STUDIES OF PAVEMENT WEAR CAUSED BY STUDDED PASSENGER CAR TIRES ON STRAIGHT TEST TRACKS, THE "BROMMA TRACK"

A TEST TRACK COMPOSED OF EIGHT STRAIGHT TEST SECTIONS WITH DIFFERENT WEARING COURSES WAS BUILT ON STOCKHOLM DOMESTIC AIRPORT, BROMMA AIRPORT, DURING THE AUTUMN OF 1968. AN AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLED VEHICLE, EQUIPPED WITH FOUR STUDDED TIRES WAS USED IN A SERIES OF RUNS. THE PURPOSE OF THE TESTS WAS TO DETERMINE THE WEAR OF DIFFERENT PAVEMENTS CAUSED BY STUDDED TIRES UNDER REALISTIC CONDITIONS AND TO ESTABLISH A RELATION BETWEEN SUCH WEAR AND THE WEAR MEASURED IN SIMILAR EXPERIMENTS IN THE VTI ROAD MACHINE. THE TESTS WERE CARRIED OUT DURING TWO WINTERS, COMPRISING IN ALL 100,000 CIRCUITS. WEAR WAS MEASURED BY GEOMETRIC PROFILING, AND AT THE SAME TIME BY A METHOD BASED UPON THE MEASUREMENT OF RADIOACTIVE RADIATION ABSORPTION.

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 3a

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&d Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1974 12:00AM