Assessment of generic pothole repair materials

Cliff Nicholls, Kathrin Kubanek, Carsten Karcher, Andreas Hartmann, Adewole Adesiyun, Aleksander Ipavec, J. Komacka, Erik Nielsen

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Abstract

Potholes are a major problem for road authorities. There are many causes of potholes, with cold damp conditions being considered the main cause in colder climates whilst countries nearer the equator also have extensive potholes. Currently, there is no pan-European, or even national, assessment method for assessing the suitability of potential repair materials. A European ERA-Net project was set up to look at permanent pothole repairs. The project team developed a definition and selected suitable test methods based, as far as possible, on European norms following an extensive questionnaire. The project team also reviewed some national trials, carried out laboratory tests on proprietary repair materials (hot asphalt, cold asphalt and resin-based varieties) and undertook life cycle cost analyses for different scenarios. From the findings, guidelines have been produced to select a repair technique and/or material with a durability corresponding to the estimated lifetime of the existing pavement. The paper briefly reviews the research findings and then explains the guidelines for assessing pothole repair materials. However, the project team does understand that the cleaning out of the pothole and the application of the repair are also major influences on the durability of any repair.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBituminous Mixtures and Pavements VI
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015
EditorsA.F. Nikolaides
Pages759-766
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-66816-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 10 Jun 201512 Jun 2015
Conference number: 6

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015
Abbreviated titleICONFBMP
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period10/06/1512/06/15

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Nicholls, C., Kubanek, K., Karcher, C., Hartmann, A., Adesiyun, A., Ipavec, A., ... Nielsen, E. (2015). Assessment of generic pothole repair materials. In A. F. Nikolaides (Ed.), Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements VI: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015 (pp. 759-766)
Nicholls, Cliff ; Kubanek, Kathrin ; Karcher, Carsten ; Hartmann, Andreas ; Adesiyun, Adewole ; Ipavec, Aleksander ; Komacka, J. ; Nielsen, Erik. / Assessment of generic pothole repair materials. Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements VI: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015. editor / A.F. Nikolaides. 2015. pp. 759-766
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Nicholls, C, Kubanek, K, Karcher, C, Hartmann, A, Adesiyun, A, Ipavec, A, Komacka, J & Nielsen, E 2015, Assessment of generic pothole repair materials. in AF Nikolaides (ed.), Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements VI: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015. pp. 759-766, 6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece, 10/06/15.

Assessment of generic pothole repair materials. / Nicholls, Cliff; Kubanek, Kathrin; Karcher, Carsten; Hartmann, Andreas ; Adesiyun, Adewole; Ipavec, Aleksander; Komacka, J.; Nielsen, Erik.

Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements VI: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015. ed. / A.F. Nikolaides. 2015. p. 759-766.

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