4th Edition

Pavement Engineering Principles and Practice

Edited By Rajib B. Mallick, Tahar El-Korchi Copyright 2023
    818 Pages 385 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Pavement Engineering: Principles and Practice examines a wide range of topics in asphalt and concrete pavements from soil preparation and structural design to life cycle costing and economic analysis. This updated Fourth Edition covers all concepts and practices of pavement engineering in terms of materials, design, and construction methods for both flexible and rigid pavements and includes the latest developments in recycling, sustainable pavement materials, and resilient infrastructure. New and updated topics include material characterization concepts and tests, pavement management concepts, probabilistic examples of life cycle cost analysis, end-of-life considerations, waste plastic in asphalt, pervious concrete, pavement monitoring instrumentation and data acquisition, and more. The latest updated references, state of the art reviews, and online resources have also been included.

    Chapter 1 Introduction and Description of Pavements

    Chapter 2 Standards

    Chapter 3 Principles of Mix and Structural Design and Construction of Asphalt Pavement

    Chapter 4 Principles of Structural Design, Mix Design, and Construction of Concrete Pavements

    Chapter 5 Traffic

    Chapter 6 Drainage

    Chapter 7 Soil

    Chapter 8 Aggregates for Asphalt and Concrete Mixes

    Chapter 9 Asphalt and Emulsions

    Chapter 10 Distress and Performance

    Chapter 11 Consideration of Major Distress Mechanisms and Material Characterization for Asphalt Pavements

    Chapter 12 Mix and Structural Design of Asphalt Mix Layers

    Chapter 13 Construction of Asphalt Pavements

    Chapter 14 Concrete Fundamentals for Rigid Pavements

    Chapter 15 Distress Models and Material Characterization for Concrete Pavements

    Chapter 16 Mix design and structural design of concrete pavements

    Chapter 17 Construction of Concrete Pavements

    Chapter 18 Pavement Surface Characteristics

    Chapter 19 Precast Concrete Pavements

    Chapter 20 Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements: Pavement Management Systems

    Chapter 21 Airport Pavements

    Chapter 22 Nondestructive Tests

    Chapter 23 Economic Analysis and Cost-Saving Concepts

    Chapter 24 Instrumentation in Asphalt and Concrete Pavement

    Chapter 25 Specialty Applications

    Chapter 26 Sustainable Pavement Engineering

    Chapter 27 Environmental Mitigation in Transportation Projects


    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 a Visiting Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Texas at El Paso. 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.