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The Report of COST Action 325 describes the research carried out to establish the operational requirements for equipment capable of measuring and evaluating the surface distress and load bearing capacity of roads at traffic speeds. Thirteen countries participated in this four-year study. The study initially involved a questionnaire survey of European countries in which present methods of evaluating surface distress and load bearing capacity were assessed and needs were identified. Secondly a review of the literature on state of the art equipment and on-going developments was undertaken. Finally, the information on needs and developments was analysed to define the technical and operational requirements of equipment that would meet the present and foreseeable future needs of road network managers. The report concludes the fully automated high-speed equipment for assessment for surface distress and load bearing capacity could be available for routine use within a period of about eight years.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17547 EN (1997) 227pp., FS, ECU 24.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-0307-4
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