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Testing Plants and Measuring Vehicles

Dynamic Full Scale Pavement Test Facilities
Two large indoor full scale pavement test facilities have been set up by the Federal Highway Research Institute for dynamic testing of entire pavement structures as well as individual material characteristics under defined boundary conditions. These test facilities enable the execution of dynamic accelerated load tests to assess the bearing capacity and the mechanical performance of different pavement structures with different materials.
„EFA“ evenness measuring vehicle for carriageway surface analysis - Longitudinal Height
The longitudinal evenness measuring system is an integral part of the combined “EFA” evenness measuring vehicle developed by the Federal Highway Research Institute for the purpose of registering longitudinal and transversal evenness on roads.
„EFA“ evenness measuring vehicle for carriageway surface analysis - Transversal Evenness
The transversal evenness measuring system is an integral part of the combined “EFA” evenness measuring vehicle developed by the Federal Highway Research Institute for the purpose of registering longitudinal and transversal evenness on roads.
Mobile Load Simulator MLS30
Accelerated Pavement Test (APT) facilities are being established around the world for the execution of accelerated and realistic load tests on pavement structures. In most cases, these tests are being conducted through the use of a rolling wheel load for load application.
SKM – Sideway Force Traction Measurement System
To determine traction with the highest possible accuracy and comparability, special tyres are used to conduct measurements under defined conditions. Lateral forces are measured by a wheel skewed at a defined angle.

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