ASTM E1170 - 97(2012)

    Standard Practices for Simulating Vehicular Response to Longitudinal Profiles of Traveled Surfaces

    Active Standard ASTM E1170 | Developed by Subcommittee: E17.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 These practices provide a means for evaluating traveled surface-roughness characteristics directly from a measured profile. The calculated values represent vehicular response to traveled surface roughness.

    4.2 These practices provide a means of calibrating response-type road-roughness measuring equipment.4

    1. Scope

    1.1 These practices cover the calculation of vehicular response to longitudinal profiles of traveled surface roughness.

    1.2 These practices utilize computer simulations to obtain two vehicle responses: (1) axle-body (sprung mass) motion or (2) body (sprung mass) acceleration, as a function of time or distance.

    1.3 These practices present standard vehicle simulations (quarter, half, and full car) for use in the calculations.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E950 Test Method for Measuring the Longitudinal Profile of Traveled Surfaces with an Accelerometer Established Inertial Profiling Reference

    ISO Standard

    2631 Guide for the Evaluation of Human Exposure to Whole-Body Vibration Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 43.020 (Road vehicles in general); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41114508(Surface testers); 25100000(Motor vehicles)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1170-97R12

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