Homepage
 

Home
Objectives
Elements
   Adaptable  Automated  Resilient  
Deployment
   Milestones  Strategy  
Projects
Documents
Key messages
Sister programmes
Aligned programmes
   Infravation  
News
Resources
Experts
Contacts

Projects

All the different projects within Forever Open Road (FOR) can be found here. Please contact  info@fehrl.org if you would like to add a project (Accessible for registered FEHRL staff only).

AQUAPLANNING RESILIENCE

Determining the risk of aquaplaning on federal highways taking into account climate change and the associated precipitation events


AQUAPLANNING RESILIENCE

This project is carried out in order to determine the risk of aquaplaning on federal highways in Germany. The aims of the project are to describe the influence of climate change on frequency and regional allocation of heavy rainfall events and to identify the road sections in the German highway network which are particularly affected by these precipitation events.

On behalf of the German Federal Highway Research Institute a research project for determining the risk of aquaplaning on federal highways in Germany is carried out at the University of Applied Sciences Gießen-Friedberg, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department for Road Design and Surveying. Head of department and project leader is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Bark.

Aims of the project are to describe the influence of climate change on frequency and regional allocation of heavy rainfall events and to identify the road sections in the German highway network which are particularly affected by these precipitation events.

Coming from this, the risk of aquaplaning on highway sections with poor drainage (especially in superelevation development sections) will be determined. Finally recommendations to reduce the risk of aquaplaning will be derived.

In the following intermediate results and further work steps are given:

- The quantity of days per year exceeding the rainfall intensities of i = 10 mm/h and i = 20 mm/h will increase significantly until the end of the 21st century.

- Some regions in Germany can be identified, which are particularly affected by those heavy precipitation events.

- Most of these regions, like the Black Forest, the Ruhr and the Alps, will suffer more heavy rainfall events than they already do today.

- Other regions, like the Thuringian Forest, are expected to become further areas of heavy precipitation in long-term consideration.

- For the affected regions highway sections with potentially poor drainage conditions (superelevation development sections) will be detected.

- Expected aquaplaning speeds for these road sections will be calculated by means of numerical computer simulation with the software PLANUS.

- Based on these results the increase of aquaplaning risk will be determined.

- Recommendations to reduce water film thickness will be derived taking into account alternative methods and constructions.

 
   

BASIC PROJECT DATA

project status finished
coordinating organisation BASt Federal Highway Research Institute
budget 0 €

PUBLIC CONTACT

contact to: Ursula Blume
address: BASt
phone: +49 2204-43122
e-mail: BlumeU@bast.de

PROJECT PROPERTIES

 

theme(s)

   Safety & Security
 

Partners

   BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute BASt
   University of Applied Sciences Gießen-Friedberg, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department for Road Design and Surveying
 

scope

   FOR
 

participating countries

   Germany


 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

more events
 

NEWS

07.03.2016
18.01.2016
11.01.2016
30.11.2015
21.04.2015
RSS more news
 

SHOWCASE

 
 
  footer