EUPAVE will soon release its new brochure...
EUPAVE will soon release its new brochure CONCRETE PAVEMENTS CONTRIBUTE to DECARBONASING of TRANSPORT
The new brochure highlights the contribution of concrete pavements to a sustainable European infrastructure by CO2 reduction in transportation. The reduced fuel consumption of heavy vehicles riding on a non-deformable pavement, based on several researches, leads to substantial savings in transport cost and emissions.
One of the studies mentioned in this publication is FUEL COST CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING TRUCK ROLLING RESISTANCE ON DIFFERENT PAVEMENT TYPES by Swedish researchers Mr. C.A. Lenngren and Mr. L. Fäldner, Lund University, Sweden. The paper was submitted at the 11th International Symposium on Concrete Roads, Seville, Spain, 2010. This study deals with assessing pavement hysteresis by evaluating falling weight deflectometer time histories. The results show that the energy lost in the asphalt pavement is four times higher than in the concrete pavement. The research supports choosing Portland cement concrete for high volume truck roads.
For more information on this research, which is still being continued, you can download paper here.