PAVEMENT CONDITION MEASUREMENT NEEDS AND METHODS, EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This study was to investigate current practice, select the best techniques, and recommend equipment and methodology suitable for pavement condition evaluation. It consisted of visits to chosen states to determine pavement properties that can be measured and provide data for management decisions. The information collected was supplemented with a literature search and a limited firsthand review of equipment in use. Potential developments from current FHWA research programs such as truck ride quality, loss of vehicle control, and friction and texture investigations for predicting skid resistance at various speeds are beyond the scope of this study. The recommended roadway property measurements needed for pavement condition evaluation as inputs to pavement management systems are: skid resistance, roughness, structural capacity, and pavement distress used to assist in pavement repair strategy. Suggestions on data processing, storage, and retrieval are also given in the report. The full length final report number is FHWA-RD-79-68.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Materials, Testing and Research, 1118 State State
    Harrisburg, PA  USA  17112

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gramling, W L
    • Hopkins, J G
    • Cumberledge, G
    • Bhajandas, A
    • Nicotera, R M
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-79- 67 Final Rpt., FCP 35D4-042
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9161
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM