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Accelerated load testing of pavements: HVS-NORDIC tests in Sweden 1999
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2001 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

In 1997 Finland and Sweden jointly invested in a Heavy Vehicle Simulator,

HVS, from South Africa.

After the first period in Finland the HVS-NORDIC was moved to Sweden and VTI

(Swedish National

Road & Transport Research Institute) in Linkoping in September 1998.

A program for research co-operation in the area of accelerated pavement

testing has been agreed

between Finland and Sweden covering the years 1997-2003.

The general objective of the research co-operation is to learn more about

pavement response and

pavement performance. A second but most important objective is to learn about

the HVS-machine itself

and the way it simulate traffic and deteriorate pavements and how this is

related to real pavement


During the first year in Sweden, 1999, tests were performed as planned in the

research program on

typical Swedish low volume road structures. The results from these tests are

presented in this report.

The HVS-NORDIC is a mobile linear full-scale accelerated pavement-testing

machine (HVS Mark

IV). At VTI there is an indoors full-scale pavement test facility where

pavements can be constructed by

ordinary road construction machines.

During the first year in Sweden four structures were tested. The first two

tests (SE01 and SE02) were

performed on newly built pavements (gravel/bitumen type with thin asphalt

surface layers) while the

other two were performed after rehabilitation of the first two after

completed tests. The rehabilitation

measure was milling and levelling (overlay in the milled area) of the surface

layer to get a new even

surface without rutting.

The results evaluated in this report are the results from the pavement

performance measurements,

(rutting and deformation). A large amount of data has been collected during

the pavement response

measurements. These data, stresses, strains and deflections during a variety

of test conditions will be

used later for comparison of the test structures and for analysis of

relations between pavement response

and pavement performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI rapport 477A , 2001.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
English, Sweden, Pavement, Deterioration, Deflection, Simulation, Load, Accelerated, Test, Research project
Research subject
Road: Highway design, Road: Surfacing; Road: Highway design, Road: Pavement design
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6339Archive number: VV AL90 A 2000:23393OAI: diva2:675215
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