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Abstract: Deicing and anti-icing performance of an innovative polyurethane pavement surface layer that replaces asphalt binder was studied. Thermal properties of polyurethane concrete and asphalt concrete were measured using a Thermal Constants Analyzer with transient plane source (TPS) method. Results found that polyurethane concrete had similar thermal conductivity to asphalt concrete, but a much greater specific heat. Polyurethane was also found to have a better anti-icing and deicing performance compared to asphalt concrete.

Reference: Construction and Building Materials, 161: 585-605

DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.11.170