SKID RESISTANCE OF OHIO PAVEMENTS /INTERIM REPORT NO 2/

THE SKID RESISTANCE DATA ACCUMULATED DURING THE FIRST TWO SEASONS ARE SUMMARIZED; THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF POTENTIAL SKID RESISTANCE PROBLEMS ARE DEFINED FOR OHIO PAVEMENTS. DUE TO PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH THE STOPPING DISTANCE CAR AND PORTABLE PENDULUM TESTER WHICH DEMONSTRATED SERIOUS LIMITATIONS OF THESE METHODS FOR FIELD SKID RESISTANCE TESTING, THE ASTM E274 TOWED TRAILER HAS PROVEN TO BE RELATIVELY EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL. THE TEST RESULTS ARE APPLICABLE TO SKID RESISTANCE PROBLEMS OF PAVEMENT SURFACES. THE DATA ACCUMULATED INDICATE THAT NEW PAVEMENTS IN GENERAL HAVE ADEQUATE SKID RESISTANCE BEFORE THEY ARE OPENED TO TRAFFIC. PAVEMENT TYPES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED WHICH MAINTAIN THEIR INITIAL SKID RESISTANCE UNDER TRAFFIC AND THOSE WHICH LOSE INITIAL SKID RESISTANCE. DATA ALSO INDICATE THAT BITUMINOUS OVERLAYS ARE MOST EFFECTIVE AND ECONOMICAL FOR DESLICKING OF SLIPPERY PAVEMENTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio Department of Highways

    Columbus, OH  USA  43210

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Behn, F E
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Study No 14206 (0)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1972 12:00AM