Massimo Losa (left front) at University of Pisa leads NEREiDE Euro Project

For the purpose of the NEREiDE project, the role of University of Pisa is to coordinate the technical and dissemination activities of all the partners and to make available its know-how to design, to test and to monitor new porous asphalt pavements and low noise surfaces, composed by recycled asphalt pavements (RAP) and crumb rubber from scrap tires and produced by using the method of warm mix.

In particular, in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the experimental project, the designed mixtures will be laid to realize 12 new road pavements sections and University of Pisa will evaluate their structural and surface characteristics by carrying out laboratory and in situ tests by using high-performance instrumentation.

The experimental activities will lead to the development of specific guidelines to be used by Road Administrations when they prepare specifications for the construction of new porous asphalt, low-noise and low carbon footprint road surfaces. Guidelines will be developed in order to upgrade and to improve the methods currently available to assess the effectiveness of low noise road surfaces in urban areas.

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