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ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN 978-609-457-690-4 CD
ISBN 978-609-457-640-9
 Roads and Railways

Tadas Andriejauskas , Viktoras Vorobjovas , Valdas Mielonas

Evaluation of skid resistance characteristics and measurement methods

Conference Information: 9th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, MAY 22-24, 2014 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Source: ICEE-2014 - International Conference on Environmental Engineering
Book Series: International Conference on Environmental Engineering (ICEE) Selected papers
ISSN: ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN: 978-609-457-640-9 / 978-609-457-690-4 CD
Year: 2014
Publisher: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press Technika

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Skid resistance is one of the major road pavement characteristics, which determines the friction between the road surface and vehicle tire. It is a crucial road surface characteristic to ensure sufficient road safety. The article gives a study of the parameters influencing skid resistance. Number of different methods and devices which are currently being used in practice to measure skid resistance both in the laboratory and in-situ in different countries were overviewed in this paper. As a result of the evaluation of skid resistance characteristics and measurement methods, the paper provides recommendations for skid resistance measurement suitability and applicability for Lithuanian road network.

Keywords: skid resistance; measurement methods; devices.

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