RESEARCH EQUIPMENT FOR THE STUDY OF RUBBER FRICTION AND SKID RESISTANCE

A COMPILATION IS PRESENTED OF THE RESEARCH EQUIPMENT DEVELOPED AT THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY FOR THE STUDY OF RUBBER FRICTION AND SKID RESISTANCE. THE REPORT CONTAINS THE TEST FUNCTIONS, OPERATING PRINCIPLES, SPECIFICATIONS AND TEST PROCEDURES FOR TWELVE LABORATORY DEVICES AND TWO AUXILIARY PIECES OF EQUIPMENT. THE LABORATORY DEVICES INCLUDE MODIFIED BRITISH PORTABLE TESTER, RUBBER HARDNESS TEST STAND, IMPACT DAMPING TEST STAND, DECAY DAMPING TESTER, FORCED OSCILLATION DAMPING TEST STAND, INTERFACE SHEAR TEST STAND, BEARING PRESSURE TEST STAND, LOW SPEED FRICTION ANALYZER, HIGH SPEED FRICTION ANALYZER, RECIPROCATING PAVEMENT POLISHER, ROTARY WEAR MACHINE AND CIRCULAR TIRE- TRACK FACILITY. THE FIELD TEST EQUIPMENT INCLUDES THE PENN STATE SINGLE WHEEL SKID TESTER, THE PENN STATE DRAG TESTER, PAVEMENT PROFILE TRACER, PAVEMENT DRAINAGE METER AND WATER DEPTH GAGES. THE AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT DISCUSSED INCLUDES RUBBER SAMPLE CUTTING TOOLS AND A TIRE BREAK-IN STAND. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1/3/, BPR-16, STATE 387
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Building
    University Park, PA  USA  16802
  • Authors:
    • KUMMER, H W
  • Publication Date: 1966-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1994 12:00AM