STUDDED TIRE PAVEMENT WEAR REDUCTION AND REPAIR PHASE II

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT WAS THREE-FOLD: (1) TO DETERMINE PAVEMENT WEAR CAUSED BY STUDDED TIRES; (2) TO EVALUATE THE RESISTANCE OF DIFFERENT PAVEMENT OVERLAYS USED IN THE STATES OF WASHINGTON AND IDAHO TO WEAR CAUSED BY TIRE STUDS; AND (3) TO TEST PAVEMENT MATERIALS AND OVERLAYS TO REDUCE TIRE STUD DAMAGE. RING #6 AND PHASE II OF THIS PROJECT CONSISTED OF THREE CONCENTRIC TRACKS ON WHICH 16 TIRES TRAVELED IN EIGHT WHEEL PATHS. FOUR TYPES OF STUDS IN PASSENGER SNOW TIRES TWO TYPES OF PASSENGER TIRES, AND UNSTUDDED TRUCK TIRES, AND 22 SECTIONS OF VARIOUS TYPES OF PAVEMENT OVERLAYS AND SURFACINGS WERE TESTED. FOUR DIFFERENT STRIPS WERE ALSO TESTED. THE RESULTS ARE BASED ON WEAR IN TERMS OF RATE OF WEAR, AREA REMOVED, MAXIMUM AND AVERAGE RUT DEPTHS USING THE WSU PROFILOMETER AND THE CAMERA WIRE SHADOW BOX APPARATUS. SKID RESISTANCE VALUES WERE MEASURED USING THE CALIFORNIA SKID TESTER AND THE ENGLISH PORTABLE SKID TESTER. THE RESULTS ARE VALID ONLY UNDER WSU TESTING CONDITIONS. THE FINDINGS INDICATE THAT SOME PAVEMENT OVERLAYS ARE RESISTANT TO THE EFFECT OF STUDDED TIRES MORE THAN OTHERS. ALL TYPES OF STUDDED TIRES TESTED CAUSED SOME PAVEMENT WEAR AND THIS AFFECTED SKID RESISTANCE VALUES. SOME OF THE NEWER TYPES OF STUDS REDUCED WEAR OF VARIOUS PAVEMENT OVERLAYS. THE PAVEMENTS HAVING THE MOST WEAR RESISTANCE CONVERSELY HAD THE LOWEST SKID RESISTANCE RETENTION CHARACTERISTICS. ADDITIVES TO ASPHALT CONCRETE HELPED WEAR RESISTANCE CHARACTERISTICS BUT LOWERED SKID RESISTANCE RETENTION CHARACTERISTICS.

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    Washington State University, Pullman

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    P.O. Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
  • Authors:
    • KRUKAR, M
    • Cook, J C
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 129 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00219181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 3 1974 12:00AM