STANDARD MEASUREMENTS FOR SATELLITE ROAD TEST PROGRAM

FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE AASHO ROAD TEST IN 1960 AT OTTAWA, ILL., AND PUBLICATION OF THE RESEARCH FINDINGS IN 1962 BY THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT FURTHER RESEARCH ON HIGHWAY PAVEMENTS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WOULD BE NECESSARY IN ORDER TO EXTEND THE FINDINGS TO MATERIALS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS DIFFERENT FROM THOSE EXISTING AT THE ROAD TEST. BY 1962 SEVERAL STATES HAD BEGUN SUCH STUDIES, SOME USING SECTIONS OF EXISTING PAVEMENTS AND OTHERS CONSTRUCTING NEW SECTIONS. IT APPEARED THAT THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT FROM THIS WORK WOULD RESULT ONLY IF (1) AT LEAST SOME OF THE SECTIONS IN EACH STATE CONFORMED TO A NATIONWIDE STATISTICALLY DESIGNED EXPERIMENT AND (2) MEASUREMENTS ON THESE SECTIONS WERE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH A SINGLE PLAN ENCOMPASSING ALL STATES CONDUCTING THESE STUDIES. A NATIONWIDE STATISTICALLY DESIGNED EXPERIMENT WAS OUTLINED IN 1964 IN THE REPORT ISSUING FROM NCHRP PROJECT 1-1 (NCHRP REPORT 2A). IT WAS THE GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF NCHRP PROJECT 1-6, REPORTED HEREIN, TO DEFINE THE VARIABLES TO BE MEASURED ON THE SECTIONS REQUIRED BY THE EXPERIMENT, AS WELL AS THE EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES TO BE EMPLOYED, THE PERSONNEL REQUIRED, AND THE ESTIMATED ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE OPERATION AND SUPPORT OF A MEASUREMENT'S TEAM.

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  • Authors:
    • Scrivner, F H
    • Moore, W M
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
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    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 59
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614
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  • Accession Number: 00205745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 10 1994 12:00AM