A STUDY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE DRAG TESTER FOR MEASURING THE SKID RESISTANCE OF PAVEMENT SURFACES

THIS REPORT COVERS THE CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE OF CORRELATION BETWEEN THE PENN STATE DRAG TESTER AND THE CALIFORNIA SKID TESTER. A SUITABLE CORRELATION WAS NOT OBTAINED WHEN DIFFERENT TYPES OF SURFACES WERE COMPARED. A SIGNIFICANT CORRELATION WAS OBTAINED WHEN ONLY PCC SURFACES WERE USED IN THE ANALYSIS. THE SPEED EFFECTS IS OF CONSIDERABLE IMPORTANCE ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE ARE DEFINITE DIFFERENCES IN SURFACE TEXTURE. THE RUBBER SLIDERS WEAR WAS EXCESSIVE AND REQUIRED FREQUENT CHANGING. NO FURTHER STUDY IS PROPOSED ON THIS PROJECT SINCE THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE TWO TESTERS WAS NOT SATISFACTORY . /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1141, STATE B-3-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania Department of Highways

    400 North Street
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120-0095

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1967-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1994 12:00AM