SELECTION AND DESIGN OF A SKID TESTER

THE ILLINOIS DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS, TO IMPROVE ITS KNOWLEDGE OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING SKID RESISTANCE AND TO DEVISE MEANS FOR IMPROVING THE SKID RESISTANCE OF ILLINOIS PAVEMENTS, HAS INITIATED RESEARCH INVOLVING SKID TESTING OF PAVEMENTS. THIS STUDY IS DIVIDED INTO FIVE PHASES: (1) DEVELOPMENT AND CALIBRATION OF SKID-TESTING EQUIPMENT; (2) EVALUATION OF SKID RESISTANCE OF EXISTING PAVEMENT SURFACE; (3) DETERMINATION OF POLISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF AGGREGATES; (4) DEVELOPMENT OF PROCEDURES FOR IMPROVING SKID RESISTANCE OF EXISTING PAVEMENTS; AND (5) ESTABLISHMENT OF CRITERIA FOR THE SKID RESISTANCE OF PAVEMENTS. THIS REPORT COVERS THE EQUIPMENT-DEVELOPMENT PORTION OF THE PROJECT. IT PRESENTS A REVIEW OF EXISTING SKID-TESTING DEVICES, DESCRIBES THE CONSIDERATIONS THAT WENT INTO THE SELECTION OF A DEVICE FOR THE PRESENT PROJECT, OUTLINES THE DESIGN CRITERIA ESTABLISHED FOR THE SELECTED EQUIPMENT, AND DESCRIBES THE DEVICE DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED TO MEET THESE CRITERIA. THE NEEDS OF THE REMAINING PHASES OF THE PROJECT AND FUTURE OPERATIONAL NEEDS WERE PRIME CONSIDERATIONS IN THE ULTIMATE SELECTION OF THE TEST EQUIPMENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  USA  62764

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kubiak, E J
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206431
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Ihr-86
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1971 12:00AM