Photo of Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alvaro Garcia Hernandez Copyright: © ISAC

Person

Prof. Dr.

Alvaro García Hernandez

Head of Institute
Chair and Institute of Highway Engineering

Address

Building: 2130 Bauingenieurwesen

Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 1

52074 Aachen

alvaro@isac.rwth-aachen.de

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 25220
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 22141
 

Professional Career

8/2020 - 12/2022

Associate Professor


Department of Civil Engineering, Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre, University of Nottingham, England

11/2013 - 7/2020

Assistant Professor


Department of Civil Engineering, Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre, University of Nottingham, England

4/2011 - 10/2013

Postdoctorial Research Fellow

Roads Engineering and Sealing Components
EMPA, Switzerland

3/2008 - 2/2011

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Department of Civil Engineering, Microlab
TU Delft, Netherlands

10/2004 - 1/2008

Research Assistant
Department of Civil Engineering, GITECO
University of Cantabria, Spain


Topic: Industrial Concrete Pavements from the Surface Finish Point of View Supervisor: Prof. Dr Daniel Castro-Fresno; Prof. Dr Juan Antonio Polanco Madrazo.

 

Publications

Journals

  • Wan,L., Garcia-Hernandez, A., Cui, G., Liu,P., (2023), “A novel performance-based method to design asphalt mixtures”,Construction and Building Materials 400, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.132792

  • Chiarelli, A., Dawson, A.R., Garcia, A., (2017), “Pavement temperature mitigation by the means of geothermally and solar heated air”, Geothermics 68, 9-19.

  • Chiarelli, A., Dawson, A.R., Garcia, A., (2017) “Field evaluation of the effects of air convection in energy harvesting asphalt pavements”, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments 21, 50-58.

  • Aboufoul, M., Garcia, A., (2017), “Factors affecting hydraulic conductivity of asphalt mixture”, Materials and Structures, 50, 2, 116.

  • Chiarelli, A., Al-Mohammedawi, A., Dawson, A., García, A, (2017), “Construction and configuration of convecton-powered asphalt solar collectors for the reduction of urban temperature”, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 112, 242–251.

  • Obaidi H, Gomez-Meijide B, García A, (2017), “A fast pothole repair method using asphalt tiles and induction heating”, Construction and Building Materials, 131, 592-599.

  • Fang, X., Garcia-Hernandez, A., Lura, P., (2016), “Overview on cold cement bitumen emulsion asphalt”, RILEM Technical Letters 1, 116-121.

  • Gomez-Meijide B., Ajam H., Lastra-Gonzalez P., Garcia A., (2016), “Effect of air voids on asphalt self-healing via induction and infrared heat”, Construction and Building Materials, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.09.115

  • Micaelo R., Al-Mansoori T., Garcia A., (2016), “Study of the mechanical properties and self-healing ability of asphalt mixture containing calcium-alginate capsules”, Construction and Building Materials 123, 734-744.

  • Norambuena-Contreras J., Garcia A., (2016), “Self-healing of asphalt mixture by microwave and induction heating”, Materials & Design 106, 404-414.

  • Hassn A., Aboufoul M., Wu Y., Dawson A., Garcia A., (2016), “Effect of air voids content on thermal properties of asphalt mixtures”, Construction and Building Materials 115, 327-335.

  • Garcia A., Austin C.J., Jelfs J., (2016), “Mechanical properties of asphalt mixture containing sunflower oil capsules”, Journal of Cleaner Production 118, 124-132.

  • Hassn A., Chiarelli A., Dawson A., Garcia A., (2016), “Thermal properties of asphalt pavements under dry and wet conditions”, Materials & Design 91, 432-439.

  • Fang X., Garcia A., Winnefeld F., Partl, M.N., Lura P., (2016), “Impact of rapid-hardening cements on mechanical properties of cement bitumen emulsion asphalt”, Materials and Structures 49 (1-2), 487-498.

  • Fang X, Garcia A, Winnefeld F, Lura P, (2016), “Influence of cement on rheology and stability of rosin emulsified anionic bitumen emulsion”, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 28, 5, 04015199- 04015211.

  • Bueno M., Garcia A., Partl M.N., (2015), “Applications of Strain Rate Frequency Superposition for Bituminous Binders”, Applied Rheology, 25, 6, 65980.

  • García A, Hassn A, Chiarelli A, Dawson AR, (2015), “Multivariable analysis of potential evaporation from moist asphalt mixture”, Construction and Building Materials, 98, 15, 80–88.

  • Chiarelli A, Dawson AR, García A, (2015), “Stochastic generation of virtual air pores in granular materials”, DOI 10.1007/s10035-015-0585-x.

  • Chiarelli A, Dawson AR, García A, (2015), “Generation of virtual asphalt mixture porosity for computational modelling”, Powder Technology, 275, 351–360.

  • Chiarelli A, Dawson AR, García A, (2015), “Parametric analysis of energy harvesting pavements operated by air convection”, Applied Energy, 154, 15, 951–958.

  • Fang X, Garcia A, Winnefeld F, Partl MN, Lura P, (2015), “Impact of rapid-hardening cements on mechanical properties of cement bitumen emulsion asphalt”, Materials and Structures, doi: 10.1617/s11527-014-0512-3.

  • Menozzi A, Garcia A, Partl MN, Tebaldi G, Schuetz P, (2015), “Induction healing of fatigue damage in asphalt test samples”, Construction and Building Materials, 74, 15,162–168.

  • Garcia A, Norambuena-Contreras J, Bueno M, Partl MN, (2014), “Single and multiple healing of porous and dense asphalt concrete”, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, doi: 10.1177/1045389X14529029, 1-9.

  • Garcia A, Partl M, (2014), “How to transform an asphalt concrete pavement into a solar turbine”, Applied Energy 119, 431-137.

  • Garcia A, Norambuena-Contreras J, Partl MN, (2014), “A parametric study on the influence of steel wool fibers in dense asphalt concrete”, Materials and Structures DOI 10.1617/s11527-013-0135-0.

  • Garcia A, Norambuena-Contreras J, Bueno M, Partl MN, (2013), “Influence of steel wool fibers on the mechanical, thermal and healing properties of dense asphalt concrete”, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 42, 5.

  • Garcia A, Bueno M, Norambuena-Contreras J, Partl MN, (2013), “Induction healing of dense asphalt concrete”, Construction and Building Materials 49, 1-7.

  • Garcia A, Norambuena-Contreras J, Partl MN, (2013), “Experimental evaluation of asphalt concrete properties for induction heating purposes”, Construction and Building Materials 46, 48-54.

  • García A, Norambuena-Contreras J, Partl MN, Schuetz P, (2013), “Uniformity and mechanical properties of dense asphalt concrete with steel wool fibers”, Construction and Building Materials 43, 107-117.

  • García A, Castro-Fresno D, Polanco JA, Thomas C, (2012), “Abrasive wear evolution in concrete pavements”, Road Materials and Pavement Design 13, 3, 534-548.

  • García A, Lura P, Partl MN, Jerjen I, (2012), “Influence of cement content and environmental humidity on cement-asphalt composites performance”, Materials and Structures DOI 10.1617/s11527-012-9971-6.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, van Bochove G, (2012), “Optimization of composition and mixing process of a self-healing porous asphalt”, Construction and Building Materials 30, 59-65.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, Liu Q, (2012), “A simple model to define induction heating in asphalt mastic”, Construction and Building Materials, 31, 38-46.

  • García A, (2011), “Self-Healing of open cracks in asphalt mastic”, FUEL. Fuel 93, 264-272.

  • Liu Q, García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, (2011), “Induction healing of asphalt mastic and porous asphalt concrete”, Construction and Building Materials 25, 3746-3752.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, (2010), “Properties of capsules containing rejuvenators for their use in asphalt concrete”, FUEL 90, 2, 583-591.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, Sierra-Beltrán G, (2010), “Preparation of capsules containing rejuvenators of their use in asphalt concrete”, Journal of Hazardous Materials 184, 1-3, 603-611.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, (2010), “Induction heating of mastic containing conductive fibers and fillers”, Materials and Structures 44, 2, 499-508.

  • Liu Q, Schlangen E, García A, van de Ven M, (2009), “Induction heating of electrically conductive porous asphalt concrete”, Construction and Building Materials 24, 7, 1207-1213.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, Liu Q, (2009), “Electrical conductivity of asphalt mortar containing conductive fibers and fillers”, Construction and Building Materials 21, 10, 3175-3181.

  • Castillo E, Fernández-Canteli A, Koller R, Ruiz-Ripoll ML, García A, (2009), “A Statistical Fatigue Model Covering the Tension and Compresion Wöhler Fields”, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics 24, 199-209.

  • Koller R, Ruiz-Ripoll ML, García A, Fernández-Canteli A, Castillo E, (2009), “Experimental validation of a statistical model for the Wöhler field corresponding to any stress level and amplitude”, International Journal of Fatigue 31, 2, 231-241.

  • García A, Castro-Fresno D, Polanco JA, (2008), “Effect of Dry-Shaking Treatment on Concrete Pavement Properties”, Construction and Building Materials 22, 2202–2211.

  • García A, Castro-Fresno D, Polanco JA, (2008), “Evolution of Penetration Resistance in Fresh Concrete”, Cement and Concrete Research. 38, 5, 649-659.

  • García A, Castro-Fresno D, Polanco JA, (2008), “Maturity Approach of Concrete by Means of Vicat Tests”, ACI Materials Journal 105, 5, 445-450.

Conferences

  • Aboufoul, M, Garcia, A, (2017), “Influence of air voids characteristics on the hydraulic conductivity of asphalt mixture”, EATA, Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Gomez-Meijide, B, Ajam, H, Garcia A, al-Mahely, H, (2017), “Effect of waste metallic particles on asphalt induction heating”, BCRRA, Athens, Greece.

  • Aboufoul, M, Garcia, A, (2017), “Water evaporation from porous asphalt porous media”, ICACSM, Chennai, India.

  • Al-Mansoori, T, Micaelo, R, Artamendi, I, Garcia A, (2017), ”A new test method to study the healing behavior of asphaltic materials containing encapsulated rejuvenators”, ICACSM, Chennai, India.

  • Micaelo R., Al-Mansoori T., Garcia A., (2016), “Effect of capsules containing sunflower oil on the mechanical behavior of aged asphalt mixture” ISAP 2016 Symposium, From molecules to Innovative pavements, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.

  • Chiarelli A, Dawson AR, García A, (2016), “Computational packing of aggregates for the study of virtual asphalt samples”, ISAP 2016 Symposium, From molecules to Innovative pavements, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.

  • Chiarelli A, Dawson AR, García A, (2016), “Mitigation of asphalt pavement temperatures by the means of natural air convection”, 4th International CEW Event on Functional Pavement Design, Delft, the Netherlands.

  • Ajam H., Lastra-Gonazalez P., Gomez-Meijide B., Garcia A., (2016), “Self-Healing of dense asphalt concrete by two different approaches: Electromagnetic induction and infrared radiation”, 8th RILEM International Conference on Mechanisms of Cracking and Debonding in Pavements, Nantes, France.

  • Hassn A, Chiarelli A, Dawson AR, García A, (2015), Water evaporation dynamics in moist asphalt samples with various air voids contents, ICPT2015, Dalian, China.

  • Chiarelli A, Dawson AR, García A, (2015), “Analysis of the performance of an air-powered energy harvesting pavement”, Transportation Research Record (TRR), Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2523. 156-163.

  • Fang X, Garcia A, Partl MN, Lura P, (2014), “Investigation on hardening mechanism and cement hydration of cement asphalt emulsion composites”, Asphalt Pavements-Proceedings of the International Conference on Asphalt Pavements, ISAP 2014.

  • Garcia A, Bueno M, Norambuena-Contreras J, Partl MN, (2013), “Influence of steel wool fibers on the mechanical, thermal and healing properties of dense asphalt concrete”, ICAM 2013, Guangzhou, China.

  • Garcia A, Norambuena-Contreras J, Partl MN, (2013), “Distribution of steel fibers during mixing or dense asphalt concrete”, EATA, Braunschweig, Germany.

  • Garcia A, Norambuena-Contreras J, Partl MN, (2013), “Influence of Environmental Factors on Dense Asphalt Concrete with Steel Wool Fibers”, ICPT2013, Taiwan.

  • Garcia A, Norambuena-Contreras J, Partl MN, (2013), “Influence of Steel Wool Fibers on the Abrasion Loss of Dense Asphalt Concrete”, ICPT2013, Taiwan.

  • Norambuena-Contreras J, Partl MN, Asanza-Izquierdo E, Castro-Fresno D, Garcia A, (2013) “Hydraulic Conductivity Evaluation of Different Asphalt Mixtures”, ICPT2013, Taiwan.​

  • Garcia A., Lura P., Partl M., (2012), “Influence of cement content and environmental humidity on cement-asphalt composites performance”, RILEM Week 2012. Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Schlangen E, García A, van de Ven M, van Bochove G, van Monfort J, Liu Q, (2011), “Highway A58: The first engineered self-healing asphalt road”, Third International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, Bath, June 27-29.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, (2011), “Asphalt mastic self-healing”, Third International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, Bath, June 27-29.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, (2011), “Encapsulated rejuvenators for asphalt”, Third International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, Bath, June 27-29.

  • Schlangen E, Jonkers HM, Qian S, Garcia A, (2010), “Recent advances on self-healing of concrete”. In BH Oh (Ed.), Fracture mechanics of concrete and concrete structure (pp. 291-298). Seoul, Korea: Korea Concrete Institute.

  • García A, (2010), “Temperature influence on the healing rates of asphalt concrete”, 2nd International Symposium Service Life Design for Infrastructure, Delft, The Netherlands.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, (2010), “Working mechanism of capsules containing rejuvenators for their use in asphalt concrete”, SusCoM 2010. Published in Journal of Wuhan University of Technology-Natural Science Edition.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, (2010), “Encapsulated rejuvenators: Increasing the lifetime of asphalt pavements”, ISAP NAGOYA 2010.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, (2010), “About the use of induction heating to close cracks in asphalt pavements”, ISAP NAGOYA 2010.

  • Liu Q, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, García A, (2010), “Healing of porous asphalt concrete via induction heating”, EATA 2010, Parma, 15-16 June. Published in Road Materials and Pavement Design 11, 527-542.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, (2009), “Closing cracks on conductive asphalt mortar by induction heating”, Second International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, Chicago, June 28 - July.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, (2009), “How to make good conductive asphalt mortar”, AES - ATEMA’ 2009, Montreal.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, (2009), “Two Ways of Closing Cracks on Asphalt Concrete Pavements: Microcapsules and Induction Heating”, 8th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, Malta, September 8 - 10. Published in Key Engineering Materials 417, Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics VIII.

  • Ruiz-Ripoll ML, García A, Castillo E, Fernández-Canteli A, Koller R, (2008), “Fatigue damage measures with a statistical model for the Wöhler field”, Proceedings for the IALCEE'08. First International Conference in Life Cycling Engineering, 221-227. Taylor & Francis Group, London.

  • Fernández-Canteli A, Castillo E, Koller R, Ruiz-Ripoll ML, García A, (2008) “A general statistical S-N fatigue model including the stress level influence for any stress ratio”, PFC 2008, 11th Portuguese Conference on Fracture, Lisbon, 13-15 February.

Other Publications

  • García, A., (2009), Research Trends: Living pavements, Inside Materials - Newsletter Delft Centre for Materials - April 2009.

  • García A, Schlangen E, van de Ven M, van Vliet D, (2009), “Crack repair of asphalt concrete with induction energy”, HERON 56, 1/2.

  • García, A., (2008), Ph.D. Thesis: “Desarrollo y análisis de pavimentos industriales desde el punto de vista del acabado superficial” (“Design of industrial concrete pavements from the surface finish point of view”),ISBN SA. 101-2008 / 978-84-691-2410-9.

  • Migoya-Emeterio S, García A, Castro-Fresno D, (2005), “Normativa Española de Geotextiles aplicable en Obras de Construcción y Edificación”, Rutas 109, 19-27.

  • García A, Castro-Fresno D, (2005), “Diseño de una Chimenea de Equilibrio Inclinada en el Aprovechamiento del Río Cenza, Orense”, Ingeniería Civil 138, 89-100.