ASTM E1215 - 93(2012)

    Standard Specification for Trailers Used for Measuring Vehicular Response to Road Roughness

    Active Standard ASTM E1215 | Developed by Subcommittee: E17.31

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Abstract

    This specification details the design, performance, and operating features of trailers used for measuring vehicular response to road roughness. The instrumentation for sensing the movements of the trailer is, however, not covered here. The trailer covered here is a two-wheeled, single-axle vehicle that is towed on highways at typical traffic speeds while the relative movement between the axle and body is transduced and recorded as an indication of road roughness.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the design, performance, and operating features of a trailer used for measuring response to road roughness.

    1.2 The specified trailer is a two-wheeled, single-axle vehicle that is towed on highways at typical traffic speeds while the relative movement between the axle and body is transduced and recorded as an indication of road roughness.

    1.3 The instrumentation for sensing the movements of the trailer is not covered in this specification. One example of instrumentation is described in Test Methods E1082.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.5 The following caveat pertains only to Section 5 of this specification: 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

    E1082 Test Method for Measurement of Vehicular Response to Traveled Surface Roughness

    E1136 Specification for P195/75R14 Radial Standard Reference Test Tire

    Other Document

    A4082 TPC Tire Performance Criteria, Procedures and Specifications Available from General Motors Engineering Staff, GM Proving Ground, Milford, MI 48042.


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41110000(Measuring and observing and testing instruments); 25101600(Product and material transport vehicles)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1215-93R12

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