Special Issue "Asphalt Pavement Sustainability: Construction and Long-Term Performance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: Transportation Engineering, Pavement technology, Pavement design, Laboratory and field testing, modelling and system analysis, innovation in pavement construction and maintenance
Interests: intelligent transportation systems; highway geometric design and safety; human factors in transportation; traffic operations and management; engineering education
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Asphalt pavements have been the main roads connecting communities, cities and countries around the world. They have become the main source of economic development and well-being of developing nations. However, despite the great efforts and great investment in road construction, we are facing serious problems to maintain our road network and sustain it for its designed long-term performance.
The principle of sustainability has been adopted by many agencies, companies, organizations, institutes, and governing bodies. Sustainability should focus on the economic, environmental, and social impacts of the decision-making process. This Special Issue is devoted to recent developments that address the impact of these aspects in pavement design, construction, and preservation. In particular, papers related to pavement construction and the long-term performance of asphalt pavements are encouraged. The developments may address methodologies, technological innovations, sustanability strategies, and case studies. The Special Issue is expected to provide the latest developments in pavement sustainability. It is hoped that it will serve as a useful reference document for practitioners and engineers in the pavement engineering field.
This is an invitation to all who care about quality asphalt pavements to join us and contribute through a paper your experience or understanding of how we can achieve our goal as pavement researchers, engineers, contractors, and end users. This Special Issue will address cutting-edge research and developments in the following areas:
- Pavement compaction technologies.
- Theories of pavement crack initiation
- Effects of water, cold temperature, and mix type on long-term performance
- Innovations in pavement construction
- Performance comparison of traditional and new rollers
- Pavement maintenance and rehabilitation.
- Sustainable strategies in asphalt pavement design
- Sustainable strategies in asphalt pavement construction
- Multi-objective analysis
- Economic, environmental, and social considerations
- Long-term performance prediction models.
- Mathematical and simulation models.
- Other topics related to the theme of the Special Issue
Prof. Dr. Abd Omar Abd El-Halim
Prof. Dr. Said M. Easa
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.