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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).

   
  GERMAN BIM FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE - Provision of road and building data for the analysis of the impact of climate change
GERMAN BIM FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE In order to plan suitable preventative measurements for the German road infrastructure on time regarding the impact of climate change on the condition of infrastructure, an extensive database with all relevant road and bridge data as well as all climatic data is needed. All available data sources are evaluated and fed into this central road database.
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  HEROAD - Holistic Evaluation of Road Assessment
HEROAD

Heroad has investigated the holistic process (the combination of individual components, levels of assessment and the inclusion of a life cycle perspective) to incorporate new challenges into asset management.


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  HYDRAULICS RESEARCH ROADMAP - Hydraulics Research Roadmap
HYDRAULICS RESEARCH ROADMAP

The hydraulics research roadmap holds a consistant and comprehensive long term plan for improving storm resistant darainage channels. Projects contained are (not limited): # “Flexible skin sheer stress and pressure sensor” # “Volumetric Particle Image Velocimetry (VPIV) System for experimental Bridge Scour Research,” # “smart balls for culvers” # “Volumetric Particle Image Velocimetry (VPIV) System for experimental Bridge Scour Research” # “Flexible Skin Areal Shear Stress and Pressure Sensing System for Experimental Bridge Scour Research”


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  INDUCTION HEALING - Induction healing of porous asphalt
INDUCTION HEALING

In order to increase the life span of porous asphalt, Rijkswaterstaat is undertaking a technical trial with a new ZOAB (porous asphalt) mixture in which steel fibres are mixed in the bitumen binder. This allows an in situ rejuvenating heat treatment of the road surface by means of induction. By passing a large scale induction plate over the road surface, the steel fibres are heated as well as the bitumen in which they are mixed, the latter should regain their original suppleness and the life span of the road will be prolonged. The trial started on the 11th of December on highway A58 near Vlissingen and is carried out in collaboration with market parties, TNO and Technical University of Delft.


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  Inductive Charging - Inductive Charging Applications for Electric Vehicles
Inductive Charging

Examination of the feasibility, efficiency and practical applicability of inductive charging for electric vehicles, focussing both on stationary applications for cars (parked charging) and dynamic applications for buses (charging while driving).


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  INROADS - INtelligent Renewable Optical ADvisory System
INROADS

Road studs (also commonly known as cat’s eyes) are used around the world to delineate, along with painted lines, road space through retro-reflective spheres, which are illuminated by vehicle headlights. In recent years, the use of LED lights within road studs has been developed which has the significant advantage that the road studs are more visible due to active lighting than is achievable through reflection alone, can use dynamic colours and can be seen at angles that would not be reflected by headlights.


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  ISKIP - The Intelligent Comprehensive Vehicle Identification System
ISKIP

AUniversal system for automatic identification of vehicles, based on parallel recognition of several vehicle features.


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  Laser Lane Marking - Laser Lane Marking
Laser Lane Marking

Special reflectors were designed and manufactured in four different materials for durability testing of light sources to improve the visibility of lane markings.


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  MIRAVEC - Modelling Infrastructure Influence on Road Vehicle Energy Consumption
MIRAVEC

CO2 emissions from road transport represent an important part of the overall greenhouse gas emissions and consequently contribute to the ongoing climate change. Efforts to reduce those emissions need to consider all influencing factors on energy consumption of road vehicles, which is directly linked to their carbon footprint. Besides the ‘greening’ of vehicle technologies the improvement of road infrastructure characteristics related to fuel consumption can contribute to an overall CO2 reduction in road transport. This requires both a thorough understanding of those interactions and the implementation of results in current pavement and asset management practice. In contributing to both objectives MIRAVEC enables National Road Administrations (NRAs) to effectively support the reduction of road transport greenhouse gas emissions.


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  MIRIAM - Models for rolling resistance In Road Infrastructure Asset Management Systems
MIRIAM

Developing Models for rolling resistance In Road Infrastructure Asset Management systems allows the road administrations to forecast the amount of CO2 emitted by vehicle rolling resistance in relation to pavement type and condition for a complete road network. Hereby it becomes possible to optimize pavement rehabilitation strategies and specify pavement types with low rolling resistance.


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  Nanofibers in Pavements - High Performance Stress-Relaxing Cementitous Compsites for Crack Free Pavements and Transportation Structures
Nanofibers in Pavements

High Performance Stress-Relaxing Cementitous Compsites (SRCC) for Crack Free Pavements and Transportation Structures studies materials that inhibit or neutralise crack forming in cementitous structures.


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  OPTIMISM - Optimising Passenger Transport Information to Materialize Insights for Sustainable Mobility
OPTIMISM

OPTIMISM's will develop different sets of strategies and methodologies for optimising passenger transport systems based on co-modality ICT solutions. Towards this goal, OPTIMISM will consider passenger needs and the carbon-neutral objective. OPTIMISM‘s main scope is to provide a scientifically documented insight of the transport system and people‘s travel choices via the study of social behaviour, mobility patterns and relative business models. This insight will also enable defining future changes in the passenger's travel system that would lead to more sustainable method/mode(s) of travelling, as people can travel in a more efficient, safer and cleaner manner, without compromising mobility.


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  Pavement Power - Pavement Power
Pavement Power

Investigating the potential for generating electrical power from road pavements. It has looked at current projects and technologies and suggest options for deployment.


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  PoroElastic Road SUrface: - PERSUADE
PoroElastic Road SUrface:

In the PERSUADE project, a consortium of twelve partners is working on the development of the poro-elastic road surface (PERS). The aim is to obtain a road surface which is extremely noise reducing (up to 12 dB(A) with respect to DAC), reasonably durable, safe for the traffic, environmental friendly and affordable. A poro-elastic road surface contains a large percentage of rubber (recycled tyre granules or fibers), (possibly) mineral constituents (stone aggregates and/or sand), glued together with a polymer glue (usually PUR). Several application modes will be tested (prefabricated mats, on site construction, the Rollpave concept and sets with a PERS layer on top.


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  POTHOLE - Durable Pothole Repairs
POTHOLE

The main objective of the project POTHOLE is to address the need of road agencies for durable constructions and maintenance methods concerning the repair of damages which occur after hard winters due to repeated frost-thaw cycles. All European countries are faced with the problem of potholes and how to repair them. Many approaches just deal with repair methods which are durable only on a short term base and therefore are not cost-effective.


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