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.



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.