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.
Research and Development
- Optimal recycling of reclaimed asphalt pavement (ORRAP)
- VSS_2016/324 Characterization of dynamic interlayer bond
- VSS_2015/312 Evaluation of a test method to determine the resistance against aggregate loss of semi-dense asphalt concrete
- ASTRA 2011/011_OBF application of asphalt interlayers for road pavements