Principles and Practice
CRC Press – 2008 – 512 pages
Pavements are omnipresent in our society. From roads and airports to parking lots and driveways, every civil engineering project requires applications of this complex subject.
Pavement Engineering covers the entire range of pavement construction, from soil preparation to structural design and life-cycle costing and analysis. It links the concepts of mix and structural design, while also placing emphasis on pavement evaluation and rehabilitation techniques. State-of-the-art content introduces the latest concepts and techniques, including ground-penetrating radar and seismic testing.
The text facilitates a general course for upper-level undergraduates, covering the selection of materials, mix and structural design, and construction. It also provides laboratory and field tests accompanied by a discussion of new and advanced concepts.
This unique text prepares the next-generation of engineers with the core principles and application knowledge needed to maneuver in the ever-expanding pavement engineering industry.
Function and Use of Pavements. General Description of Pavements and Questions. Principles of Mix and Structural Design of Pavement. Standards. Traffic on Asphalt and Concrete Pavements. Environmental Effects on Asphalt and Concrete Pavements. Soil. Aggregates for Asphalt and Concrete Mixes. Asphalt and Emulsions. Concrete Fundamentals for Rigid Pavements. Distress and Performance. Mix Design and Structural Design for Asphalt Pavements. Mix Design and Structural Design for Concrete Pavements. Construction of Asphalt Pavements. Construction of Concrete Pavements. Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements. Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements. Laboratory Tests for Soils. Laboratory Tests for Aggregates for Asphalt and Concrete Mixes. Laboratory Tests for Asphalt. Laboratory Tests for Cement. Laboratory Tests for Asphalt Mixes. Laboratory Tests for Concrete. Nondestructive Tests. Life Cycle Costs and Cost Saving Concepts. Examples and Case Histories. Instrumentation in Asphalt and Concrete Pavement. Specialty Applications. Research on Pavements.