Installation Section

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      The Institute of Road Engineering has its own test and demonstration facility. On this test site with a length of 40 m and a width of 3 m, installation tests can be carried out as full-scale tests. The complete equipment chain consisting of a road paver (Vögele SUPER 800-3i), a tandem vibration drum (Hamm HD 10 VV) and a milling machine (Wirtgen W 500) is available for this purpose. Under real paving conditions, for example, new construction materials and methods can be tested and optimisations of the construction machinery as well as the paving process can be analysed by means of experiments.


      • Paving of asphalt base layers, asphalt binder layers and asphalt wearing courses
      • Installation of hydraulically bound layers (HGT)
      • Installation of unbound layers
      • Testing of new construction methods and building materials incl. load tests
      • Optimization of construction machinery and construction processes
      • Removal of drill cores, large-sized specimens and milled material
      • Reference for laboratory compaction processes
      • Closing the gap between laboratory and practice
      • Training and demonstration events

      Characteristic data

      • Installation length: 40 m
      • Paving width: 3.0 m
      • Maximum superstructure thickness (including FSS): 1 m
      • Paver: Vögele SUPER 800-3i
      • Roller: Hamm HD 10 VV
      • Milling machine: Wirtgen W 500