Basic Research on Polymeric Materials and Innovative Production and Installation Technologies for Road Surface Systems
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The aim of the project "Basic research into polymeric materials and innovative production and installation technologies for road surface systems" is the basic research into new materials for rollable road surfaces and also its installation and production technologies and processes. Through interdisciplinary collaboration between public and industrial research institutions and companies the potential will be evaluated.
A basic research focusses on the usage of polymer-based materials in combination with textile reinforcement structures. The durability and service properties, the grip and, in particular, the acoustic properties of common noise-reducing road surfaces, such as porous asphalt, must be significantly surpassed. The aim is to achieve a permanent noise-reducing effect with an acoustic and structural service life of several years.
The surface is designed as a multi-layer structure to meet the requirements of the acoustic properties known from previous projects. A top texture layer reduces sound generation, while an absorption layer underneath absorbs additional noise.
As part of the HighTechMatBau funding initiative, various innovative design methods for roads were developed. One of them is the noise-reducing INNO-PAVE surface, which will be presented in the following video.
On the website of duraBast, a facility of the Federal Highway Research Institute, further impressions of the implementation of an INNO-PAVE's demonstrator on a real scale can be gained: DURABAST-Invesigation
During the implementation of the INNO-PAVE project, we were able to rely on helpful support from interested companies. We would therefore like to express our sincere thanks to:
- The company Rheinlabor GmbH for the extraordinary and extensive support during the installation work on the duraBast site
- The company BLASTRAC for the support during the grinding work of the absorption layer
- The company GL Arbeitsbühnenverleih for the good training in the use of working platforms
- The company Hyperion for the dialogues regarding the recycling methods of the used materials
- The Street Cleaning Company of the City of Bergisch Gladbach for the cleaning work on the duraBast site
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) represented by the project executing agency VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH
RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Applied Mechanics (IFAM)
RWTH Aachen University, Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA)
SWARCO Limburger Lackfabrik GmbH
Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)
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