and Cohesive-Zone ModelsJOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING PART B-PAVEMENTS.  144:04018040-04018040. 2018
    2018 Recommendation of RILEM TC237-SIB: protocol for characterization of recycled asphalt (RA) materials for pavement applicationsMaterials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions.  51:142. 2018
    2018 Recommendation of RILEM TC237-SIB on cohesion test of recycled asphaltMaterials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions.  51:117. 2018
    2018 Nominal property based predictive models for asphalt mixture complex modulus (dynamic modulus and phase angle)Construction and Building Materials.  158:308-319. 2018
    2018 Cohesive zone fracture modelling of asphalt pavements with applications to design of high-performance asphalt overlaysInternational Journal of Pavement Engineering.  19:319-337. 2018
    2018 Mechanisms of cracking: characterisation and modellingRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  19:495-495. 2018
    2017 Performance of High Friction Bridge Deck Overlays in Crash ReductionJournal of Performance of Constructed Facilities.  31:04016094-04016094. 2017
    2017 Comprehensive evaluation of low-temperature fracture indices for asphalt mixturesRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  18:467-490. 2017
    2017 Prediction of phase angles from dynamic modulus data and implications for cracking performance evaluationRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  18:491-513. 2017
    2016 Characterization of embrittlement temperature of asphalt materials through implementation of acoustic emission techniqueConstruction and Building Materials.  111:147-152. 2016
    2016 Effects of Mix Design and Fracture Energy on Transverse Cracking Performance of Asphalt Pavements in MinnesotaTransportation Research Record.  2576:40-50. 2016
    2015 Flexible pavement thermal cracking performance sensitivity to fracture energy variation of asphalt mixturesRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  16:423-441. 2015
    2015 Laboratory Evaluation of Partial Depth Patching Materials for Use in Winter ClimatesTransportation Research Record.  2481:56-64. 2015
    2014 Calculation of particle heating times of reclaimed asphalt pavement materialRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  15:721-732. 2014
    2014 Synthesis of standards and procedures for specimen preparation and in-field evaluation of cold-recycled asphalt mixturesRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  15:272-299. 2014
    2014 Development of Department Writing Guide for Civil Engineering2014 ASEE North Midwest Section Conference: Engineering Something More2014
    2014 NETC 13-2: HMA Mixtures Containing Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS): Low Temperature and Fatigue Performance of Plant-Produced Mixtures 2014
    2013 Cracking resistance of thin-bonded overlays using fracture test, numerical simulations and early field performanceInternational Journal of Pavement Engineering.  14:540-552. 2013
    2013 IlliTC-Low Temperature Cracking Model for Asphalt PavementsAsphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions.  82:91-126. 2013
    2013 Moisture Damage Evaluation of Asphalt Mixes That Contain Mining ByproductsTransportation Research Record.  2371:113-120. 2013
    2013 Moisture Damage Evaluation of Asphalt Mixes That Contain Mining Byproducts: Results from Traditional and Fracture Energy TestsTransportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.  113-120. 2013
    2012 Compact tension test for fracture characterization of thin bonded asphalt overlay systems at low temperatureMaterials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions.  45:1207-1220. 2012
    2012 Viscoelastic functionally graded finite element method with recursive time integration and applications to flexible pavementsInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics Mechanics of Cohesive-Frictional Materials.  36:1194-1219. 2012
    2012 Classification of reclaimed asphalt (RA) material 2012
    2011 Development of a Flattened Indirect Tension Test for Asphalt ConcreteJournal of Testing and Evaluation.  39:103084-103084. 2011
    2011 Effects of Recycled Asphalt Pavement Amounts on Low-Temperature Cracking Performance of Asphalt Mixtures Using Acoustic EmissionsTransportation Research Record.  2208:64-71. 2011
    2011 Low Temperature Fracture Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures Using Mechanical Testing and Acoustic Emissions TechniquesAsphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions.  80:193-225. 2011
    2011 Multiscale and Micromechanical Modeling of Asphalt MixesJournal of Materials in Civil Engineering.  23. 2011
    2011 Synthesis of performance testing of asphalt concrete 2011
    2011 Viscoelastic Functionally Graded Finite-Element Method Using Correspondence PrincipleJournal of Materials in Civil Engineering.  23:39-48. 2011
    2010 Fracture Properties of Gap & Dense Graded Thin Bonded OverlaysAsphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions.  79:443-471. 2010
    2010 Fracture characterization of asphalt mixtures with reclaimed asphalt pavementInternational Journal of Pavement Research and Technology.  3:72-78. 2010
    2010 Fracture characterization of gap-graded asphalt mixtures and thin bonded wearing coursesInternational Journal of Pavement Research and Technology.  3:128-134. 2010
    2010 Investigation of Strain Tolerant Mixture Reflective Crack Relief Systems: an Integrated ApproachAsphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions.  79:119-+. 2010
    2010 Low Temperature Cracking Prediction with Consideration of Temperature Dependent Bulk and Fracture PropertiesRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  11:33-59. 2010
    2010 RECENT ADVANCES IN NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF PAVEMENTSRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  11:225-225. 2010
    2010 Thermal reflective cracking of asphalt concrete overlaysInternational Journal of Pavement Engineering.  11:477-488. 2010
    2009 Asphalt pavement aging and temperature dependent properties using functionally graded viscoelastic model 2009
    2008 Effect of Cooling Rate on Thermal Cracking of Asphalt Concrete PavementsAsphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions.  77:709-738. 2008
    2007 Investigation of low temperature cracking in asphalt pavements national pooled fund study 776 2007
    2007 Reflective and thermal cracking modeling of asphalt concrete overlaysADVANCED CHARACTERISATION OF PAVEMENT SOIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS, VOLS 1 AND 2.  1241-1252. 2007
    2005 A micromechanics-based approach for determining presence and amount of recycled asphalt pavement material in asphalt concreteAsphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions.  74:829-883. 2005
    2003 Determination of Presence and Amount of Recycled Asphalt Pavement in Asphalt MixturesUrbana: Graduate College of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2003
    A Micromechanics-Based Approach for Determining Presence and Amount of Recycled Asphalt Pavement Material in Asphalt ConcreteUrbana.  51:61801-61801.
    Accuracy Assessment of Satellite-Based Freeze-Thaw Retrievals on Low-Volume Roads in the United StatesTransportation Research Record.  036119811985409-036119811985409.
    Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, Two Volume Set
    Index of Authors–Volume 11/2010

    Book

    Year Title
    2018 Cracking in Asphalt Materials.  Ed. Dave, Eshan.  2018

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 Cold Recycling of Reclaimed Asphalt PavementsRILEM State-of-the-Art Reports. 239-296. 2018
    2018 Cracking in Asphalt MaterialsRILEM State-of-the-Art Reports. 33-102. 2018
    2017 Evolution of asphalt modulus from falling weight deflectometer tests and challenges associated with its interpretation and applications: A case study using LTPP data.  735-742. 2017
    2017 Sustainable pavement rehabilitation strategy using consequential life cycle assessment.  2193-2200. 2017

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2019 Applications of Mechanistic-Empirical Design MethodAirfield and Highway Pavements 2019. 11-20. 2019
    2019 Effects of Rejuvenator on Reclaimed Asphalt Binder: An Exploratory Study of the RILEM TC 264-RAP Task Group 3RILEM Bookseries. 195-200. 2019
    2019 Evaluation of Viscoelastic Properties and Cracking Behaviour of Asphalt Mixtures with Laboratory AgingRILEM Bookseries. 33-38. 2019
    2018 A New Hampshire Interstate-95 Case StudyProceedings of the International Seminar on Resilient Roads and Climate Change Adaptation. 2018
    2018 Comparative Evaluation of Laboratory Moisture Susceptibility Tests for Asphalt MixturesProceedings of the 2018 International Society of Asphalt Pavements (ISAP 2018) Conference. 2018
    2018 Comparative Evaluation of New Hampshire Mixtures on Basis of Laboratory Performance TestsProceedings of the 2018 International Society of Asphalt Pavements (ISAP 2018) Conference. 2018
    2018 Exploring Master Curve Parameters to Distinguish between Mix VariablesProceedings of the 2018 International Society of Asphalt Pavements (ISAP 2018) Conference. 2018
    2018 Impact of Aging on Cracking Behavior of Asphalt MixturesProceedings of the 2018 International Society of Asphalt Pavements (ISAP 2018) Conference. 2018
    2017 Exploration of Temperature and Loading Rate Interdependency for Fracture Properties of Asphalt Mixtures.  521-530. 2017
    2017 E* prediction algorithm for pavement quality control assessment.  799-805. 2017
    2017 Sustainable pavement rehabilitation strategy using consequential life cycle assessmentBearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields. 2193-2200. 2017
    2017 MOVEMENT AND EROSION OF ALBERTA BITUMEN ALONG THE BOTTTOM AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE, WATER VELOCITY AND SALINITYInternational Oil Spill Conference Proceedings. 2306-2326. 2017
    2017 Life cycle assessment of pavements under a changing climatePavement Life-Cycle Assessment. 241-250. 2017
    2016 Cracking Performance of Lower Asphalt Binder Coarse Hot Mix Asphalt MixesRILEM Bookseries. 261-267. 2016
    2016 Implementation of Laboratory Testing to Predict Low Temperature Cracking Performance of Asphalt PavementsRILEM Bookseries. 993-1003. 2016
    2016 Performance Evaluation of Coarse-Graded Field Mixtures Using Dynamic Modulus Results Gained from Testing in the Indirect Tension ModeInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2016: Projects and Practices for Prosperity. 1111-1121. 2016
    2016 Tests Campaign Analysis to Evaluate the Capability of Fragmentation Test to Characterize Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) MaterialRILEM Bookseries. 965-976. 2016
    2014 Effect of asphalt binder content and grade on transverse field cracking performance of Minnesota's RoadwaysASPHALT PAVEMENTS, VOLS 1 AND 2. 1209-1217. 2014
    2014 MS Projects from Partnership with City GovernmentASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2014
    2013 Development of a Civil Engineering Capstone Design Course for a New ProgramASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2013
    2013 IlliTC-Low Temperature Cracking Model for Asphalt PavementsAsphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions. 91-126. 2013
    2012 Classification of recycled asphalt (RA) material2nd International Symposium on Asphalt Pavement and Environment. 14p-ill. 2012
    2012 Classification of recycled asphalt’RA’material2nd International Symposium on Asphalt Pavement and Environment. 2012
    2012 Laboratory and Computational Evaluation of Compact Tension Fracture Test and Texas Overlay Tester for Asphalt Concrete7th RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements. 409-418. 2012
    2012 Synthesis of specimen preparation and curing processes for cold recycled asphalt mixes2nd International Symposium on Asphalt Pavement and Environment. 20p-tabl. 2012
    2011 Thermal Cracking Prediction Model and Software for Asphalt PavementsTransportation and Development Institute Congress 2011. 667-676. 2011
    2010 Asphalt Pavement Aging and Temperature Dependent Properties through a Functionally Graded Viscoelastic Model, Part-I: Development, Implementation and VerificationJournal of Metastable and Nanocrystalline Materials. 47-52. 2010
    2010 Asphalt Pavement Aging and Temperature Dependent Properties through a Functionally Graded Viscoelastic Model, Part-II: ApplicationsJournal of Metastable and Nanocrystalline Materials. 53-58. 2010
    2010 Thermal Cracking Simulations of Aged Asphalt Pavements using Viscoelastic Functionally Graded Finite ElementsProc., 11th International Conference on Asphalt Pavements, International Society of Asphalt Pavement. 2010
    2009 Asphalt Pavement Aging and Temperature Dependent Properties Through a Functionally Graded Viscoelastic Model, Part-I: Development, Implementation and VerificationMaterials Science Forum. 47-47. 2009
    2009 Asphalt Pavement Aging and Temperature Dependent Properties Through a Functionally Graded Viscoelastic Model, Part-II: ApplicationsMaterials Science Forum. 53-53. 2009
    2008 Analysis of creep properties using a flattened indirect tension test for asphalt concreteProc. Eighth Int. Conf. Creep, Shrinkage and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures. 787-792. 2008
    2008 Forensic methods for detection of recycled asphalt materialsPROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH EURASPHALT AND EUROBITUME CONGRESS HELD MAY 2008, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. 2008
    2008 Front Matter for Volume 973AIP Conference Proceedings. frontmatter-frontmatter. 2008
    2008 Graded viscoelastic approach for modeling asphalt concrete pavementsAIP Conference Proceedings. 736-+. 2008
    2008 Integrated testing and modeling approach to develop accelerated testing sections for asphalt overlay-interlayer systems over PCCPROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH EURASPHALT AND EUROBITUME CONGRESS HELD MAY 2008, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. 2008
    2008 Integration of laboratory testing, field performance data and numerical simulations for the study of low-temperature crackingPAVEMENT CRACKING: MECHANISMS, MODELING, DETECTION, TESTING AND CASE HISTORIES. 369-378. 2008
    2008 Multiscale and Functionally Graded Materials 2006:(m&fgm 2006)Multiscale and Functionally Graded Materials 2006. 2008
    2008 Multiscale and functionally graded materialsAIP Conf. Proc. 2008
    2007 Development of a flattened indirect tension test for asphalt concrete.  1088-1097. 2007
    Comparison of Viscoelastic Continuum Damage and Fracture Energy Testing Approaches for Cracking Performance of Asphalt Mixtures

    Principal Investigator On

  • Developing Best Practices for Rehabilitation of Concrete with Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Overlays Related  awarded by Minnesota Dept of Transportation 2018 - 2021
  • Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Graduate Research Award  awarded by Transportation Research Board 2019 - 2020
  • DoD CRREL Testing Services Contract  awarded by US DOD, Army 2019 - 2020
  • Early Age Cracking in Concrete Bridge Curbs SPR Project # 26962P  awarded by NH Department of Transportation 2016 - 2019
  • Effects of Air Voids on DCT Fracture Energy Measurement  awarded by Minnesota Dept of Transportation 2019
  • Layer Coefficients for NHDOT Pavement Design (SPR Project # 26962N)  awarded by NH Department of Transportation 2016 - 2019
  • Global Engagement in Granada Spain  awarded by UNH 2019
  • Disc Shaped Compact Tension (DCT) Specifications Development for Asphalt Pavement  awarded by University of Minnesota 2016 - 2019
  • NETC 13-3: Improved Regionalization of Quality Assurance (QA) Functions  awarded by University of Vermont 2014 - 2019
  • Systems Dynamics-Based Decision System for Roadway Mechanistic Load Capacity Prediction Protocol  awarded by UNH Center for Infrastructure Resiliency to Climate 2018
  • NETC 15-3: Moisture Susceptibility Testing for Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements in New England  awarded by University of Vermont 2016 - 2018
  • Disc Shaped Compact Tension (DCT) Specifications Development for Asphalt Pavement  awarded by University of Minnesota 2014 - 2017
  • Asphalt Mixture Performance Testing for Thermal Cracking  awarded by University of Minnesota 2014 - 2015
  • Teaching Activities

  • Advanced Asphalt Materials Taught course 2019
  • Properties/Production Concrete Taught course 2019
  • Properties/Production Concrete Taught course 2019
  • Properties/Production Concrete Taught course 2019
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2019
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2019
  • Engineering Materials Taught course 2018
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2018
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2018
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2018
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2018
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2018
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2018
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2018
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2018
  • Special Topics Taught course 2018
  • Advanced Pavement Design Taught course 2018
  • Senior Honors Thesis Taught course 2018
  • Spec Top/Pavement Rehab Taught course 2018
  • Spec Top/Pavement Rehab Taught course 2018
  • Engineering Materials Taught course 2017
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2017
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2017
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2017
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2017
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2017
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2017
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2017
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2017
  • Rsrch Exp/Civil Engineering Taught course 2017
  • Advanced Asphalt Materials Taught course 2017
  • Properties/Production Concrete Taught course 2017
  • Rsrch Exp/Civil Engineering Taught course 2017
  • Engineering Materials Taught course 2016
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2016
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2016
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2016
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2016
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2016
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2016
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2016
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2016
  • Bituminous Materials& Mixtures Taught course 2016
  • Engineering Materials Taught course 2015
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2015
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2015
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2015
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2015
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2015
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2015
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2015
  • Engineering Materials Lab Taught course 2015
  • Master's Project Paper Taught course 2015
  • Properties/Production Concrete Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

  • B.E. Civil Engineering, Sardar Patel University
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Full Name

  • Eshan Dave