DEVELOPMENTS IN HIGHWAY PAVEMENT ENGINEERING--1. CHAPTER 6--SKID RESISTANCE OF BITUMINOUS AND CONCRETE SURFACINGS

The skid resistance of road and airfield pavements is concerned with the factors which govern the surface's frictional interaction with tyres. It is also concerned with the measurement of these factors in the laboratory and in the field and with methods of (a) designing skid resistant surfacings, and (b) restoring skid resistance to surfacings which have become polished and/or lost macrotexture. In this chapter the first sections are devoted to the direct laboratory and field methods of measurement of skid resistance and to the indirect methods of assessing pavement microtexture and macrotexture. These sections are followed by an account of the influence of vehicle speed, seasonal climatic variation, traffic intensity, braking and cornering and age of the surfacing on measured or experienced skid resistance. The concluding sections deal briefly with the frictional properties of typical conventional bituminous surfacing materials, with modern developments in methods of producing macrotextures in concrete in the plastic state and in the hardened state and finally with some developments of the last two decades in the direction of producing special skid resistant materials /Author/TRRL/

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    Applied Science Publishers Limited

    22 Rippleside Commercial Estate, Ripple Road
    Barking, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lees, G
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00193984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM