سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۵

محل انتشار: سومین همایش قیر و آسفالت ایران

تعداد صفحات: ۱۳

نویسنده(ها):

L.du plessis –
N.F.Coetzee –
T.P.Hoover –
J.T.Harvey –

چکیده:

The purpose of this paper is two fold. First, it will provide a brief description of the technological developments involved in the Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS) accelerated pavement testing equipment.
This covers the period from concept in the late 1960’s , to current state – of – the art HVS Mk-IV Plus and HVC-A Mk-V . Second, an overview of the research performed by the carious accelerated testing programs currently using the HVS ad their accelerated tool will be provided. The overview will focus on the southAfrican experience, where the HVS was developed. Brief descriptions of HVS research and summaries from other programs worldwide are also provided . these include the partnered Pavement . Research Center (California), the U.S Army Corps of Engineering Research and Development Center (CRREL and WES), the Swedish and Finnish HVS-Nordic program and the Florida DOT HVS test programs.