Känslighetsanalys av en modell för asfaltsdeformation


Increased commercial traffic volume, higher axle load limit, more frequent use of wide tyres, and a tendency towards higher tyre pressure have resulted in increased rates of rutting on asphalt pavements. Strain in asphalt pavements, caused by heavy traffic, is described by different models and serves as a basis for rut prediction. Prediction is however problematic because of varying and uncertain conditions. Studying the change in model output for a given change in input helps when trying to understand the importance of a correct input. In this report, it is shown how strain depends on compressibility, axle load, contact pressure, and, in some cases, variation in lateral position. Different variables affect the results in different ways. Results are therefore dependent on the choice of variables and the accounting area. The results, formulated from different perspectives, describe the significance of a variables influence on strain measurement without comparison in any definitive manner.



Open seminar with Mistra SAMS international scientific advisory...

Mistra SAMS international scientific advisory panel (ISAP) is visiting Stockholm, and the program will host an open seminar where the panel members will give talks in their area of expertise.

ERPUG 2017

The five year anniversary of  European Road Profile Users' Group (ERPUG) Forum will take place at Ramboll head quarter, Copenhagen, Denmark October 19-20, 2017. 



Vehicle Driver Monitoring: sleepiness and cognitive load

To prevent road crashes it is important to understand driver related contributing factors, which have been suggested to be the critical reason in 94 per cent of crashes. The overall aim of the project Vehicle Driver Monitoring has been to advance the...


Tomas Svensson new director-general

Tomas Svensson was today appointed Director-General of VTI. Tomas has been acting Director-General since January 2017. 


Crash testing bicycles at VTI

For the first time single bicycle crashes have been simulated at the VTI crash safety laboratory.


A case study exploring firefighters’ and municipal officials’ preparedness for electrical vehicles

A VTI-study presents a social perspective on new vehicle technology. It explores the self-reported preparedness of the fire departments (i.e., rescue services) in Sweden’s three largest cities regarding rescue operations involving electrical vehicles (EVs).


Pioneering research on and about bicycles at VTI

Under what circumstances might cyclists lose tyre grip? What actions could then be taken to prevent a crash? VTI is currently developing a theoretical model of the behaviour of bicycle tyres during braking and steering in different situations and on different...


Virtual pedestrians create efficient stations

If more people are to choose sustainable travel, then the public transport stations of the future must be designed so that pedestrians can get where they are going quickly, without congestion or queues. The Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)...