TIRE-PAVEMENT FRICTION AS A FUNCTION OF VEHICLE MANEUVERS

Limit manuevers were performed on different wet pavements with disparate passenger vehicles, and the vehicle available acceleration were compared with pavement friction indicators. Reasonably conservative estimates were made of vehicle cornering and/or stopping capability as a function of skid number measured at 40 mph. These extimates can be used to realistically evaluate pavement friction for expected maneuvers at individual roadway sites.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study sponsored by the Texas State Dept. of Highways and Pbulic Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TTI 163-2F Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 2-10-72-163
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM