Special Issue "Research and Developments in Pavements"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: road safety; pavement management; non-destructive analysis; driving simulation; roads pavement defects; ground-penetrating radar; infra-BIM
Interests: ground-penetrating radar; remote sensing; InSAR; non-destructive testing; modeling and simulation; railway engineering; road safety and highway engineering; civil engineering
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Interests: ground-penetrating radar; signal processing; remote sensing; deflection-based methods; numerical simulations; forestry engineering; airfield and highway pavement engineering; construction materials; civil engineering
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Pavements are central to road, railway, and airport infrastructures. The relevance of pavements involves environmental, economical, technical, and safety aspects, especially, in the new vision of providing more sustainable infrastructures. Research on pavements is not limited to the efficient use of construction materials, as it was mostly in the past, but it is being developed following new multidisciplinary approaches that involve different areas of expertise. Therefore, considering that the pavements have always represented a key factor in design and construction, they can be configured as a very multidisciplinary component of our transport networks. To this effect, a collection of state-of-the-art theoretical, numerical, and experimental research could support advancements in this area and identify new avenues and areas of future development.
This Special Issue will collect high-quality original research papers on recent developments in the area of pavements. Hence, papers with a focus on areas including, but not limited to, use of new technologies, approaches, or applications to infrastructure pavements with a new vision on pavement management, rehabilitation, and conservation, are encouraged. Review papers in the aforementioned research areas will also be considered.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Infrastructure domains (roads, railways, and airports)
- Research domains (theoretical, numerical, and experimental research)
- Application areas (design, rehabilitation, quality control, and management)
- Construction materials (bitumen, polymers, soil, and aggregates)
- Structure types (flexible, concrete, compound)
- Assessment methods (destructive, minor destructive, and non-destructive)
- Natural and anthropic environmental variables (extreme climate conditions, urbanization, and environmental landscape constraints).
Dr. Fabrizio D'Amico
Dr. Luca Bianchini Ciampoli
Prof. Dr. Fabio Tosti
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. Infrastructures is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 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.
- pavement management system
- infrastructure safety
- non-destructive pavement technologies
- quality control
- pavement monitoring