This report, which is presented in an effort to help highway engineers avoid situations which may lead to loss of friction between a moving tire and road surface, examines some aspects of water flow across wide pavements. Factors affecting loss of friction and their relative importance are also examined. The literature in this field was surveyed, and difficulty was noted in correlation of test conditions and the resultant data with actual load conditions under traffic and driver performance. Specific aspects studied are tire and wet surface interaction, tire performance in wet surface conditions, depth of water flow on wide pavements, road surface, road design factors affecting flow depths (road crossfall, 2-way crossfall, curved alignment, gore area at ramp exit and entries, development of superelevation, road shoulders), and channel and pit capacities (storm recurrence interval; flow widths; channel capacity; pit capacity, type and spacing; design of inlet spacings). Conclusions based on the study are listed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of Australian State Road Auth

    P.O. Box J141
    Brickfield Hill, New South Wales 2000,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082890
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM