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Title: Use of a portable friction tester on snow and ice pavement
Authors: Menke, Amelia M.
Shoop, Sally A. (Sally Annette)
Elder, Bruce C.
Keywords: Snow
Scientific apparatus and instruments--Evaluation
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CRREL MP-22-7
Is Version Of: Menke, Amelia, Sally Shoop, and Bruce Elder. "Use of a Portable Friction Tester on Snow and Ice Pavement." In Permafrost 2021: Merging Permafrost Science and Cold Regions Engineering, pp. 203-213. Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2021.
Abstract: The objective of this project was to determine if portable friction testers could be used for friction measurements on compacted snow and ice surfaces. First, the effect of cold temperatures on the operation, consistency, and accuracy of commercially available portable pavement friction measuring tools was evaluated. Tests entailed a series of experiments in a controlled cold room environment. Two portable fixed slip continuous measurement devices and one deceleration spot measurement device were evaluated. The controlled temperature testing determined how ambient temperature and duration of exposure can affect results, but that with care, the devices could be operated in conditions as cold as ˗25°C. This was followed by using one of the devices on outdoor testing on snow, ice, and asphalt surfaces and compared the portable tester to the well-known SAAB vehicle runway friction tester. Results showed good agreement between the portable tester and the SAAB Friction tester, providing validation for the operational use of a portable tester on frozen surfaces.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL MP-22-7
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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