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Maintenance of cracked pavements within the format project

Title: Maintenance of cracked pavements within the format project
Author(s): M. L. Antunes, A. van Dommelen, P. Sanders, J. M. Balay, E. L. Gamiz
Paper category : conference
Book title: Fifth International RILEM Conference on Reflective Cracking in Pavements
Editor(s): C. Petit, I.L. Al-Qadi and A. Millien
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-47-0
e-ISBN: 2912143764
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 45 - 52
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 4
Language: English

Abstract: The FORMAT project (Fully Optimised Road Maintenance) is designed to enhance the efficiency and safety of the European road network by providing the means to reduce the number, duration and size of road works for pavement maintenance purposes. Four topics key to road pavement maintenance form the subject of this extensive research effort: maintenance techniques, cost benefit analysis, safety at roadworks and pavement condition monitoring. Part of the research being conducted includes the assessment of methods for maintaining cracked pavements. This paper focuses on accelerated load testing in full scale facilities at TRL (UK) and LCPC (France) of treatments that will address cracking and on the construction of a pilot trial on a motorway in Spain.The maintenance treatments being evaluated in the accelerated load tests are wheel track inlays of high modulus binder course under a thin surfacing at TRL and a thin surfacing incorporating a geogrid at LCPC. In the pilot trial on a motorway in southern Spain, the construction of asphalt overlays incorporating geogrids laid over jointed concrete pavements will be evaluated. This paper describes the experiments conducted and presents the results achieved so far.

Online publication: 2004-04-15
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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