Publications Routes/Roads Road pavements

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of road pavements. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Analytical design of thin surfaced asphalt pavements in Germany

    This article presents a new mechanistic-empirical design approach for thin asphalt layer pavements. The design approach was developed by focusing on limiting the main sources of rutting of unbound granular pavements.

  • Taking decisions in the rehabilitation of flexible pavements based on non-destructive measurements

    The present paper outlines a proposal that allows to develop an intervention approach with regard to the rehabilitation of the pavement, as well as the determination of the thicknesses of reinforcement, based on the deflection bowl parameters.

  • New pavement types reduce rolling resistance

    This article describes how the implementation of a new asphalt pavement type reducing the rolling resistance enabled the reduction in CO 2 emissions in Denmark.

  • Quebec gives its full support to cycling!

    The province of Quebec's population of nearly 8 million is concentrated in the Saint-Laurent Valley. Quebec residents must contend with harsh winter conditions that heavily limit bicyclists' activity. Yet despite this constraint, a cycling culture has been ingrained throughout the province unlike any other in North America. Over half of all adult Quebecois ride bikes, with more than a third getting out to pedal at least once a week. The number of cyclists using their bikes for transportation in [...]

  • Corrosion-induced degradation of reinforced concrete structures: from understanding the phenomena to monitoring the structures

    A major challenge in the area of bridge management consists of controlling the structures' lifetime while maintaining serviceability; this responsibility necessitates the right set of tools for comprehending, monitoring and predicting the evolution of their structural condition. Among the asset of civil engineering structures, concrete construction tends to be the most widespread. Controlling the aging of such structures has thus become a major economic consideration. Limited knowledge of degradation [...]

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