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Estonian Journal of Engineering

Tire and pavement wear interaction monitoring for road performance indicators; pp. 324–335

Full article in PDF format | doi: 10.3176/eng.2012.4.04

Authors
Kati Kõrbe Kaare, Kristjan Kuhi, Ott Koppel

Abstract

The design, building and maintenance of national roads constitute a substantial part of the government budget. Taking into account the magnitude and importance of these investments, the expedience, efficiency and sustainability of roads are of great public interest and their per­formance should be measured. For performance assessment of roads or road sections it is important to gather data about different key performance indicators. Flexible pavements deteriorate under traffic loads and climate effects. This effect depends on the technology and materials of the road, but the greatest effects depend on traffic loads and volumes. Systems can be developed to give information about tire wearing and its impact on the pavement wearing. To ensure traffic safety, especially in countries with cold climate, it is very important to gather continuously data about tire tread wear. New technologies have made it possible to integrate the measuring of tire tread wear and tire type on roads continuously and present new opportunities to monitor and analyse conditions of tires. This paper is part of a road performance measurement system presenting a concept for input data collecting.


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