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1st Edition

Analysis of Pavement Structures

ISBN 9781138076679
Published October 12, 2017 by CRC Press
224 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Predict or Explain the Pavement Response to Load: Understand the Physical Governing Principles

Analysis of Pavement Structures brings together current research and existing knowledge on the analysis and design of pavements. This book provides a platform for the readers to understand the basic principles of physics and mechanics involved in pavement analyses.

From Simple to Complex Formulation: Learn to Develop Your Own Research or Field Problems

The book introduces load and thermal stress analyses of asphalt and concrete pavement structures in a simple and step-by-step manner. Uniformity of symbol and sign conventions have been maintained throughout the book. References are made to more than 300 sources for the interested readers for further reading. The book helps to build confidence in the reader and allows them to formulate and solve their own research or field problems.

Divided into eight chapters, the material in the book addresses:

  • Characterization of various pavement materials
  • Simple rheological models for asphaltic material
  • Beams and plates on elastic foundations
  • Thermal stress in concrete pavement
  • Formulations for axial and bending stresses due to full and partial restraint conditions
  • Analysis of elastic half-space
  • Analysis of multilayered structures
  • A formulation for thermo-rheological analysis of asphalt pavement
  • Pavement design principles
  • Analysis of a beam/plate resting on elastic half-space
  • Analysis of dynamic loading conditions
  • Analysis of composite pavement
  • Reliability issues in pavement design
  • Inverse problems in pavement engineering

Analysis of Pavement Structures covers the basic approaches for pavement analysis, and highlights the fundamental principles followed in the analyses of pavement structures through numerous schematic diagrams.

Table of Contents


Purpose of the book

Background and sign conventions


Material characterizationIntroduction

Soil and unbound granular material

Asphalt mix

Cement concrete and cemented material


Load stress in concrete pavementIntroduction

Analysis of beam resting on elastic foundation

Analysis of a thin plate resting on an elastic foundation

Load stress in a concrete pavement slab


Temperature stress in concrete pavementIntroduction

Thermal profile

Thermal stress in concrete pavement


Load stress in asphalt pavementIntroduction

General formulation

Solution for elastic half-space

Multi-layered structure


Temperature stress in asphalt pavementIntroduction

Thermal profile

Thermal stress in asphalt pavement


Pavement designIntroduction

Design philosophy

Design parameters

Design process

Maintenance strategy


Miscellaneous topicsIntroduction

Plate/beam resting on a half-space

Plates/beams resting on an elastic foundation subjected to dynamic loading

Analysis of composite pavements

Reliability issues in pavement design

Inverse problem in pavement engineering




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Animesh Das, Ph.D., is presently working as a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Dr. Das's areas of interest are pavement material characterization, pavement analysis, pavement design, and pavement maintenance. He has authored many technical publications in various journals. Dr. Das has received a number of awards in recognition of his contribution in the field, including an Indian National Academy of Engineers Young Engineer award (2004) and a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship (2012-13). Details of his works can be found on his webpage:


"A useful add-on to all those dealing with pavement structure studies, research and consultancy."
—Dr. John N. Karadelis, Coventry University, UK

"Structured and well-organized. Thorough theoretical modelling. …The materials give a well-structured overview of the theory. Items discussed are presented in a clear way."
—C.R. Braam, Delft University of Technology; Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Netherlands