Skid Resistance and Fractal Structure of Pavement Surface
- Published: Aristotle University and Democretus University, 1997
- Authors: O. Panagouli and A. Kokkalis
- Date Added: 06 Mar 2013
- Last Update: 06 Mar 2013
To examine the road surface contribution to tyre-road skid resistance.
An attempt is made to approximate the road surface texture with fractals, in order to take into account its accurate geometry. A qualitative relationship between road surface texture, expressed through fractal concepts, and skid resistance is recognised.
Inadequate microtexture, as a result of the presence of polishable material, drops skid resistance and enhances RTI risk.
Inadequate macrotexture, as a result of faulty construction practice or wear, drops skid resistance, especially in the medium to high speed range, thus enhancing RTI risk.
Skid Resistance, Texture
Greek-based research but included as relevant to UK.