Special Issue "Pavement Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 4264
Interests: sustainable pavement technologies; asphalt-rubber; pervious concrete; smart cities and infrastructure; quiet pavements; lifecycle assessment of pavements; climate change
Interests: aggregates; road/tire interface; areal texture measurement; sustainable technologies
Interests: smart infrastructure; sustainable infrastructure practices; infrastructure asset management system
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During the time when the availability of natural resources used to build roadway infrastructure is shrinking along with their increasing costs; there is a need to create sustainable pavement systems made up of smart, innovative, and resilient materials. A sustainable pavement design should be formulated with a focus on a sustainability of the paving materials through a mechanistic design framework while emphasizing sustainability aspects of an automated smart construction and maintenance operations. Pavement sustainability should provide solutions to mitigate unforeseen impacts of extreme weather events and climate changes on pavement performance. It also becomes essential to preserve the existing pavement infrastructures through a robust pavement asset management system with deep learning and big data analytics. Thus, the pavement sustainability is one of the most critical considerations in designing, building and managing future pavement systems.
This special issue aims to publish the high-quality research papers as well as state-of-the-art review articles that focus on sustainability aspects in designing, building and managing pavements. The papers in this special issue should be focused on various advances that have taken place worldwide in sustainable pavement technologies. It is envisaged that the papers will encompass a wide range of topics: sustainable materials for use in pavement structures to lower the cost while saving the environments, laboratory and field tests of sustainable paving materials, smart and automated paving equipment, and automated pavement evaluation using emerging technologies such as drones.
I would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of the MDPI journal Infrastructures on pavement sustainability. This Special Issue is very timely and will encompass emerging technology topics including but not limited to the following:Recycled pavements;
High-performance thin overlay;
Warm and cold mix asphalt;
Automated pavement construction;
Automated pavement evaluation;
Deep learning pavement management systems;
Smart pavements for smart cities;
Pavement asset management systems;
Lifecycle analyses of pavement systems;
Pavements and urban climatology;
Utilization of waste materials in pavements;
Sustainable field pavement construction practices;
Evolution of tire/surface interface;
Use of local materials;
Predicting the performance of road construction products.
Dr. Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri
Dr. David Woodward
Dr. Hosin “David” Lee
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 1600 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.
- recycled pavements
- high-performance thin overlay
- automated pavement evaluation
- automated pavement construction
- high-friction pavements
- smart cities
- impact of pavement materials on climate change
- lifecycle assessment