International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology

Special Issue Call for Papers

Inverse Analysis of Pavement Properties

Guest Editor: Eyal Levenberg, Assistant Professor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

The physical properties of pavement systems are initially determined by the material attributes and by the construction operations. Under service conditions, these properties further evolve due to traffic loadings and environmental influences. Knowledge of the pristine properties and their evolution throughout the life of the system can be extremely beneficial to the pavement engineering community. However, it is often difficult, if not impossible, to study these properties in the laboratory. This problem can be resolved by way of inverse analysis, exploiting in-place data from different sources such as: nondestructive testing, semi-destructive methods, implanted sensors, and remote sensing.

This special issue will focus on back-analysis of pavement properties that are not directly accessible for measurement. Sought after properties include:
(i) Geometric – thicknesses, deformation of sublayers, etc
(ii) Mechanical – elastic/viscoelastic properties, anisotropy, stress state, etc
(iii) Hydraulic – suction, conductivity, etc
(iv) Thermal – expansion, conductivity, heat capacity, etc

Encouraged papers are those dealing with the inference of any of the aforementioned properties based on information acquired in-place.

Interested authors please submit your manuscript before 06/30/2014 to IJTST through or Please specify in the cover letter that the submission is in response to this special issue call. The review process will start immediately after your papers are received, and the accepted papers will be published in September and/or December 2014. Further inquiry regarding this call can be directed to the guest editor, Professor Levenberg:

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