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Symposium on thin asphalt layers, road surfaces of the future?

On Tuesday March 29, 2011, BRRC will host a seminar on the results of the OPTHINAL (Optimization Thin Asphalt Layers) project.  This project investigated how the choice of materials and mix design can affect the performance of Thin Asphalt Layers.

 

Thin asphalt layers (TAL) are cost- and eco-effective, have excellent skid resistance, abate rolling noise, and can be laid rapidly. They have been used in and outside Europe for some fifteen years, in spite of a few drawbacks such as some susceptibility to fretting and a risk of debonding from the binder course.

To optimize knowledge on, and the performance of, these surface courses, present know-how and experience in the field of TAL were pooled in a project under the acronym OPTHINAL (Optimization Thin Asphalt Layers). It was also investigated how the choice of materials and mix design can affect the performance of TAL. The project was carried out under the ERA-NET ROAD programme, by a consortium formed by the Danish DRI as project leader and the Swedish VTI and BRRC as partners. It was completed in December 2010.

The members of the project team will present the results of their research in BRRC’s auditorium at Sterrebeek (Belgium). English will be the working language. The target audience includes all road professionals – contractors, asphalt manufacturers, engineering consultants, regional, provincial and municipal road managers, etc.

Please see the programm below:

9.00 Reception (with coffee) 
10.00 Welcome C. Van Rooten (BRRC)
10.10 ERA-NETROAD C. Pecharda (FFG)
10.20 Defining the OPTHINAL project M. Wendel (STA)
10.35 Carrying out the OPTHINAL project  J. Kragh (DRI)
10.50 An overview of the use of TAL*    U. Sandberg (VTI)
11.15 Coffee break 
11.35 Mix design and application  E. Nielsen/E. Olesen (DRI)
12.00 Case study: TAL in The Netherlands J. Groenendijk
12.15 Discussion 
12.25 Lunch break 
13.25  Life Cycle Costing (LCC) of TAL R. Karlsson (VTI)
13.50 Environmental and safety aspects of TAL
• Sustainability
• Surface properties: noise / rolling resistance
• Work environment 
• E. Nielsen (DRI) / B. Kalman (VTI)
• L. Goubert (BRRC)
• B. Kalman (VTI)
14.35 The way forward: optimization of TAL S. Vansteenkiste (OCW)
15.05 Coffee break 
15.25 Recommendations E. Nielsen/E. Olesen (DRI)
15.45 Discussion 
16.15 Closure 

To access the registration page, please click here.

 

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