Research Unit Strassenwesen | Institute of Transportation

Vienna University of Technology

Research Field Structural Preservation (Maintenance)

Key Activities

  • Pavement condition survey and evaluation
  • Optimisation of structural and operational maintenance measures
  • Life cycle cost analysis as a basis for variant investigations
  • Development of the basics for the creation and revision of guidelines in road construction

Key Research Areas

  • Options for visual condition survey of flexible and rigid road surfaces
  • Development and testing of quality controls during the construction phase
  • Optimisation of the winter maintenance
  • Development of the lifecycle costs analysis of asphalt, concrete and block pavements

Current Research Projects

  • Investigation of the asphalt deterioration coused by Fiaker horses

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