Pavement skid resistance information and data is comprehensive but scattered throughout the literature. Here the state of the art and the state of the practice involving various methods of providing pavement surfaces (roads and runways) that reduce wet weather skidding and hydroplaning are summarized and reviewed; also identified are those areas where the practice lags behind the state of the art. Source information is also furnished for the serious student and researcher of the subject. Field and laboratory tests and specifications of skid measurement and predictability are discussed. Polish resistance of various aggregate types are listed as is the skid resistance of various pavement surfaces. The effect of characteristics of the materials and surfaces of pavement construction are presented in relationship to the design, construction and maintenance of road and airport pavements. Details of design, construction and maintenancefor effective skid resistance are covered. Of special significance is the section on "The Future". The paper was contributed to by a group of experts in the field. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 39-50
  • Monograph Title: Skidding Accidents: Pavement Characteristics. Proceedings of a Conference Conducted by the Transportation Research Board, May 2-6, 1977
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 309025753
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-021 439
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM