Concrete Roadway 4.0

Associated Project 16 (AP 16)

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RELIABLE PRODUCTION OF CONCRETE ROADWAYS THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF NEW INNOVATIVE MEASURES AND DIGITALIZATION TO INCREASE QUALITY AND DURABILITY

The aim of the project is to optimize the process chain of concrete pavement production, which consists of numerous individual steps. Concrete technological measures are sought to ensure the best possible durability and thus a long service life of the concrete pavement. The interdisciplinary consortium from industry and science therefore wants to examine the entire process chain for the production of concrete roadways for improvement potential and identify tools, methods and measures with which the quality and process reliability of concrete roadway construction can improve despite complex concrete technological, construction-related as well as machine and system-related challenges can be. In addition to the further development of construction technology processes, it is above all construction material and process technology innovations that, using measurement and communication technology analogous to the approaches of Industry 4.0, allow the production and logistics processes that run one after the other to be digitally recorded and evaluated.

The digitalization of all process steps, the continuous control and the process-based adaptation of each individual process step requires the integration of electronic components for measurement and control. In this way it is possible to continuously record and evaluate the operation of the respective tools and systems. Accordingly, in addition to technological research and developments, considerations of Industry 4.0 are also the focus of the joint project in order to enable the best possible organization of the production of concrete roadways.

 

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Garrecht
Material Testing Institute (MPA), Institute of Construction Materials (IWB), University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Sawodny
Institute of System Dynamics (ISYS), University of Stuttgart

PARTNERS

Heinz Schnorpfeil Bau GmbH, Betonfertiger Wirtgen GmbH, Liebherr Mischtechnik GmbH
Cavex GmbH & Co.KG, Otto Alte-Teigeler GmbH (OAT), Lehmann+Partner GmbH

FUNDING

BASt Federal Highway Research Institute

 

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