Measures for improving resilience of pavements - Technical Report
This report discusses resilience in pavements with regard to various vulnerability issues resulting from disruptions or hazards due to climate change, vehicular traffic, and natural and human-caused disasters. For the purpose of this report, resilience is approached from a “bottom up” or object level perspective.
The possible impacts of the three categories of pavement stressors mentioned above—climate change, vehicular traffic, and natural and human-caused disasters—are described. Several measures to increase the resilience of pavements against these impacts are contemplated in this report. Although a given measure may be a useful solution for mitigating multiple adverse impacts of these stressors, measures are described separately with respect to each application area. The measures to increase resilience are grouped by pavement type: asphalt pavements, concrete pavements, and base layers.
These measures can be applied during the design phase of a pavement by using innovative materials, or by using an adapted design method, taking into account more extreme parameters such as increasing temperatures and more aggressive traffic loads.
- Date: 2023
- Author(s): Comité technique / Technical Committee / Comité Técnico 2020-2023 4.1 Chaussées / Pavements / Pavimentos
- Domain(s): Road Pavements
- Type: 2023R20EN - Technical Report
- PIARC Ref.: 2023R20EN
- ISBN: 978-2-84060-792-2
- Number of pages: 46