Sandra Erkens

Sandra Erkens(图1)
Keynote Speaker

Sandra Erkens
Delft University of Technology

Presentation Topic
State of The Art and on Going Development in Pavement
Materials in The Netherlands

Since the just after the first half of the previous century, the Netherlands worked with recipe requirements for asphalt mixtures. In the 70’s a new recipe, for porous asphalt, was added. Gradually, changes and improvements were made, like the use of reclaimed asphalt and mixes with increased noise reduction. The speed with which new variants and mixtures are developed is continuously increasing. For this reason, the Netherlands chose to use functional requirements for ac mixtures when the European specifications for asphalt concrete were introduced in 2008. With a decade of experience and rapidly changing requirements, the developments are still speeding up. In parallel to these developments, pavement engineering science also developed, employing multi-scale approaches and combining experimental and numerical techniques to improve the understanding and characterisation of pavement materials.  In this presentation an overview of this historic path will be given, along with a view on the current challenges and the expected developments in both science and engineering.

Professor Sandra Erkens holds the Chair of Pavement Engineering Practice at Delft University of Technology. Besides her position at the university, she is the top specialist in pavement materials and structures at the Dutch Highway Authority (Rijkswaterstaat). She is an internationally acknowledged expert in pavement materials and structures in general and asphalt concrete in particular. She has coordinated the cooperation of research organisations, among others as a member of the FEHRL (Forum for European Highway Research Laboraties) executive committee and as Program Team member for InfraQuest, the cooperation between Rijkswaterstaat, TU Delft and TNO building in the Netherlands.
Prof Erkens is a member of national and international (CEN) groups involved in developing technical requirements for pavement materials and in several (inter)national organisations for the dissemination of research, such as the ISAP technical committee on Constitutive Modelling of Asphalt Concrete, the organization of the two yearly Dutch conference on Infrastructure (CROW-infradagen), the 7th International Conference on Cracking in Asphalt Concrete (Delft). She has been involved in road engineering research since 1997 and has published nearly a hundred papers on her work and is a regular reviewer for conferences and journals on the topic.

  • Early-bird Registration:
    Before September 30, 2019

  • Regular Registration:
    After September 30, 2019

  • Conference Date:
    October 25~27, 2019
  • Time
  • October 25, 2019
  • October 26, 2019
  • October 27, 2019
  • Agenda
  • Conference Registration
  • Keynote Speech
  • Morning: Keynote Speech
  • Afternoon: Open discussion

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