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Full scale experiments

LAMES has large facilities for accelerated testing of pavements : a pavement fatigue carrousel and two linear traffic simulators FABAC.
LAMES develops also methods and sensors for instrumentation and remote monitoring of pavements, and carries out monitoring of instrumented experimental pavements (road or railway) as well as expertise on pavements.

The pavement fatigue carrouselThe Fabac machinesInstrumentation of a road


The applications mainly concern :

  • assessment under traffic of road materials and innovative pavement structures or specific road elements ;

  • assessment of instrumentation and pavement monitoring methods ;

  • validation of constitutive models and design methods for pavement.


Most of the tests are carried out under contracts with industrial partners.

BioRepavation project (6 min 48)