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Adaptation of the road infrastructure to climate change

  • The road transport infrastructure is facing many challenges and the subsequent adaptation of the infrastructure is of utmost concern. These challenges are as follows: globalization, sustainability, technological and demographic change, an increase in goods transport and climate change. Various climate projections predict changing climatic parameters such as temperature, precipitation and wind speed for Germany. This could have severe impacts on road transport infrastructure as well as road traffic itself. At the Federal Highway Research Institute (Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen), a strategy was developed to adapt roads and engineering structures to the impacts of climate change. The strategy "Anpassung der Straßenverkehrsinfrastruktur an den Klimawandel /Adaptation of road traffic infrastructure to climate change (AdSVIS)" currently comprises about 15 projects. Adaptation measures are to be developed for the identified risk areas and consequently their effectiveness has to be assessed.

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Author:Markus Auerbach, Hermann Carina
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2018/10/31
Contributing corporation:Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Institut für Angewandte Biowissenschaften
Release Date:2018/10/31
Tag:Forschungsarbeit; Klimawandel; Risikobewertung; Verkehrsinfrastruktur; Veränderung
Climate change; Modification; Research project; Risk assessment; Transport infrastructure
Volltext auch verfügbar unter: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119318613.ch14
Source:Materials and Infrastructure 2, Vol. 5B, S. 193-206
Institutes:Abteilung Straßenbautechnik / Abteilung Straßenbautechnik
Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 15 Umwelt
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 20 Planung und Entwurf von Verkehrsinfrastruktur

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