THE MEASUREMENT AND SPECIFICATION OF PAVEMENT SMOOTHNESS

The achievement of smoother road surfaces has long been a focus of attention for pavement engineers, even predating the introduction of motorised vehicles. This concern with pavement smoothness stems from recognition that: for road users, smoothness is an important factor governing their perception of the quality of a road pavement, and has a significant influence on vehicle operating costs; for road authorities, smoothness is a significant determinant of the rate of pavement deterioration and hence, of the level of maintenance expenditure. The purpose of this paper is to examine the application of current methods of measurement as devices for control of the asphalt paving and compaction process. It also reviews the recent trend specification clauses and their application to both new work and resurfacing projects and to the range of road classifications. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no. E200099.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Asphalt Pavement Association

    Level 2, 5 Wellington Street
    Kew, Victoria  Australia  3101
  • Authors:
    • MANGAN, D
  • Publication Date: 1998-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00780621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM