Road Materials and Pavements

We support road owners and industry by answering applied research and development question regarding short- and long-term performance of pavement systems and pavement components. This involves mixture design for mechanical and durability driven peformance boosting, evaluation of material components, experimental and theoretical evaluation of reinforcements (fibers, grids), understanding the mechanics of static and dynamic interlayer bond, evaluation of traditional and alternative road structures, developing tools for assessing fatigue, cracking, rutting and ravelling, research for improving durability, understanding of compaction mechanisms, active involvement in stadartization, evaluation and improvement of low cost pavements (e.g. for low volume roads), improving tchnologies for traditional recycling.