Principles of Pavement Engineering, 2nd edition

N. Thom

Price: £ 114.00

ISBN: 9780727758538

Format: Hardbound

Publish Date: 29/10/2013

Publisher: ICE Publishing

Page Size: 234x156mm

Number of Pages: 430

Principles of Pavement Engineering, 2nd edition


The new edition of Principles of Pavement Engineering is a crucial guide for those involved in the science of pavement design. It provides an in-depth analysis of the principles underlying material behaviour, pavement design and maintenance, making it essential reading for pavement engineers and infrastructure experts who are faced with practical design issues for which transient standards are insufficient. The new edition explores different construction types and levels of cost efficiency around the world and concentrates on an understanding of the behaviour of pavement materials and of the real meaning of tests carried out on those materials. Covering soils, granular materials, hydraulically-bound materials (including concrete), and asphalt, Principles of Pavement Engineering, explains their various properties and the way in which they are affected by such matters as compaction, water content and binder content.

Principles of Pavement Engineering offers an up-to date expansion on the fundamental principles of pavement engineering, including new information on

• warm-mix and cold-mix asphalt
• design against potholes
• stress absorbing membrane interlayers
• updated information on asphalt recycling, surface treatments, pavement edge issues and parking areas and the difficult issue of maintenance, strengthening and rehabilitation design.

This second edition offers a broad and applicable coverage of the subject, making it a key reference for practising pavement engineers at all levels as well as students and graduates.


Part 1: Principles and practicalities
• Introduction
• Pavement applications
• Construction issues
• Basic engineering concepts
• Conclusion to Part 1

Part 2: Materials
• Unbound material
• Hydraulically-bound material
• Asphalt
• Reinforcing products
• Conclusion to Part 2

Part 3: Design
• Approaches to design
• Traffic loading
• Design against rutting
• Design against cracking – concrete pavements
• Design against cracking – asphalt pavements
• Design against cracking – composite pavements
• Design for durability
• Non-standard pavements
• Pavement surface design
• Design reliability
• Conclusion to Part 3

Part 4: Maintenance
• Pavement evaluation
• Diagnosis
• Prognosis
• Regular treatments and repairs
• Rehabilitation design
• Pavement management
• Conclusion to Part 4