OJCE  Vol.6 No.4 , September 2016
Pavement Friction and Skid Resistance Measurement Methods: A Literature Review
Abstract: Driving safety is of significance in the automobile industry and transportation systems. Pavement skid resistance has long been recognized as the most important parameter in reducing traffic accidents especially in wet conditions. The knowledge of the friction coefficient and skid resistance is very valuable information for safety enhancement of roads. Thus, it is important to find proper methods for measuring skid resistance and frictional properties of the pavement surface. There is a wide range of measurement methods and devices for measuring skid resistance. This paper presents a review on the research studies that have been done on characterization of the frictional properties of the pavement surface and discussed methods used for measurement and evaluation of texture characteristics and the strengths and weaknesses of these methods. Finally, some ideas have been suggested to develop new methods for better and proper measurement of skid resistance.
Cite this paper: Mataei, B. , Zakeri, H. , Zahedi, M. and Nejad, F. (2016) Pavement Friction and Skid Resistance Measurement Methods: A Literature Review. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 6, 537-565. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2016.64046.

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