SKID TEST TRAILER CALIBRATION

THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY IS TO COMPARE TWO DIFFERENT SYSTEMS OF CALIBRATION; (1) THE TORQUE LEVER ARM, AND (2) THE DAVIDSON FORCE PLATE METHOD. RESULTS WERE TAKEN FOR THREE DIFFERENT TIRES USING THE DAVIDSON FORCE PLATE AND TORQUE LEVER ARM METHODS OF CALIBRATION. READINGS WER TAKEN AT THREE WERE LEVELS: (A) NEW, (B) AT ONE-HALF, AND (C) AT FULL. A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS WAS MADE ON THE DATA COLLECTED AND INDICATED THAT THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DAVIDSON FORCE PLATE AND TORQUE LEVER ARM METHODS OF CALIBRATION. BASED ON THESE FINDINGS IT IS CONCLUDED THAT EITHER METHOD CAN BE USED FOR CALIBRATION WITH CONFIDENCE. THE TORQUE LEVER ARM METHOD CAN BE USED WITH CONFIDENCE FOR THE INSTRUMENTATIN CHECK OR AS A FIELD METHOD TEST WHEN NECESSARY. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • AW-73-103-46
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Authors:
    • Starkeyce
    • Shah, G N
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM