RELATING PAVEMENT ROUGHNESS TO VEHICLE BEHAVIOR

A study was made of the realtionship between pavement roughness as measured with the modified BPR roughometer and various criteria of vehicle behavior such as steer angle, steering wheel angle, side-slip angle, driver acceleration and lateral tire forces. The possible use of these criteria to establish limits for pavement roughness is discussed. This is the first of three reports on pavement roughness and vehicle dynamics studies under this contract. Title of the other two reports are: (1) "Laboratory Measurement of Vehicle Characteristics for Predicting Highway Behavior" (FHWA-RD-75-2)? and (2) "Tentative Road Roughness Criteria Based Upon Vehicle Performance" (FHWA-RD-75-3). /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue Research Foundation

    Purdue University
    Lafayette, IN  United States  47907
  • Authors:
    • Quinn, B E
    • Jones, E W
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 215 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75- 1 Final Rpt., FCP 31H3-112
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8056
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM