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Analysis of Alberta’s pavement capacity to support winter weight premiums

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49858
Author
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Bradley, Allan
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Bradley, Allan
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
57 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Roads
Transport
Trucks
Weight
Alberta
Temperature
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2018 n.28
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations, in cooperation with Alberta Transportation and the Laval University i3C Chair, undertook a review of the starting threshold for initiating winter weight hauling in Alberta. The objective of this project was to conduct an engineering analysis of freezing pavements to determine the minimum frost depth at which log hauling at winter weight premiums (WWP) in Alberta could start without compromising pavement service life. The report describes literature on freezing pavement engineering, Canadian winter weight policies, a controlled trafficking simulation of an instrumented pavement as it was frozen, and subsequent modeling to valiidate results and extrapolate results ot a wider range of pavement structures. It was recommended that the current 1.0 m starting frost depth threshold be reduced to a depth of 700 mm.
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Pourquoi construire des chemins forestiers d'avance? = Why build logging roads in advance?

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8141
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Thiam, Papa Masseck
Date
2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Thiam, Papa Masseck
Date
2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Construction
Road construction
Gravel
Chemins d'avance
Bénéfices
Capacité portante
Coûts
Mise en forme
Matériaux granulaires
Gravier
Cycle de vie
Routes
Series Number
OT 290
Language
French
Abstract
The load-bearing capacity of forest roads is often reduced by excess water combined with harsh weather conditions. This decreases the reliability of these roads and has an impact on the cost and access to fiber. In order to overcome this challenge, the construction of feeder roads is one of the most used solutions. This technique involves shaping the road and allowing it to consolidate for a period of time to reduce its moisture content prior to the placement of granular materials. Although this practice is widespread, its effectiveness had never been quantified. With this in mind, FPInnovations, in collaboration with several members of the forest industry, evaluated the technical, financial and functional benefits of this practice.
Abstract
La capacité portante des chemins forestiers est souvent réduite par un excès d’eau associé à des conditions climatiques difficiles. Ceci diminue la fiabilité de ces routes et a un impact sur le coût et l’accès à la fibre. Afin de pallier ce défi, la construction des routes d’avance est l’une des solutions les plus utilisées. Cette technique consiste à faire la mise en forme de la route et à la laisser consolider pendant un certain temps pour diminuer sa teneur en humidité avant la mise en place des matériaux granulaires. Bien que cette pratique soit répandue, son efficacité n’avait jamais été quantifiée. C’est dans cette perspective que FPInnovations, en collaboration avec plusieurs membres de l’industrie forestière, a évalué les avantages techniques, financiers et fonctionnels de cette pratique.
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