THE CHARACTERIZATION OF ROAD ROUGHNESS ON BRIDGE DECKS AND THE ADJOINING PAVEMENT

An investigation into the characterization of surface profile and roughness on bridges and the adjoining pavement has been made and the results are reported herein. This investigation included the decomposition of measured roughness on a wavelength basis, thereby making possible numerous comparisons and analyses of the components of roughness. In this report of the pilot study, several methods of characterizing and constrasting roughness types between bridge deck and the adjoining pavement are presented, along with limited results obtained from the analyses of three bridge projects. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation in cooperation with FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    Division of Planning and Research, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  USA  78763
  • Authors:
    • Law, D B
    • WILLIAMSON, H J
    • Hudson, W R
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 155 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75-S0409 Res. Rpt., CFHR-3-8-71-156-4
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM