AMC Consultants Short Course in Melbourne on Friday November 11
Advances in Structural Design of Unpaved and Paved Heavy Haul Road and Hardstands - AMC Consultants Short Course.
Four-hour short course
Friday 11 November 2016
9.00 AM - 1.00 PM
Level 20, 114 William Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
A number of advances have been made in providing haul road and other road structures for ultraheavy loading since the original work by Proffs Roger Thompson and Alex Visser. These advances include economical cast in-situ geocells concrete surfacing of hardstands at mines, containers terminals and underground mine haul roads.
The short course will focus on the principles of pavement design for ultraheavy loading, demonstrate typical areas of problems on mines by using vehicle on-board monitoring, the results of extensive field research of cast-in situ geocell concrete paving using ultraheavy loading, and preliminary results of underground mines haul road experiments. The cast in-situ concrete blocks have been used for more than 15 years in container terminals and the typical 420 mm thick concrete slabs that have been used have been replaced with 150 mm thick geocell filled concrete on a properly design supporting structure, with significant savings.
Proff. Alex Visser
Proffesor Visser retired as the SA Roads Board Professor in Transportation Engineering at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2009.
His fields of research interest are low volume road design and maintenance, roads for ultra-heavy applications, interlocking block paving, and road management systems. He has published extensively and lectures internationally on these topics.