In-situ Performance Testing

Within this area, we link laboratory experimental results to long-term performance in roads . We use mobile load simulator MMLS3 (and formerly the MLS10) to accelerate damage of pavements. We install sensors and use non-destructive procedures to monitor the structural response in field conditions (temperature, strains, deformations, etc.). We deal with the reliability of structural dimensioning of roads and also with the accuracy and application of weight in motion systems for heavy truck survey, experimental and theoretical research on damage mechanisms, failure analysis and modeling. We provide the scientific background for efficient maintenance and rehabilitation. We collaborate to provide in-situ validation for laboratory test results.