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Pavement Engineering

Stress in Motion (SIM)
Pavement Analysis & Design
Foamed Asphalt
Heavy Vehicle Simulator
Technical Methods for Highways
DCP Software
Seminars / Meetings
Streaming Video Archive

Gravel Roads Test Kit

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Welcome to the Pavement Engineering Homepage at CSIR. The Pavement Engineering Group consists of engineers and scientists whose research activities concentrate on the optimisation of pavement performance, through the study of the interactions between pavement structure, loading, materials, and environment. The ultimate aim of our research is to provide economical solutions to the road infrastructure needs of South Africa.

To this end we have developed many tools which assist pavement design engineers to design better roads. The most notable of these is the Heavy Vehicle Simulator, which has been exported worldwide. We also provide specialist consulting services to the road-building industry, supported by our extensive materials testing laboratories.

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Competence Area Manager
Benoit Verhaeghe
Tel: +27 12 841-2907



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Last Modified on 14 October 2009