The REHABCAR project (Rehabilitation of Roads and Motorways) developed new tools for the transformation of existing roads and motorways into economically sustainable, high-quality infrastructures to extend their life and adapt them to new traffic needs.
Technologies and tools were developed for the inspection and design of pavement and bridge rehabilitation, focusing on improvement (reinforcement, repair, expansion) and minimising resource consumption.
CARTIF collaborated with Dragados, Iridium and Geocisa in the development of a 3D measurement system that quickly obtained three-dimensional models of the road and its environment. This reduced the topography work required to obtain an accurate survey of the road layout.
- Deployment of a fast, reliable and economical methodology for pavement and bridge inspection.
- Prioritisation of actions and cost estimates of rehabilitations.
- Evaluation of the effects of traffic during actions.
- Definition of objective criteria for the design and placement of support equipment.
- Technology for the modification of structures affected by an increase in platform width, variations in layout, etc.
- Inspection methodology with new, faster and more accurate non-destructive evaluation techniques.
- System of indicators to evaluate the urgency of actions based on: state of the asset, impact and cost of rehabilitation, improvement of safety.
- Systems for evaluating the effects of traffic during the intervention.
- Technologies for the design and placement of support elements to increase their durability and enable them to be easily replaced.
- Accurate, fast and economical methodology for the measurement and inspection of pavements and bridges.
- Systematic indicators that allow to prioritize the urgency of the actions to be executed.
- Objective studies that evaluate the effects of traffic during the actions.
- Reliable criteria for the design and placement of support equipment.
- Technologies to modify existing structures affected by the increase in platform width, variations in layout, etc.
Total budget: 6.431.847 €
CARTIF budget: 525.826 €
Duration: 3 years (2010 – 2013
José Mª Llamas
Project manager at Cartif
Industrial and Digital Systems Division
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