SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Optimization of Road-Surface Characteristics: A Concept for a Research Program in the Federal Republic of Germany


In recent years, the research activities in the Federal Republic of Germany in respect to road-surface characteristics have concentrated mainly on maximizing or minimizing single road-surface characteristics. Now the optimization of all road-surface properties as a whole has priority as an actual aim within a research program. This paper describes the influences, basic characteristics, derived characteristics, and objectives for an optimization process and their many mutual relationships. A ranking of these relationships is also given.

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Hiersche, E-U
Lehrstuhl für Straßen- und Eisenbahnwesen, Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany
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Developed by Committee: E17
Pages: 505–511
DOI: 10.1520/STP23385S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5110-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1391-6