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Pavement Engineering
Principles and Practice, Third Edition

ISBN 9781498758802
Published October 12, 2017 by CRC Press
775 Pages 382 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Pavement Engineering will cover the entire range of pavement construction, from soil preparation to structural design and life-cycle costing and analysis. It will link the concepts of mix and structural design, while also placing emphasis on pavement evaluation and rehabilitation techniques. State-of-the-art content will introduce the latest concepts and techniques, including ground-penetrating radar and seismic testing. This new edition will be fully updated, and add a new chapter on systems approaches to pavement engineering, with an emphasis on sustainability, as well as all new downloadable models and simulations.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Description of Pavements. Importance Functions.Design and Construction. Maintenance and Rehabilitation. Important Issues. Functional Requirements.Types and Uses of Pavements. Different Features of Typical Asphalt Pavements.Different Features of Typical Concrete Pavements. Research on Pavements. Questions. Principles of Mix and Structural Design and Construction of Asphalt Pavement. Overview. Traffic and Load Distribution Concept. Materials and Layers. Environment. Mix Design. Structural Design.Link between Mix and Structural Design. Theoretical Considerations for Structural Design. Principles of Good Construction. Putting Everything Together. Questions. Principles of Structural Design, Mix Design, and Construction of Concrete Pavements. Overview. Structural Design. Theoretical Considerations. Computer Programs for Rigid Pavements. Combined Stresses. Stresses due to Friction. Joint Opening. Joints. Concrete Properties and Mix Design. Questions. Standards. Importance of Standards. The American Society of Testing and Materials. The American Society of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Use of Standards in Materials Selection, Mix Design, and Structural Design. Use of Standards in Quality Control in Construction. Important Specifications. Questions. Systems Approaches to Pavement

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Dr. Rajib Mallick, PE, has extensive experience with asphalt materials, mixture design, construction, pavement design, recycling, and nondestructive testing. From 1992 to 1998, he worked as a research assistant and as a senior research associate at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) and is currently the Ralph White Family Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He has completed numerous research projects for several departments of transportation, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and several private practitioner organizations. Dr. Mallick has coauthored more than 100 papers for journals and conference proceedings, as well as several practical reports, manuals, and state-of-the-practice reports for federal, state, and local highway agencies.

Dr. Tahar El-Korchi is a professor and head of civil and environmental engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He does research and teaches courses on pavement analysis, design and management, construction materials testing and evaluation, cement and concrete materials and construction processes, structural analysis and design, and high-performance structural materials at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has published more than 80 publications and presentations and has served at numerous WPI global project centers, including Puerto Rico; Washington, District of Columbia; Morocco; Costa Rica; and Panama. Dr. El-Korchi was granted the prestigious Presidential Young Investigator Award by the National Science Foundation in 1991. Dr. El-Korchi is also a consultant to several major corporations. He provides recommendations for the design and evaluation of pavements, materials, and structures.


"… provides an excellent overview of wide range of topics including modern practically relevant aspects covered in pavement engineering. Both theoretical and practical knowledge is well covered. Principles in important areas such as Analysis and design of pavements, maintenance and rehabilitation, economic analysis and environmental mitigation are well described through necessary theoretical formulae and relevant practices are well captured through photographs covering activities in the field."
—Sanjay Nimbalkar, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

"A well-rounded book which would be useful for students and professionals who want new/additional knowledge related to pavement engineering. "
—Olisanwendu Ogwuda, Heriot-Watt University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

"…presents a detailed insight of pavement engineering and includes all aspects. I had an opportunity to learn the subject from different perspectives."
—Pritam Saha, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India

"We have happily used this book for the past five years in our pavement design course. It expertly covers the important topics in pavements in sufficient detail: structural design, mix design, traffic, distresses, maintenance, etc. No other textbook summarizes such a wide range of topics as well as Pavement Engineering: Principles and Practice."
—Christopher Senseney, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, USA

"The most valuable resource, of which I am aware, for the education of Road, Runway and Port engineers."
—John Yeaman, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

"Pavement Engineering: Principles and Practice, Third Edition covers a wide range of topics in asphalt and concrete pavements, from soil preparation to structural design construction and maintenance. It is an excellent book for Master and PhD students. My Master and PhD students already use the second edition of this book. The Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra has also one exemplar of this book in the library. The new Edition will be even better."
—Adelino Ferreira, University of Coimbra, Portugal

"This book is, in my opinion, the best and most easily structured text to teach pavement structural engineering to undergraduate engineering students. It strikes a good balance between fundamentals and practice and helps guide undergraduate students to see how the two are connected. The core content I use to teach my course is here, and information on other aspects of pavement engineering less related to direct structural design of pavements is there as well."
—Shane Underwood, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

"The book covers very well the whole range of topics for pavement design, construction and maintenance. The topics are presented in a concise but compressive way, so the book is appropriate for practitioners and as a first level book for graduate or post graduate students in civil engineering as well."
—Salvatore Cafiso, University of Catania, Italy

"While various manuals, handbooks or guidance are available for the characterization of pavement surfaces, it is always difficult to discuss the quantification of pavement surface characteristics owing to the variety surface features and different approaches for their characterization. Chapter 19 (Pavement surface characteristics) provides a precise, yet comprehensive, description and step-by-step procedures for different types of surface characteristics. It is ideal for undergraduate students or entry-level pavement engineers at the beginning of their career."
—Peijun Guo, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

"The book includes some new methodology for constructing pavements such as precast concrete pavements. This will be helpful for the new generation of pavement engineers."
— Mohammad Imran Hossain, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, USA