Förstärkning av vägkonstruktion med stålnätsarmering: 12 års uppföljning av väg E6 Ljungskile


A motorway road section of 800 metre long of the road E6 south of Ljungskile in the Southwest of Sweden was seriously damaged due to low bearing capacity. Longitudinal and transversal cracks were frequently observed after about five year’s traffic. The road section was rehabilitated by milling away 80 millimetre and paving with new bituminous layers. Three full-scale, 100-metre test sections were built. Two test sections were reinforced with steel fabrics and one section without reinforcement as a reference section. These sections are instrumented with strain gauges. The section’s performance have been tested by deflection, strain and rut measurements and manual distress surveys. Degradation behavior of the test sections were numerically analyzed. This report presents pavement performance of the test sections after 12 years in-service. The reference section has shown extensive longitudinal cracks in the wheel paths. However, almost no cracks in the reinforced sections. It is concluded that the reinforcement had a significant influence (10–15%) in increasing the resistance of the test sections against fatigue cracking and in limitation of the rutting in pavement surface related to repeated-loading of the heavy vehicles.



Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) workshop in Stockholm

An open seminar and workshop in Stockholm will be held on 25-26 April 2018. The workshop deals with the use of CBA as a basis for decision-making in the public sector. The workshop is organized by, among others, Professor Jan-Eric Nilsson, VTI.



Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

VTI’s Senior Research Leader Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 for his work on research into tyres and road surface.


Steps need to be taken to increase traffic safety of automated cars

Several steps are necessary to ensure that automated and connected cars will lead to increased traffic safety – everything from ensuring that technology takes vulnerable road users into account, to new forms of driver training. This has emerged in a position...


FALCON examines challenges in the transport sector

VTI is one of several important partners in the major FALCON project*, whose purpose is to create knowledge and insight regarding the transport sector. In an initial subproject, VTI has produced a manual on transport, logistics and multimodality.


VTI joined research cooperation in China

In December 2017 VTI became a member of China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety (CTS).


Swedish German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems

The project “Swedish-German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems” (CollERS) has now officially started. The goal of the project is to increase the common knowledge around Electric Road Systems by cooperation between Germany and Sweden and to...


Electric Road Systems Conference 2018

After a successful first conference in June 2017, the Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads is arranging the second dedicated International Conference on Electric Road Systems (ERS) June 13th and 14th 2018.