1st Edition

Structural Design of Interlocking Concrete Block Pavements

By Arjun Siva Rathan R.T, Sunitha V Copyright 2023
    120 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book focusses on the Structural Design of Interlocking Concrete Block Pavement (ICBP) including application, analysis, design, construction, and the fundamental design concept of ICBP backed by case studies to demonstrate long-term performance of ICBP. It helps to draw conclusions regarding the various geometric properties that must be applied to achieve the performance of ICBP.


    • Promotes the use of ICBP in the construction of pavements.
    • Provides a comprehensive overview of concrete block paving.
    • Discusses specifications from codes like ASCE 58-16, ASTM, BS and IRC codes and datasets online.
    • Includes chapters on choosing the materials and designing the type and the shape of the concrete block and the thickness of all layers of the pavement.
    • Lists appropriate stipulated values for the various geometric properties.
    • Aids in understanding the history and comprehensive application of ICBP. 

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in pavement and civil engineering.


    1. Introduction to ICBP 2. Pavement Materials 3. Factors Affecting the Performance of ICBP 4. Structural Analysis of ICBP 5. Structural Design of ICBP 6. Construction Process and Quality Control of ICBP 7. Guidelines and Case Studies - ICBP


    Arjun Siva Rathan R.T completed his M.S in Transportation Engineering in 2015 and Ph.D in the field of Interlocking Concrete Block Pavement (ICPB) in 2022, from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India. He is currently working as Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) in the department of Civil Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. He had published 14 research articles in SCIE indexed journals and published 9 international conferences. He is currently guiding six Ph.D. scholars.  He is serving as a technical committee member for the reaffirmation of ASCE 58-21 guidelines on Structural Design of Interlocking Concrete Pavement for Municipal Streets and Roadways. He received best reviewer award from the Journal of cleaner production for the month of October 2018. He also received budding researcher award from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli. He is also a reviewer for several SCIE indexed journals. He is a member of professional bodies such as Indian Geotechnical Society, ASCE, and Association of Consulting civil Engineers. He had also undertaken several research projects and consultancies sponsored by private industries and Government agencies.

    Sunitha V completed B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from University of Calicut in 2001, M. Tech. in Traffic and Transportation Planning from NIT Calicut, India in 2003, and Ph.D. from IIT Madras, India in 2013. She has 20 years of experience in teaching and research. She has completed five sponsored projects worth Rs. 465 lakhs sponsored by Coir Board, Ministry of Urban Development, and IIT, Madras; NRIDA and MSME. She is the coordinator of State Technical Agency of Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) program for Tamilnadu and Pondicherry. Her area of research interest is on pavement materials and pavement management systems. She has guided 83 Postgraduate and 18 Undergraduate project works in various fields such as Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, and Pavement Engineering. She also completed guiding 4 Ph.D. and two M.S. scholars and is currently guiding six Ph.D. scholars. She has published 90 papers in International/National journals and International/National conferences, out of which 28 Journal publications are SCI/Scopus indexed and have one patent published. She is also involved in Transportation related consultancy works. She is a member of professional bodies such as Indian Roads Congress, Institution of Engineers, Indian Geotechnical Society, ASCE, and TRG India.