Structural pavement assessment in Germany

  • The aging structure as well as the considerable increase of heavy-traffic load on Germany's motorways and trunk roads encourages the use of innovative, sound and reliable methods for the structural assessment on network level as well as on project level. Essential elements for this are data, which allow a reliable assessment. For a holistic approach to structural pavement assessment performance orientated measurements will be necessary. In combination with functional parameters as well as write-down models, strategically motivated decision making processes will be useful combined with technically motivated decision processes. For the application at the network level, the available methods for performance orientated measurements are still challenging, as they are based either on testing drill-cores or on non traffic speed methods. In recent years significant innovation steps have been made to bring traffic speed bearing capacity measurements and methods for evaluating pavement structures on the road. The paper summarizes the actual assessment procedures in Germany as well as the ongoing work on the development and implementation of new methods and techniques.

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Author:Lutz Pinkofsky, Dirk Jansen
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2018/09/11
Release Date:2018/09/11
Tag:Belastung; Bemessung des Straßenoberbaus; Deutschland; Oberflächentextur; Verfahren
Germany; Load; Pavement design; Surface texture; Test method
Source:Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering 12 (2018), 2, S. 183-191
Institutes:Abteilung Straßenbautechnik / Abteilung Straßenbautechnik
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 21 Planung von Verkehrsinfrastruktur
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 50 Bauarbeiten

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