ESTIMATION OF SKID NUMBERS FROM SURFACE TEXTURE PARAMETERS IN THE RATIONAL DESIGN OF STANDARD REFERENCE PAVEMENTS FOR TEST EQUIPMENT CALIBRATION

Accurate measurement of highway skid resistance has required the application of appropriate reference standards for the calibration of locked wheel skid trailers (ASTM Test for Skid Resistance of Paved Surface Using a Full-Scale Tire (E 274-70)) used as test equipment. This investigation was concerned with the development of criteria needed for the design of primary standard reference pavement surfaces: A parameteric study of the effect of pavement texture on skid number, comprising laboratory experiments with model pavement surfaces, offers new insight into a solution of the problem.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Appeared in: Surface Texture Versus Skidding: Measurements, Frictional Aspects, and Safety Features of Tire-Pavement Interactions, A Symposium.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  USA  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Britton, S C
    • Ledbetter, W B
    • Gallaway, B M
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7949
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM