Long-term behaviour model of skid resistance for asphalt roadway surfaces. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/L10-021Revista : Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Volumen : 37
Número : 5
Páginas : 719-727
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación
Skid resistance (SR) is relevant to road safety. Several researchers have showed that SR diminishes its value over time depending on the traffic-aggregated interactions, and the presence of heavy vehicles in the traffic stream. The classical SR model shows that its value drops from a starting value to an equilibrium value over time. However, this behaviour in low-volume roads is not entirely true. In this paper, an SR model in a single mathematic specification is proposed, which considers the polishing effect of heavy traffic through the polishing equivalence factor. The model was calibrated by using data measured with a SCRIM device from 1100 test sections in Chile. Considering speed and temperature factors calibrated for Chile, data were processed and corrected. It was concluded that the model for long-term behaviour of SR is satisfactory, but it is necessary to include the seasonal effects for a more realistic model.