BEST PRACTICE IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF NON-SKID ASPHALT SURFACES

THE REPORTS ON SKIDDING AT THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD INDICATED THAT CERTAIN TYPES OF ASPHALT PAVEMENT HAD THE HIGHEST COEFFICIENTS OF FRICTION WHILE OTHER TYPES HAD THE LOWEST. FROM THIS IS IS CONCLUDED THAT IT IS NOT THE ASPHALT ITSELF BUT RATHER THE WAY IN WHICH IT IS EMPLOYED THAT DETERMINES WHETHER THE PAVEMENT IS NON- SKID. A REVIEW OF ASPHALT PAVEMENTS AND ACCIDENT REPORTS SHOWS THAT IMPROPER CROSS SECTIONS ARE TO BLAME FOR MANY ACCIDENTS. A CONTRIBUTING CAUSE OF SKIDDING IS THE IMPROPER USE OF ASPHALT. RIGHT DESIGN AND CAREFULLY CONTROLLED CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS WILL PRODUCE THE NON-SKID TEXTURES DESIRED. THE PAPER DIVIDES MODERN ASPHALT SURFACES INTO SIX PRINCIPAL GROUPS. (1) DUST LAYERS. (2) SURFACE TREATMENTS. (3) ROAD-MIX SURFACES. (4) PLANT-MIX SURFACES. (5) PENETRATION MACADAM. (6) ASPHALT BLOCK. THE IMPORTANT STEPS IN CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURE ARE NOTED FOR EACH TYPE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 14, ParT I, PP 199-214, 8 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Gray, B E
  • Publication Date: 1935

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 6-7, 1934. Part I
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  • Accession Number: 00207168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM