A survey was made to show the effect of different types of unevenness on road surfaces. A plank of some few centimetres' thickness will cause an increase of 5 to 10 times the vibration velocity compared to an even surface. If that thickness is further increased, a non-linear increase of the vibrations is obtained. Other types of unevenness were studied as well as the effects of different protective measures. The following parameters and protective measures proved to have great positive effect: 1. The evenness of the road surface. 2. Very low vehicle speeds. 3. Restriction of types of vehicles. 4. Deeply incised slots. 5. Increased depth of foundation. Other parameters such as load limitations, thicker superstructures and ordinary speeds were found to have little effect on inconveniences due to vibration. See also IRRD abstract no. 214777. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish Geotechnical Institute

    Banergaten 16
    S-115-26 Stockholm,   Sweden 

    Statens Geotekniska Institute

    Banergatan 16
    S-115 26 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Tholen, O
  • Publication Date: 1974


  • Swedish

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  • Accession Number: 00127766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM