Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields includes the contributions to the 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields (BCRRA 2017, 28-30 June 2017, Athens, Greece). The papers cover aspects related to materials, laboratory testing, design, construction, maintenance and management systems of transport infrastructure, and focus on roads, railways and airfields. Additional aspects that concern new materials and characterization, alternative rehabilitation techniques, technological advances as well as pavement and railway track substructure sustainability are included. The contributions discuss new concepts and innovative solutions, and are concentrated but not limited on the following topics:
* Unbound aggregate materials and soil properties
* Bound materials characteritics, mechanical properties and testing
* Effect of traffic loading
* In-situ measurements techniques and monitoring
* Structural evaluation
* Pavement serviceability condition
* Rehabilitation and maintenance issues
* Geophysical assessment
* Stabilization and reinforcement
* Performance modeling
* Environmental challenges
* Life cycle assessment and sustainability
Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields is essential reading for academics and professionals involved or interested in transport infrastructure systems, in particular roads, railways and airfields.
Dr. Andreas Loizos holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), a Dr.-Ing. Degree in Pavement Mechanics from the University of Hannover, Germany and a post-doctoral scholar of the German Research Council (DFG). He is Full Professor of Pavement Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering, Director of the Laboratory of Pavement Engineering and currently Head of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of NTUA since 2006. His main interests include road and airfields pavement engineering, geophysical measurements in pavements, as well as aspects of railway track assessment. He is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering(IJPE) and Chair or Co-Chair of International Conferences in Pavement Science and Technology.
Prof. Imad Al-Qadi is Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is also the Director of the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory (ATREL) and the founding Director of the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT). Prior to that, he was the Charles E. Via, Jr. Professor at Virginia Tech. A registered professional engineer, Professor Al-Qadi has authored/ coauthored around 600 publications and has delivered more than 550 presentations including numerous keynote lectures and has led more than 120 projects to completion.
Prof. Tom Scarpas holds the Chair of Pavement Engineering and is the Head of the Pavement Engineering Section in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands. His research interests include constitutive modelling of pavement materials, pavement mechanics & design, chemo-mechanical modelling of ageing and healing in asphaltic materials, wheel-pavement interaction, modelling of moisture induced damage in asphalt mixtures, non-linear finite element analysis techniques and mechanics of multiphase media. Tom is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering. He has organized several international Conferences, Workshops and Seminars.