Real-time measurement of the tire–road friction coefficient is extremely valuable for road-maintenance operations and highway safety management. This paper presents a systematic framework to predict skid resistance of wet pavement with a non-contact method, which could be a potential approach for real-time measurements of pavement friction. The grip potential of pavement is estimated according to the measured pavement texture based on theoretical simulation of the complete hysteresis and partial adhesive effects during tire sliding on wet pavement. Such a method could be potentially used for the purpose of harmonization analysis of skid resistance and potential capability of optimization of pavement surface texture.
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