About the conference



In view of the high international interest in design and construction of sustainable pavement systems, the AM3P conference offers a unique international forum for exchange of ideas on  various approaches to predict pavement performance. It will promote linkages and interactions between material characterization methods, mechanistic modeling, and empirical predictions. The conference will emphasize comparisons between modeling results and observed performance.


The topics of the conference include experimental laboratory material characterization, field measurements and in-situ material characterization, constitutive modeling and simulation, empirical predictions, statistically sound calibration and validation methods, innovative pavement materials and interface systems, non-destructive measurement techniques, surface characterization, tire-surface interaction, pavement noise, pavement rehabilitation and case studies. 



San Antonio is chosen as the venue because it is central to Texas expansive roadway infrastructure and easily accessible from within the United States and Internationally. San Antonio is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country with over 31 million visitors per year.  The 2020 AM3P conference hotel is right on the Riverwalk providing easy access to historical landmarks and a multitude of dinning/entertainment opportunities.  



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THEME                                                        TOPIC                                                                                                           LEAD
11                              Modeling, performance prediction and design of rigid pavements                                                                      Lev Khazanovich
21                              Characterizing unbound aggregates for pavement design and performance prediction                                    Erol Tutumluer
22                              Modeling the performance of chemically and mechanically stabilized pavement foundations                           Erol Tutumluer
31                              Functional pavement characteristics and vehicle-pavement interaction                                                              Karim Chatti
32                              Monitoring and modeling techniques to predict performance of existing pavement structures                           Karim Chatti, Emin Kutay
33                              Advances and Evaluation of Pavement Analysis and Design Methodologies                                                      Elie Hajj and Ghassan Chehab
41                              Materials testing and performance modeling: calibration, verification, and validation                                         Yong-Rak Kim and Eshan Dave
42                              Research needs for design, modeling, and performance prediction of recycled and green materials                Zhen Leng and Rajib Mallick
43                              Innovations for assessing vulnerability to, or impacts of climate change and climate adaptation 

                                  technologies                                                                                                                                                           Theuns Henning and Baoshan Huang
45                              Multi-scale and multi-physics methods for performance prediction of paving materials                                      Shane Underwood and Yong-Rak Kim
51                              Assessing variability and uncertainty in the characterization, analysis or design of road materials

                                  and pavement structures                                                                                                                                       Silvia Caro
52                              Coupling mechanistic properties and probabilistic approaches to guide quality assurance practices               Katherine Petros
53                              Big data techniques for pavement performance prediction                                                                                  Wynand Steyn
61                              Chemo-mechanical tools for performance based design of binders                                                                    Mike Greenfield, Amit Bhasin, Katerina Varveri
62                              Genome based approaches to design asphalt mixtures                                                                                       Linbing Wang
70                              Others                                                                                                                                                                     Others

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