A STUDY OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MAYS RIDE METER
A study of the measurement of road roughness with the Mays Ride Meter (MRM) is presented. A model is developed to interpret the effects of the long and short waves on the riding quality of the road and used to explain the difference between the Serviceability Indices obtained from the Surface Dynamics Profilometer (SDP) and the MRM. In addition, a statistical analysis is used to show the degree to which the repeated runs of the MRM agree with each other. An assessment is then made as to the applicability of the MRM and its limitations.
- Transportation Planning Div.
University of Texas, AustinCenter for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
Austin, TX United States 78712
Texas State Department of Highways & Public TranspP.O. Box 5051
Austin, TX United States 78763
- Hu, Y C
- WILLIAMSON, H J
- McCullough, B F
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 77 p.
- TRT Terms: Correlation analysis; Mathematical models; Measurement; Profilometers; Riding qualities; Roads; Roughness; Statistical analysis; Surface course (Pavements)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Models
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00154805
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CFHR-3-8-75-177-3
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM