ROAD ROUGHNESS TECHNOLOGY, STATE OF THE ART

The paper gives an overview of road roughness technology, lists the most prominent equipment used in longitudinal profile evaluations, and discusses uses of the measurements. Several types of roughness measurement equipment are operational for the purpose of measuring riding quality; whereas, development of equipment, reduction procedures, and meaningful acceptance criteria of roughness for highway safety, for predicting pavement loading from heavy vehicles, and for determining pavement life expectancy have not reached the point where the equipment and procedures are operational for large scale road inventory purposes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Structure and Applied Mechanics Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Balmer, G G
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-73- 54 Final Rpt., FCP 21H3-244
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1976 12:00AM