Research interests are in mechanistic modeling of pavement systems, including pavement dynamics and vehicle-pavement interaction, non-destructive pavement evaluation and dynamic back-calculation of asphalt and concrete pavement layer properties. Recent research includes pavement surface characterization, effects of pavement surface conditions and structure on rolling resistance and vehicle operating costs, and pavement continuous health monitoring using smart sensing technologies. Other research has encompassed evaluating mechanistic-empirical pavement design methods, investigating the effect of heavy trucks with large axle groups on pavement response and performance, using statistical analysis of pavement performance data for pavement management applications, and evaluating the effectiveness of pavement preservation treatments.
Robert G. Packard Award for Outstanding Paper on Concrete Pavement Design (2008)
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California-Berkeley 1992
M.S., Civil Engineering, Michigan State University 1987
B.S., Civil Engineering, Michigan State University 1985
Effect of Design and Site Factors on Fatigue Cracking of New Flexible Pavements in the LPTT SPS-1 Experiment, S.W. Haider and K. Chatti, Effect of Design and Site Factors on Fatigue Cracking of New Flexible Pavements in the LPTT SPS-1 Experiment, International Journal of Pavement Engineering Vol. 10, No. 3, 2009.
A Laboratory Investigation of the Effect of Multiple Axle and Truck Configurations on HMA Mixture Rutting, H. K. Salama, K. Chatti, International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 489-613, 2008.
Evaluation of the New Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide Rutting Models for Multiple Axle Loads, H. K. Salama, S. W. Haider and K. Chatti, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, TRR No. 2005, pp. 112-123, 2007.