AuthorWinter, MariusMollenbauer, KonradGraziani, AndreaMignini, ChiaraGiancontieri, GaspareLo Presti, DavideBjurström, HenrikKalman, BjörnHornych, PierreGaudefroy, Vincent
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Design of flexible pavements with cold recycled asphalt bases: Comparison of five national approaches
(Proceedings of 8th Transport Research Arena TRA 2020, April 27-30, 2020)
The Application of reclaimed asphalt is becoming increasingly important in the European Road Network. Beside the conventional recycling options (i. e. hot asphalt mixtures), cold recycling has been successfully applied in numerous road structures within the secondary and the main road network. However, the standard design procedures for common pavement materials as well as the approaches for cold recycling differ from one country to another. The comparison of five national pavement design procedures shows, that different design approaches may result in similar pavement structures for standard road materials (here: hot asphalt mixtures). The available specifications for pavement design with cold recycled materials indicate generally a surplus of thickness compared to standard structures. This varying surplus in thickness indicates different safety conditions applied in the analysed countries. In order to validate the existing pavement design procedures for cold recycling materials, two options will be followed. On the one hand mechanistic pavement design is applied which allows the calculation of required layer thicknesses. On the other hand, pavement design based on empirical values can be used.