Design and construction of sustainable pavements: Austrian and German two-layer concrete pavements

Derek Tompkins, Lev Khazanovich, Michael I. Darter, Walter Fleischer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Scopus citations

Abstract

Several recent efforts in U.S. pavement research deal with creating sustainable technologies and designs that use composite pavements, that is, pavements with heterogeneous asphalt, concrete layers, or both, resulting from new construction. Although there are several asphalt-over-concrete composites in the United States, in the case of two-layer portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements there has been little research or expertise in the United States despite the wide acceptance of two-layer PCC as a solution for pavements in parts of the European Union (EU). The EU experience is described in this paper in terms of German and Austrian case studies. After the case studies, the major benefits of two-layer PCC and potential challenges in importing, adapting, and implementing German and Austrian techniques are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-85
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number2098
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Design and construction of sustainable pavements: Austrian and German two-layer concrete pavements'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this