STP583

    Estimation of Skid Numbers from Surface Texture Parameters in the Rational Design of Standard Reference Pavements for Test Equipment Calibration

    Published: Jul 1975


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    Abstract

    Accurate measurement of highway skid resistance has required the application of appropriate reference standards for the calibration of locked wheel skid trailers [ASTM Test for Skid Resistance of Paved Surfaces Using a Full-Scale Tire (E 274-70)] used as test equipment. This investigation was concerned with the development of criteria needed for the design of primary standard reference pavement surfaces.

    A parametric study of the effect of pavement texture on skid number, comprising laboratory experiments with model pavement surfaces, offers new insight into a solution of the problem.

    Keywords:

    surface properties, texture, skid resistance, pavements, test equipment, calibrating


    Author Information:

    Britton, SC
    Associate professor, College of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahrau,

    Ledbetter, WB
    Research engineer, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex.

    Gallaway, BM
    Research engineer, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex.


    Paper ID: STP39047S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E17.20

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39047S


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