LCA Research Brief: PVI Mechanistic Model Gen II

December 23, 2013

The new generation PVI model (Gen II) can account for the impact of temperature and vehicle speed in addition to that of other pavement structural and material properties on fuel consumption and therefore can be used to represent viscoelastic (e.g. asphalt concrete) pavements. Model Gen II thus provides a rigorous tool for comparative studies and LCA of the roadway network. MORE