REQUIREMENTS FOR WEAR-RESISTANT AND SKID-RESISTANT HIGHWAY PAVEMENT SURFACES

Materials engineers and others responsible for the design of pavements will find the expanded body of knowledge on pavement skid resistance characteristics contained in this report to be quite helpful during the selection of aggregates and pavement types for new highways and the rehabilitation of existing roads. The report contains the results of an extensive experimental program involving the exposure of 36 pavement sections to simulated traffic of up to 7,000,000 wheel passes on a circular test track. The test track exposure generally confirms previous research and experience concerning the importance of aggregate selection to pavement skid resistance. The unlikely prospects for economical development of pavement surfaces adequately resistant to the wear of studded tire traffic was also verified. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for NCHRP, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Woodward-Clyde Consultants

    Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 700
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94111
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 1-12(3), Fy 72
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM