EVALUATION OF INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE APPLICATION OF THE IFI (INTERNATIONAL FRICTION INDEX)

EVALUATION DES RECHERCHES SUR L'APPLICATION DE L'INDICE DE FROTTEMENT (IFI)

The paper discusses the organization by the PIARC Committee on Surface Characteristics of an international experiment to compare and harmonize skid resistance and texture measurements. Specifically, the goal was to harmonize the many different pavement friction measurement methods used in different countries. The paper describes several studies conducted in several European countries. These studies are reviewed: Belgium: a prenormative research for European normalization; France: use of two different devices to assess the skid resistance of the wearing course; Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands: a joint experiment comparing the results of different skid resistance devices; Hungary: the use of IFI for a probabilistic pavement performance modeling framework; Mexico: a comparative analysis between the British Pendulum and the Mu Meter.

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    • Both English and French versions of the paper are provided.
  • Corporate Authors:

    World Road Association (PIARC)

    La Grande Arche, Paroi Nord, Niveau 5
    F-92055 La Defense Cedex,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Bennis, T A
    • de Wit, L B
  • Publication Date: 2003-4

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00961503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2003 12:00AM