Rolling Resistance Measurements at the MnROAD Facility

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota State University, Mankato, contracted with the Technical University of Gdańsk, in Poland, to conduct rolling resistance at the MnROAD facility near Albertville, Minnesota. While the rolling resistance testing was conducted on all cells of the MnROAD mainline, the primary objective relative to this project was to obtain the rolling resistance data for Cells 7, 8, and 9 – the portland cement concrete pavement cells with conventional and two innovative diamond grinding applications. The research team from Poland conducted the testing for a week in the middle of September, 2011. All cells on the MnROAD mainline were tested, as well as one off-site location (US 212 near Shakopee, Minnesota). The collected rolling resistance data were analyzed and are presented in this report. Additional analyses that were conducted include a comparison of the rolling resistance data to surface texture, friction, and noise. Some of the comparisons are not consistent with those measured on other pavement surfaces (in Europe), but the authors present some possible reasons for the differences.

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    Minnesota State University, Mankato

    Center for Transportation Research and Implementation
    205 E Trafton Science Center
    Mankato, MN  United States  56001

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Research Services Section, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, Mail Stop 330
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Authors:
    • Ejsmont, Jerzy A
    • Ronowski, Grzegorz
    • Wilde, W James
  • Publication Date: 2012-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Interim Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01444966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MN/RC 2012-07
  • Contract Numbers: 93028
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2012 2:00PM