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Pavement Design and Materials

A. T. Papagiannakis, E. A. Masad

ISBN: 978-0-471-21461-8 January 2008 560 Pages


A comprehensive, state-of-the-art guide to pavement design and materials

With innovations ranging from the advent of Superpave™, the data generated by the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) project, to the recent release of the Mechanistic-Empirical  pavement design guide developed under NCHRP Study 1-37A, the field of pavement engineering is experiencing significant development. Pavement Design and Materials  is a practical reference for both students and practicing engineers that explores all the aspects of pavement engineering, including materials, analysis, design, evaluation, and economic analysis.

Historically, numerous techniques have been applied by a multitude of jurisdictions dealing with roadway pavements. This book focuses on the best-established, currently applicable techniques available.

Pavement Design and Materials offers complete coverage of:

  • The characterization of traffic input
  • The characterization of pavement bases/subgrades and aggregates
  • Asphalt binder and asphalt concrete characterization
  • Portland cement and concrete characterization
  • Analysis of flexible and rigid pavements
  • Pavement evaluation
  • Environmental effects on pavements
  • The design of flexible and rigid pavements
  • Pavement rehabilitation
  • Economic analysis of alternative pavement designs

The coverage is accompanied by suggestions for software for implementing various analytical techniques described in these chapters. These tools are easily accessible through the book’s companion Web site, which is constantly updated to ensure that the reader finds the most up-to-date software available.

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1. Introduction.

2. Pavement Traffic Loading.

3. Characterization of Pavement Subgrades and Bases.

4. Aggregates.

5. Asphalt Materials.

6. Concrete Materials.

7. Flexible Pavement Analysis.

8. Rigid Pavement Analysis.

9. Pavement Evaluation.

10. Environmental Effects on Pavements.

11. Structural Design of Flexible Pavements.

12. Structural Design of Rigid Pavements.

13. Pavement Rehabilitation.

14. Economic Analysis of Pavement Project Alternatives.


"…is a practical reference for both students and practicing engineers that explores all the aspects of pavement engineering, including materials, analysis, design, evaluation and economic issues. This book focuses on only the best-established, currently applicable techniques." (Concrete International; November 2008)
·         First fully updated comprehensive textbook on pavement design and pavement materials to appear in nearly 10 years.

·         Designed specifically for a two-semester, senior level elective sequence on pavement engineering, beginning with materials and finishing with design.

·         Offers state-of-the-art methods for evaluating existing pavements, including non-destructive methods.

·         Covers all major paving materials, both concrete and all bituminous (asphalt) materials including Superpave.

·         End-chapter problems and questions (with separate Instructor's Solutions Manual).

·         Companion web site offers a list of websites for obtaining pavement-related software and files related to the solved example problems in the book.