Road engineering and geodesy research group

Research classification (Frascati)
Head of the research group
The main research topics of the Road Engineering and Geodesy research group are as follows:‚ Research on stabilized pavement layers;‚ Development of methodology for elasticpavement design;‚ Research on the road construction materials (bitumen, fillers, asphalt mixes, etc.);‚ Analysis of increase in traffic and itsimpact, traffic safety (road safety auditing and inspection, road network impactanalysis, safety analysis, etc.);‚ Development of the calculation method forsteel tube bridges based on the interactionbetween arc and soil;‚ Development of bridge managing systemsand life cycle calculation for bridges;‚ Specification of the load bearing capacityfor Soviet era standard reinforced concrete bridges according loadings based onEurocode;‚ Geoid modelling research with emphasison the Nordic-Baltic region;‚ Development of geodetic infrastructure(e.g. establishment/validation of gravitydatabases, geoid modelling computations,mean sea surface modelling, studies ofshipborne GNSS to evaluate geoid modelsat sea) for finalizing hydrographic surveysin the Baltic Sea;‚ Development of technological solutions forcombining different spatial data acquisition sensors in a mobile platform and corresponding data processing;‚ Geodetic SAR for Baltic Height SystemUnification and studies for marine processes;‚ Assessment of existing structures based onvisual inspections, non-destructive testingor analytical models. Analysis of optimalintervention and inspection planning; ‚ Development of transport planning specifications with enhancement of informationabout infrastructure and heavy equipmenttransportation needs based on validationof load testing results;‚ Investigation of specifications for concretestructures service life beyond 100 years onroad infrastructure with development ofdurability assessment methodology.
Period of activity of the research group
Related department
Department of civil engineering and architecture