This conference focuses on the causes, development, and maintenance / rehabilitation of pavement cracking, as well as techniques for abating pavement cracking. It will include contributions on theoretical modeling, experimental research, and case history studies on cracks in flexible, rigid, and composite pavements.


  • Initiation and propagation of cracks including modeling, calibration, and validation
  • Top-down and bottom-up crack mechanisms
  • Laboratory testing techniques and evaluation effectiveness
  • In-situ experimental studies: field construction and rehabilitation techniques to inhibit pavement cracking
  • Performance of crack preventative techniques and pavement service life prediction
  • Construction approaches and their relation to crack development
  • Crack surveys and nondestructive evaluation
  • New design techniques

General Information

Conference Secretariat

Leslie Elble
Illinois Center for Transportation
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
1611 Titan Drive
Rantoul, IL 61866
Phone: (217) 893-0705
Fax: (217) 893-0601

Scientific Information

Imad L. Al-Qadi
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
1203 Newmark Laboratory
205 North Mathews, MC-250
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217)265-0427
Fax: (217)333-1924

Detail info: Sixth RILEM