SPRAY PROTECTOR TESTING ON TRUCKS
The report discusses spray protectors to reduce the obscuring of view of following drivers by spray and debris thrown up by the vehicle wheels. The objective of this project was to obtain data from a series of road tests on the amount of spray contributed by each wheel from a truck tractor and semi-trailer combination vehicle, and a truck transport when tested under variable conditions of vehicle loading, tire wear, road conditions, and road moisture. Experimental testing was conducted on two different road surfaces using two trucks with new tires and worn tires, loaded and unloaded, under road moisture conditions of heavy water and light water.
Southwest Research Institute6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
San Antonio, TX United States 78228-0510
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Ritter, T E
- Publication Date: 1972-12-12
- Pagination: 53 p.
- TRT Terms: Field of vision; Highways; Measurement; Measuring instruments; Moisture content; Pavements; Photography; Protection; Protective coatings; Road tests; Sprayers; Tires; Tractor trailer combinations; Traffic safety; Trailers; Truck tractors; Trucks; Visibility; Wheels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Field of view; Spraying
- Subject Areas: Highways; Motor Carriers; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00094432
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: SwRI-AR-848 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-024-2-469
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM