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TUD COST Action 347
Pavement research with accelerated loading testing facilities

The main objective of the Action was to develop a European code of good practice to optimise the use of Accelerated Load Testing [ALT] facilities and improve the application of results from these facilities.

There are only about 40 ALT facilities around the world. Many of the ones located in Europe are owned by the member organisations of FEHRL (Forum of European Highway Research Laboratories), which can influence and enhance coordination of their use and cooperation in the application of results.

COST Action 347 successfully developed a common code of good practice, which can be applied universally, improve the efficiency and quality of ALT work and harmonise the use of obtained results. Experts defined new fields for future application of ALT in the pavement research.

The main form of dissemination of the COST 347 results was a regular (twice a year) published newsletter, accessible via internet (address to all interested experts.

Close cooperation was established with the Transportation Research Board (research programme supported by the U.S. government), which enabled the COST experts to participate in the TRB Committee AFD40. Thanks to this collaboration, the COST results were presented several times at the annual TRB Conferences, the world’s most prestigious transport research event.

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

Chair of the Action:


Science officer of the Action:

Dr Mickael PERO

Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Carmencita MALIMBAN


Action Fact Sheet

Download AFS as .RTF


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Last updated: 02 May 2011 top of page