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Poroelastic Road Surfaces - State of The Art

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Poroelastic Road Surfaces (PERS) constitute a specific group of pavements containing a great amount of crumbled rubber. In most cases rubber aggregate constitutes about 20% of the mixture (by weight) and a polyurethane resin is used as a binder. As a result, PERS is characterized by a much higher elasticity than asphalt and a high porosity typical for drainage pavements. Due to this, tire/road noise is greatly reduced and on top of this, rubber aggregate that is obtained from scrapped car tires is utilized with advantage for the environment. The paper presents a historical outline of attempts of creating poroelastic surfaces, discusses problems that have already been solved and remaining problems. The results of the PERSUADE project funded within 7th EU Framework Programme have also been discussed, where 6 small scale and 8 full scale test sections have been created, some of which were quickly destroyed while others are still existing. The basic problem with PERS is the relatively low durability of this pavement. This problem manifests itself both by debonding PERS surface from its base layer and by degrading of the PERS material by loosening of the aggregate (raveling). In the opinion of the authors of this paper, to improve the durability of PERS, some changes in the method of joining this pavement to the under-layers should be developed. Improvement may be achieved by introducing an additional fiber-reinforced interface layer optimized on one side to bind to the asphalt pavement and on the opposite side to be joined to PERS. It is also important to test the possibility of using a binder different than polyurethane that will join the mineral aggregate with the rubber aggregate in a better way and improve surface treatment of aggregate and rubber particles. So far the tested PERS pavements have shown unrivaled performance in terms of noise reduction for car tyres. Compared to reference surfaces, noise reduction is up to 12 dB, making PERS surfaces the quietest pavement that exists. The rolling resistance of passenger car tyres on PERS surfaces is similar to the existing asphalt and concrete pavements but unfortunately, on high side of it. Regrettably, the rolling resistance of the truck tires is significantly higher on PERS surfaces than on classic surfaces. An additional valuable feature of PERS pavements is its positive impact on safety in the event of a vehicle fire associated with spillage of fuel.

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publikacja w wydawnictwie zbiorowym recenzowanym (także w materiałach konferencyjnych)
Tytuł wydania:
Proceedings of the Rubberized Asphalt Asphalt Rubber 2018 Conference strony 625 - 643
Język:
angielski
Rok wydania:
2018
Opis bibliograficzny:
Świeczko-Żurek B., Goubert L., Ejsmont J., Ronowski G.: Poroelastic Road Surfaces - State of The Art// Proceedings of the Rubberized Asphalt Asphalt Rubber 2018 Conference/ ed. Jorge B. Sousa, George Way, Alex Visser Portugal: , 2018, s.625-643
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Politechnika Gdańska

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