MEASUREMENT OF PAVEMENT SKIDDING RESISTANCE BY MEANS OF A SIMPLE 2-WHEEL TRAILER

THE INCREASE IN TRAFFIC VOLUME ON PUBLIC HIGHWAYS HAS MADE IT INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO APPLY THE SIMPLEST SLIDING BRAKE STOP TECHNIQUES. ON MANY OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT HIGHWAYS, IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO MEASURE SKID RESISTANCE BY OLDER METHODS BECAUSE OF THE HAZARDS INVOLVED AND THE INTERRUPTIONS OF THE FLOW OF THE TRAFFIC STREAM. THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A SIMPLE 2-WHEEL TRAILER, USING PASSENGER CAR COMPONENTS READILY AVAILABLE IN ANY PART OF THE COUNTRY IS DESCRIBED. THIS TRAILER CAN BE TOWED IN THE TRAFFIC STREAM SO THAT TESTS CAN BE MADE IN RAPID SUCCESSION WITHOUT CHANGING SPEED AND WITHOUT ANY INTERFERENCE WITH OTHER VEHICLES. SAMPLES OF DATA ON NUMEROUS TYPES OF ROAD SURFACES ARE INCLUDED. /AUTHOR/

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  • Monograph Title: Pavement slipperiness factors and their measurement
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  • Accession Number: 00206955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 14 1994 12:00AM