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The pavement fatigue carrousel

The fatigue carrousel of Ifsttar is a road traffic simulator designed to study the behavior of real scale pavements under accelerated heavy traffic. By its characteristics (track average perimeter of 120m, loading speed up to 100 km/h), it is one of the largest facilities of this type in the world.

To learn more about it :

Construction de la piste du manège (2 min)

APT Conference (2022, April)

The 6th international conference organization on trafic accelerators has been attributed to the Lames and has been held in Nantes in April 2022, 4th to 6th
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35th anniversary of the pavement carrousel (2013, October)

On the occasion for the 35th anniversary of the pavement carrousel, the LAMES has organized a seminar for the different actors of the public and private sectors.
You can find the presentations on this page.