A STUDY OF THE MECHANISM OF POLISHING OF ROADSTONES BY TRAFFIC

THIS REPORT GIVES A REVIEW OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE ON THE TEXTURAL CHANGES EXPERIENCED BY ROAD SURFACING AGGREGATES AS A RESULT OF ABRASION, POLISHING, DIFFERENTIAL WEAR AND WEATHERING. THESE HAVE BEEN RELATED TO THE BEHAVIOUR OF FIVE PARTICULAR ROADSTONES, OF DIFFERENT PETROGRAPHIC TYPES INSERTED IN THE ROAD AT TWO SITES. THE ROADSTONES HAVE BEEN STUDIED IN DETAIL WITH THE AID OF A SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE USING A REPLICA TECHNIQUE WHICH ALLOWED THE CONTINUOUS NON-DESTRUCTIVE OBSERVATION OF SELECTED SAMPLES OVER A PERIOD OF FIFTEEN MONTHS. CHANGES IN MICRO-TEXTURE HAVE BEEN FOUND TO ACCORD WITH SKID-RESISTANCE VALUES, TRAFFIC DENSITY, CATEGORY OF SITE AND MINERALOGICAL COMPOSITION OF INDIVIDUAL AGGREGATES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Neville, G
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL LR 621 Series
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM