SKID-TEST TRAILER: DESCRIPTION, EVALUATION AND ADAPTATION

A TWO-WHEELED SKID-TEST TRAILER AND TOWING VEHICLE WERE ACQUIRED IN 1969. THE TRAILER WAS DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR MEASUREMENT OF STEADY-STATE FRICTION AT AND ABOVE NORMAL TRAFFIC SPEEDS. MEASUREMENT OF INSTANTANEOUS WHEEL LOADS ALSO PERMITTED DETERMINATION OF PEAK OR INCIPIENT FRICTION. FACTORS AND VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH THE TESTING DEVICE AND CALIBRATION AND TEST PROCEDURES WERE INVESTIGATED AND STANDARDIZED, AND THE TRAILER WAS ADOPTED FOR ROUTINE TESTING. COMPARATIVE TEST WERE CONDUCTED WITH TRAILERS FROM GENERAL MOTORS AND FROM THE STATES OF KENTUCKY, OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA AND THE DATA WERE CORRELATED. THE INTERIM STANDARD METHOD OF TEST USING AN AUTOMOBILE WAS CORRELATED WITH THE TRAILOR TO PERMIT CONVERSION OF DATA ACCUMULATED IN PRECEDING YEARS.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • APP RES REPT 338
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kentucky Department Highways

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  • Authors:
    • Rizenbergs, R L
    • Burchett, J L
    • Napier, C T
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Interim
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1973 12:00AM