During the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the GITECO Research Group (University of Cantabria) presented a research on the performance of porous asphalt pavement for extreme weather conditions.
This annual renowned congress was held in Washington DC (USA) from 12 to 16 January gathering more than 13000 professionals from the transport sector. The GITECO team leaded by Prof. Daniel Castro-Fresno and Carlos Slebi-Acebedo (visiting researcher, Catholic University of Colombia). GITECO is leading the FORESEE research on the road pavement with the goal to achieve highest resilience results in case of extreme events.
The poster presented was entitled “A decision support model applied to additive selection in Porous Hot Mix Asphalt” and “Study of the effect of polyolefin-aramid fibers on PA mixtures” linked to the research outputs from WP3 on the performance of a PA mixture reinforced with polyolefin-aramid fibers. The functional and mechanical performance of the mixture was assessed by different volumetric and mechanical tests including total air voids, interconnected air voids, Cantabro particle loss in dry and wet conditions and binder drainage test
List of materials, results can be found here: PDF_TRB