The OECD's Road Transport Research Programme has launched a major study of the effects of heavy vehicle dynamic loading on road and bridge wear. The two year study, known as DIVINE, is expected to lead to improved heavy transport vehicle construction, and improvements to road pavement construction and maintenance. DIVINE involves some 17 OECD member countries, and includes specialists in vehicles, pavements, bridges, road management and transport policy. Interlinked research projects are being carried out in nine countries with co-ordination centres in Paris and London. The OECD DIVINE Programme consists of six inter-related Research Elements and aims to: (i) provide means for identifying and assessing road-friendly vehicles and (ii) quantify the improvements in road life obtainable through the use of road-friendly vehicles. A corollary of this is freight vehicles. This paper summarises the background, objectives, structure and potential payoffs of the DIVINE Programme. (a) For the covering entry of this Conference, see IRRD abstract no. 868186.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00717818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0-7310-3630-1
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1996 12:00AM