AN EVALUATION OF THE CHLOE PROFILOMETER AND THE CAUSES OF PAVEMENT DEPRECIATION IN MAINE

THE CHLOE PROFILOMETER IS AN ELECTRONICALLY ORIENTED INSTRUMENT DEVELOPED BY THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION FOR MEASURING THE SMOOTHNESS OF A ROAD. THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT IS TWO-FOLD, IN THAT THE FIRST PART EXPLAINS PROBLEMS THAT OCCURRED WITH A PROFILOMETER PURCHASED BY THE MAINE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION. IT ALSO EXPLAINS HOW THE DATA WAS OBTAINED IN THE FIELD AS WELL AS THE METHOD USED IN THE OFFICE TO PROCESS THE INFORMATION. THE MERITS OF AND THE PROBLEMS WITH THE EQUIPMENT AND METHOD ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. THE SECOND PART OF THIS REPORT PRESENTS AN ATTEMPT TO DIFFERENTIATE IN TERMS OF CHLOE PRESENT SERVICEABILITY INDEXES THE INFLUENCES CAUSED BY (1) SEASONAL VARIATIONS (FROST ACTION), (2) CLEAN AND DIRTY SUBGRADE MATERIALS, (3) PAVEMENT DEPRECIATION WITH RESPECT TO TIME, (4) PAVEMENT DEPRECIATION WITH RESPECT TO TOTAL 18 KIP EQUIVALENT AXLE APPLICATIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • MAT & RES TECH PAPER 71-9P
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine State Highway Commission

    Materials and Research Division, Bureau of Highways
    Augusta, ME  United States  04330
  • Authors:
    • Mcnaughton, E L
    • Rand, D W
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1972 12:00AM