U of Alberta Study: A New Design Approach for Mine Haul Road Pavements with Stabilized Layers about ROAD//STABILIZR®

In cooperation with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta, we are pleased to bring you this exciting report.

The experiment program was conducted and documented by students Linping Wu, Riley Cram, Diana Nicholson and Wei Victor Lui in conjunction with the Cypher Environmental engineering team.

The overall objective of the proposed research was to develop a new design approach for mine haul road pavements with stabilized layers.

The research findings:

  • Provide insights into Cypher’s ROAD//STABILIZR® product,
  • Proposed a new CBR (California Bearing Ratio) design method for mine haul roads to overcome the issue of under-design with the current CBR design method,
  • For the first time, a 3D finite element model (FEM) of tire-road interaction was developed and validated to estimate the rolling resistance of tires,
  • A 2D model was established to preliminarily investigate the effects of roughness on rolling resistance.

 This report is a summary report from the 2-year Mitacs research project.

For access to the full paper, please click here.


About Cypher Environmental: Cypher Environmental is a leading global environmental solution provider for dust control and road stabilization. With ESG (Environmental Social Governance) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) principles at the core of every decision we make, we proudly boast the tag line, “Always do what’s right.”.

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