SKID RESISTANCE OF PAVEMENTS

This publication contains information on various parameters which were considered to be of primary influence relative to skid resistance variation. Considerable data is presented on the dynamic repeatability and statistical variance of the measuring unit as a system. Environmental and physical variables which include pavement temperature, two vehicle cab temperature and humidity, season, water discharge rate, transverse pavement variation and speed gradient data are discussed. An analysis based on two years of controlled testing on a Portland Cement Concrete surface indicated the inherent repeatability error of the skid trailer as a system to be plus or minus .3 SN. A multiple regression analysis of the environmental variables specified accounted for only 39 percent of the variation encountered during the repeatability testing program. The lateral positioning of the test tire is extremely critical due to inherent pavement variation and wear. Differences as large as 20 skid numbers were noted on the randomly selected locations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine Department of Transportation

    Materials and Research Division, Box 1208, Hogan Road
    Bangor, ME  USA  04402
  • Authors:
    • Madden, D A
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-ME-TP 7703 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 58524
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM