THE OBJECTIVES OF A FATIGUE CIRCULAR TEST TRACK IN FRENCH ROAD RESEARCH. LPC REPORTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FULL-SCALE ROAD TESTS, ZURICH (SWITZERLAND), MAY 1982

LES OBJECTIFS D'UN MANEGE DE FATIGUE DANS LE CADRE DE LA RECHERCHE ROUTIERE FRANCAISE

The author describes the role of the fatigues circular test track from the Nantes Laboratory in Road Research in France. Some modifications have taken place between 1973, date of the feasibility study, and the present time when the track is being put at the disposal of research workers. The initial aim of the equipment was to verify new pavement design methods for heavily trafficked roads. It will enable in-depth studies of pavement deterioration to be carried out and maintenence techniques for existing roads to be defined. In order to conduct the necessary research as efficiently as possible, planning over several years is essential. As an example the author describes a 3-year programme on pavement mechanics investigations. The aim of this programme is to create a balance between comparative tests and experiments, the objective of which is to improve road maintenance techniques. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Central Laboratory of Bridges & Highways, France

    75732 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • DeBoissoudy, A
  • Publication Date: 1983-10

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 3-20
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: CR-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM