Pavement Engineering

The education and research programmes of the Pavement Engineering section concentrate on the characterization of pavement materials, the design, construction, and maintenance of different types of pavements. The PhD research is mainly oriented towards the ageing and healing response of asphalt mixtures, the rejuvenation and recycling techniques of asphalt mixtures, the tire-pavement interaction, the mechanical response of pavement structures. In addition, research is also performed on soil stabilization via various techniques. MSc students are welcomed to participate in these research projects for their theses. MSc students are also quite often involved in smaller research projects which are initiated by industry and are tuned in such a way that they fit with the time available for a thesis. The section is equipped with the state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities. The experimental facilities cover all the sacles, from nano CT scans to LINTRACK accelerated pavement tester. The powerful computational facilities enable us to develop advanced numerical models for research at all these scales.

Chair: The Pavement Engineering section is chaired by Sandra Erkens.