Formation of road corrugation and ruts

Summary

The project aims at identifying the traffic conditions leading to the formation of road washboard and ruts.

Supervisor(s)

Dr Pierre Rognon

Research Location

Civil Engineering

Program Type

PHD

Synopsis

Traffic on unpaved and paved roads generates significant loads. These loads may lead to irreversible road surface damages such as corrugation, ruts and asphalt cracks, eventually impairing the trafficability. With this project, you will seek to understand the key factors leading to road damages including the type of road paving and the traffic conditions. The research will be based on state of the art Discrete Element numerical method, laboratory experiments and analytical modelling, which have been developed in our group.

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Keywords

granular materials, mechanics, physics, road engineering, Geotechnical Engineering

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2381

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