Reduce workers exposure to live traffic as well as construction machines, reduce the cost of repetitive tasks, and increase the safety of road users, while increasing the availability of the transport network.

Automatization of road paving processes

Pavement is the most representative and critical element of roads. Even if other discrete engineering structures like bridges or tunnels are also important, the pavement is the fundamental continuous engineering structure that has the duty to carry the whole road traffic throughout kilometers of road infrastructure. Therefore, within the Horizon 2020 project „InfraROB“ (Grant agreement ID: 955337), optimization and automation possibilities are investigated, which contribute to the improvement of safety, maintenance planning and paving processes.

The role of the TU Darmstadt is to contribute to the automation process in asphalt paving. To accomplish this, the influence of the paver screed's compaction units on the mix is to be systematically investigated in field tests. In order to gain an understanding of the compaction process during asphalt paving, various laboratory tests will be carried out to simulate the movement behavior of the screed. In addition, the process is to be mapped by numerical simulations in order to gain a detailed insight into the movements of the mix.

Projektpartner: Universidad de Vigo
RINA Consulting S.p.A.
Ingeniería Insitu S.L.
Infrastructure Management Consultants GmbH
Technische Hochschule Köln
MOBA Mobile Automation AG
NUOVA Tesi System SRL
Associazione Italiana dei Professionisti per la Sicurezza Stradale
TinyMobileRobots ApS
Autobahnen- und Schnellstraßen Finanzierungs-Aktiengesellschaft
Committee for European Construction Equipment
Forum des Laboratoires Nationaux Europeens de Recherche Routiere
TU Darmstadt, Institut für Verkehrswegebau