EVALUATION OF EXPERIMENTAL OPEN GRADED FRICTION COURSES

The Maryland State Highway Administration with the cooperation of the Maryland Asphalt Association through its member contractors began construction of experimental test pavements in conjunction with normal paving contracts. This joint effort, which began in 1972, was an attempt to develop those bituminous mix designs producing the highest possible friction values using locally available aggregates. The results of continuing friction measurements on the various mix designs are evaluated. It appears that there is small difference between Marylands standard SN, St and an open graded plant mix seal when using the same aggregate. Plant mix seals do seem to offer some benefit in the area of reduced spray during rain and some reduction of tire-pavement noise. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Maryland State Highway Administration in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21202
  • Authors:
    • Kariotis, G N
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-MD-78-77-10 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: AWO75-132-046
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM