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.
- Study sponsored by the Texas State Dept. of Highways and Pbulic Transportation.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 87 p.
- TRT Terms: Pavements; Rolling contact; Skid resistance; Vehicle dynamics; Weight measurement; Wet weather
- Uncontrolled Terms: Wet pavements
- Old TRIS Terms: Vehicle responses
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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