A review of the literature together with field data obtained for the vehicle mounted Mays Ride Meter roughness measuring device is presented. The operational characteristics of the Mays Ride Meter are presented by examining the type of vehicle in which it is used, changes in vehicles with time, and the effects of tire pressure, air temperature, passengers and luggage, wet or dry pavements, wind velocity, vehicle speed, and driver variability. Utilizing the above information, quidelines are recommended concerning operational control for the instrument. Field data obtained in 1974 on statewide randomly located pavement sections is presented so that typical values for mean, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation may be observed. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, Transportation Planning Division. Research preformed in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011
  • Authors:
    • Epps, J A
    • Shaw, C W
    • Harvey, G G
    • Mahoney, J P
    • Scott Jr, W W
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 121 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-2-18-71-151-3
  • Contract Numbers: Study No. 2-18-71-15
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM