From building to roads. Testing road embankment with construction and demolition materials



The paper reports the results obtained during an experimental research conducted in real working conditions of road embankment made with C&DW. For this purpose an experimental road, 30 m long, 4 m wide and 4 m high was built, installing 12 instruments: 3 pressure cells to measure stresses and 9 Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDTs) to measure deformations. The data were collected under different load and traffic speed magnitude. At this point of the research data are being analysed and compared, and the results reported on this paper.