It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that the Instituto de la Construcción y Gerencia (ICG) publishes the new version of the book “Ingeniería de Pavimentos”, which presents an organized and updated selection of valuable topics for professionals who develop their professional activity in Pavement Engineering.

In this new version there have been important improvements, more content and new applications; therefore we have seen it convenient to publish it in three volumes; volume 1 called “Materials” (fifth edition); volume 2 called “Design Variables” (first edition) and volume 3 called “Pavement Design” (second edition).


Ing. J. Rafael Menéndez Acurio, Ph.D., P.E.


1. Introduction
1.1 Contents of the book
1.2 What is pavement design?
1.3 Stages of pavement design
1.4 Pavement functions and components
1.5 Principles of pavement design
1.6 Design methods
1.7 History of pavements
1.8 Pavement types
1.9 Pavement type selection
1.10 Maintenance and rehabilitation
1.11 Critical design issues
1.12 Norms and standards
1.13 Roads in Peru
1.14 Roads worldwide
1.15 References

2. Foundation and subgrade soil
2.1 Geotechnical investigation program
2.2 Field investigation
2.3 Laboratory investigation
2.4 Design Subgrade for Flexible Pavements
2.5 Design subgrade for rigid pavements
2.6 Mechanistic Empirical Mechanistic Method MEPDG
2.7 Special conditions
2.8 Design sections
2.9 References

3. Granular materials and aggregates
3.1 Types and sources of aggregates
3.2 Production of aggregates
3.3 Properties of aggregates
3.4 Granular bases and sub-bases
3.5 Laboratory testing
3.6 Embankment and rock fill materials
3.7 Base, subbase and subgrade materials 3.8 Materials for surface treatments
3.8 Materials for surface treatments
3.9 References

4. Asphalt mixtures
4.1 Asphalt mixture composition
4.2 Types of asphalt mixtures
4.3 Chemical composition of asphalts
4.4 Asphalt cements
4.5 Tests on asphalt cements
4.6 Diluted asphalts and asphalt emulsions 4.7 Modified asphalts
4.7 Modified asphalts
4.8 MTC General Specification Requirements
4.9 Tests on hot mix asphalts
4.10 Selection of Asphalt Concrete Mix Type
4.11 Hot mix asphalt mix design
4.12 Effect of mix composition on mix performance
4.13 References

5. Hydraulic Concrete
5.1 Commonly used standards for hydraulic concrete
5.2 Characteristics and Requirements of Hydraulic Concrete Components
5.3 Concrete properties
5.4 Strength and deformation properties
5.5 New concrete technology
5.6 Mix design
5.7 References

– Conversion factors
– International system of units
– Roman numerals
– ASTM abbreviations and symbols
– International System Prefixes
– Nomenclature
– Abbreviations
– Web Pages of Interest
– Glossary of Terms



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