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International Journal of Forensic Engineering
International Journal of Forensic Engineering


Special Issue on: "Forensic Investigation of Highway and Airfield Pavements"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Xingwei Chen, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, USA

The quality and performance of highway and airfield pavements are vitally important for safe and efficient movement of people and goods. To ensure the risk of premature deterioration of pavements is minimised, forensic engineering has been applied to the examination of pavement failures. This special issue aims at providing an update to the state-of-the-art on forensic investigations of highway and airfield pavements. Original research and review articles are solicited in all aspects dealing with investigation of pavement materials, design, construction, analysis, performance, rehabilitation and management.

Subject Coverage
Topics of primary interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Asphalt binder and mixture characterisation, asphalt mix-design and HMA testing
  • Moisture damage in asphaltic concrete materials
  • Warm mix asphalt
  • Reclaimed asphalt pavement
  • Characterisation, modelling and field performance of concrete pavement
  • Chemical, mechanical and bio stabilisation for pavement base and subgrade
  • Airfield pavement analysis, performance and rehabilitation
  • Non-destructive tests of pavement
  • Accelerated testing of pavement materials and structures
  • Pavement design, modelling, performance and management

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 5 May, 2014

Review results: 5 July, 2014

Deadline for revision: 5 September, 2014

Notification of final decision: 5 October, 2014