BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT POLISHING

Eleven test strips containing replicate sections of bituminous pavements used in Pennsylvania were placed at the behest of a Joint Industry-PennDOT Task Force to investigate field performance of the aggregates. Fifty-two aggregate samples and 223 pavement cores of the test sections were polished in the laboratory by various methods. Laboratory-field data correlations indicate that the general level of skid resistance characteristics of surface aggregates may be determined in the laboratory and that aggregates are ranked similarly by both approaches. However, the correlations failed to produce regression equations that could, with confidence, define mathematical relationships for predicting specific field skid numbers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Automotive Research Program. Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    University Park, PA  USA  16802

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Materials, Testing and Research, 1118 State State
    Harrisburg, PA  USA  17112

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dahir, S H
    • Meyer, W E
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 215 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARP-S66 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1977 12:00AM