New innovations in pavement materials and engineering: A review on pavement engineering research 2021

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Sustainable and resilient pavement infrastructure is critical for current economic and environmental challenges. In the past 10 years, the pavement infrastructure strongly supports the rapid development of the global social economy. New theories, new methods, new technologies and new materials related to pavement engineering are emerging. Deterioration of pavement infrastructure is a typical multi-physics problem. Because of actual coupled behaviors of traffic and environmental conditions, predictions of pavement service life become more and more complicated and require a deep knowledge of pavement material analysis. In order to summarize the current and determine the future research of pavement engineering, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition) has launched a review paper on the topic of “New innovations in pavement materials and engineering: A review on pavement engineering research 2021”. Based on the joint-effort of 43 scholars from 24 well-known universities in highway engineering, this review paper systematically analyzes the research status and future development direction of 5 major fields of pavement engineering in the world. The content includes asphalt binder performance and modeling, mixture performance and modeling of pavement materials, multi-scale mechanics, green and sustainable pavement, and intelligent pavement. Overall, this review paper is able to provide references and insights for researchers and engineers in the field of pavement engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-999
Number of pages185
JournalJournal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • Asphalt binder
  • Asphalt mixture
  • Green and sustainable pavement
  • Intelligent pavement
  • Modeling of pavement materials
  • Multi-scale mechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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