ANALYSIS OF CHARACTERISTIC ROUGHNESS PATTERNS IN PAVEMENTS AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ROUGHNESSES AND PAVEMENT DESTRESS

A pilot study of certain pavement distress problems is discussed in this report. Road roughness measurements made with the Surface Dynamics Road Profilometer (SDP) and pavement condition survey data have been analyzed by statistical methods to demonstrate approaches to these problems, and, within the scope of a pilot study, to obtain results. The particular problems addressed are comparisons of characteristic roughness types (as to wavelength, transverse vs. longitudinal effects, etc.) in pavements of different types and ages, and investigation of relationships among various roughness and distress types.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78712

    Federal Highway Administration

    Division of Planning and Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    Division of Planning and Research, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763
  • Authors:
    • WILLIAMSON, H J
    • Hudson, W R
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 3-8-71-156
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM