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Photo of the road model at the Federal Highway Research Institute

Testing Plants and Measuring Vehicles

Demonstration, Investigation and Reference Area of the BASt

One of BASt’s main tasks is to create the conditions required to prepare German roads for the challenges arising for the future from increased freight traffic, climate change, the energy transition, resource scarcity etc. The objective is to be able to build and operate a safe, reliable, low-emission and sustainable road infrastructure. The new duraBASt is an essential test facility when pursuing this objective.

Demonstration, Investigation and Reference Area of the BASt (refer to: Demonstration, Investigation and Reference Area of the BASt)

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.

Dynamic Full Scale Pavement Test Facilities (refer to: Dynamic Full Scale Pavement Test Facilities)

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.

Mobile Load Simulator (refer to: Mobile Load Simulator MLS30)

Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD)

The FWD process is used to determine the mechanical condition and thus for a qualitative assessment of road pavements.

Foto des Messfahrzeugs FWD (refer to: Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD))