Special Issue "Pavement Design, Analysis and Material Characterization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.
Interests: pavement design; asphalt binder; asphalt mix; bitumen; rheology; ageing; material characterization; airport pavement; hot mix asphalt; warm mix asphalt; recycled materials
Pavements are multirole transportation infrastructure assets. This means that the pavement surface should provide a safe surface for the transportation of goods and passengers on the road and in airports and ports. Further, pavements should be resistant enough against structural loads and environmental gradients. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze structural performance and sustainability in pavement construction. The selection of appropriate materials for better performance requires a deep knowledge of rheology, solid mechanic, numerical, and statistical modeling. New research is thus required to update methodologies in the structural design and analysis of pavements considering current and future issues, such as environmental impacts.
The purpose of the Special Issue entitled “Pavement Analysis, Design, and Material Characterization” is to cover various subjects related to the structural and environmental design and analysis of pavement systems. In addition, various characterization methodologies and approaches to modeling will be considered. Studies of the materials used in different pavement alternatives, such as asphalt, concrete, and concrete block, will fall within the scope of this Special Issue. In addition, since pavements are not only designed for roads, research on airport and port pavement design and materials will be highly appreciated.
This call is an invitation to all pavement engineers, material researchers, contractors, and users to contribute with your experience and the results of your research and consultancy projects. It is hoped that this Special Issue will make a significant contribution to the literature on the design and construction of high-strength pavements.
Dr. Ali Jamshidi
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.
- Asphalt pavement
- Concrete pavement
- Soil stabilization
- Aggregate material
- Asphalt rheology
- Cementitious materials
- Asphalt mix design
- Waste material
- Structural design
- Structural modeling
- Hot mix asphalt
- Warm mix asphalt
- Emulsion asphalt
- Pavement maintenance and rehabilitation
- Pavement recycling
- Long-term performance
- Asphalt aging
- Pavement construction
- Pavement design and analysis
- Environmental impact assessment
- Sustainable pavement material
- Pavement material production
- Perpetual pavement
- Sustainable pavement
- Pavement failures
- Structural and functional performance
- Pavement management system
- Field and laboratory test
- Full scale simulation