Skid resistance variability: a case study in Northland

This research paper summarises some findings from an ongoing programme of research undertaken by The University of Auckland and Works Infrastructure Limited (Works) over the first six months of 2003 on the Performance Specified Maintenance Contract (PSMC) 002. Works is the maintenance contractor for Transit New Zealand (Transit) on its entire Region 1 state highways, located in Northland. The principal aim of the research has been to identify the source and magnitude of variation of skid resistance in terms of: daily, weekly and seasonal variations; rehabilitation treatments and their deterioration profiles over time; traffic effects (AADT, vehicle weights); environment factors (rainfall, surface and ambient temperatures, detritus); type of measuring device used (eg. SCRIM, GripTester, British Pendulum) and methods of rejuvenating skid resistance. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214156.

  • Authors:
    • Wilson, D I
    • FINDLAY, M
  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01043136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 8:20AM