LCA Research Brief: Network, Pavements and Fuel Consumption

April 1, 2012

Quantifying the impacts of pavement properties and management strategies on vehicle fuel consumption can provide guidance to pavement design and maintenance schedules while reducing the footprint of these systems. Although the impact of pavement roughness is higher than that of deflection, both are highly important within the environmental analyses of pavement systems, and greatly influence the aggregated vehicle fuel consumption. MORE