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Test for the determination of glass fibre content

The glass fibre content of glass fibre grids is determined by the calcination method: small specimens of 2 to 20 g are placed in muffle furnace set at 625 °C, leaving only the glass fibre as a residue after heating. A glass fibre content is calculated from the masses of each specimen before and after calcination. The whole procedure is performed according to standard NBN EN ISO 1172, method A.

Test for the determination of mass per unit area

The object of this test is to determine the mass per unit area of geotextiles, geogrids and related products. The specimens are cut, weighed and measured as specified in standard NBN EN 965 Geotextiles and geotextile-related products – Determination of mass per unit area.

Cold-mix asphalt

The advantages of cold-mix asphalt are mainly environmental: energy savings (no heating of the binder or the aggregates) and less pollution (dusting during the manufacture of the mixture).

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BRRC software PradoWin

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The Belgian Road Research Centre has developed software for the theoretical design of bituminous mixtures.

High-modulus asphalt: a cure for the susceptibility to rutting of asphalt roads (IWT project No. 30920)

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In this project several variants were developed, some of which were based on the French EME (“enrobé à module élevé”). After extensive testing in the laboratory ten variants were laid in 2006 on a heavily trafficked section of the E19 between Brussels and Antwerp. This was followed by the drafting of recommendations and performance specifications for this type of asphalt mixture, in cooperation with the Flemish department of mobility and public works (MOW). All information on this project can be found in a research report (CR43/07) published by BRRC.

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