It is known from previous research that skid resistance can vary significantly on a daily basis. The cause of this short-term variation may be attributed to external factors such as amount and intensity of rainfall and contamination effects of debris on the road surface. For this study, daily skid-resistance measurements were taken on the road surface according to ASTM E274-77 and a sample of dust and debris was collected from the road surface and analyzed for size distribution. It was found that the major factor that influenced the short-term skid resistance was dust particles in a certain range of sizes found on the road. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 23-28
  • Monograph Title: Interaction between Vehicles and Pavement Surfaces
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309032024
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1981 12:00AM