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Research Report 198 Comparison of accelerated pavement test facilities in New Zealand and Australia

Published: | Category: Activity management , CAPTIF , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This report presents the findings from a review of the operation and completed projects conducted at the Canterbury Accelerated Pavement Testing Indoor Facility (CAPTIF) and the Australian Accelerated Loading Facility (ALF).

A test was undertaken at CAPTIF in 1999, where a granular material was imported from Australia and tested under CAPTIF loading.

The material had been previously tested by ALF. The results from this test show that the performance of the material was similiar under loading by both devices, allowing for differences in the testing environments.

The strengths and weaknesses of both facilities are compared and the possibilities for collaboration and technology transfer between the two facilities are explored.

Keywords: accelerated pavement testing, pavement, granular materials evaluations

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  • Published: 2001
  • Reference: 198