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Publications



W. N. Houston, M. W. Mirza, C. E. Zapata, and S. Raghavendra., “Environmental Effects in Pavement Mix and Structural Design System”. Transportation Research Board, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP Web Document 113), 2007.

W. N. Houston, M. W. Mirza, C. E. Zapata, and S. Raghavendra., “Simulating the Effects of Hot Mix Asphalt Aging for Performance Testing and Pavement Structural Design”. Research Results Digest 324.  Transportation Research Board, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), October 2007.

Raghavendra, S., Zapata, C. E., Mirza, M. W., Houston, W. N., and M. W. Witczak. Verification and Improvement of the Rate of Asphalt Aging Simulated by AASHTO PP1-98 Protocol. In TRR: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1901, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2005.

Kaloush, K., Mirza, M. W., Uzan, J. and Witczak, M.W., “Specimen Instrumentation Techniques for Permanent Deformation Testing of Asphalt Mixtures.” Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, September 2001.

Mirza, M. W., Graul, R. A., Groeger, J, L., and Lopez, A., “Theoretical Evaluation of Poisson’s Ratio and Elastic Modulus Using the Indirect Tensile Test with Emphasis on Bituminous Mixtures”, Transportation Research Board, TRB 1590, 1997.

Mirza, M.W and Witczak, M.W., "Development of a Global Aging System for Short and Long Term Aging of Asphalt Cements", Annual Meeting of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, March 1995.

Witczak, M.W., Qi, X., and Mirza, M.W., "Use of Nonlinear Subgrade Modulus in AASHTO Design Procedure", Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, May/June 1995, (Best Paper Award for 1995).

Malik, A and Mirza, M.W., “Prediction of Compressive Strength of Cement Concrete by using ILT and the Developed Model”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers, Pakistan, The Pakistan Engineer, April 2000.

Malik, A and Mirza, M.W., “Development of a Model Relating Dynamic Modulus of UPVT and ILT”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers, Pakistan, The Pakistan Engineer, April 2000.

Witczak, M.W., Mirza, M.W., Qi X., "Upgrading the MDOT Project Level Life Cycle” -Cost Model for Flexible Pavement System", Maryland State Highway Administration, Contract No. AW93-359-046, February 1993.

Witczak, M.W. and Mirza, M.W., "Microcomputer Analysis for Project Level PMS Life Cycle Cost Studies of Rigid Pavements" Report No. FHWA/MD-93/01, March 1992.

Witczak, M. W. and Mirza, M.W., "Development of Master Data Base - Asphalt Cement Aging Study", SHRP A-005 (University of Maryland Subcontractor to Texas A&M), June 1992.

Witczak, M.W. and Mirza, M.W., "An Assessment of Asphalt Cement Property Changes Between Original and Mix/Laydown Conditions", SHRP A-005 (University of Maryland Subcontractor to Texas A&M), June 1992.

Witczak, M.W. and Mirza, M.W., "An Assessment of In-Situ Time Dependent Field Aging Properties of Asphalt Cement from Mix/Laydown Conditions" SHRP A-005 (University of Maryland Subcontractor to Texas A&M), June 1992.

Witczak, M.W. and Mirza, M.W., "Relationships Between the Performance of Asphalt Pavements and Asphalt Composition", Draft final Report Prepared for Maryland Department of Transportation, Contract No. AW-086-271-046, October 1989.

MS- Thesis

  1. Newtonian Behavior of Polymer Modified Asphalts.
  2. Age Hardening Characteristics of Locally Available Asphalt.
  3. Climatic Zoning of Pakistan for Asphalt Mix Design.
  4. Characterization of Locally Available Asphalt for Low Temperature Cracking.
  5. Rolling Plan of Islamabad-Lahore Motorway (M2) Using HDM-4.
  6. Mechanical Properties of Mix Using Marshall Apparatus
  7. Characterization of Locally Available Asphalt for Rutting Potential.