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1Introduction
2Consultation and Review
3Texture characteristics of local roads
3.1 Background
3.2 Ways of characterising texture depth - SMTD and MPD
3.3 SMTD vs. MPD on local roads
3.4 Characteristics of surface texture (SMTD) on local roads
3.4.3 Texture on rural and urban roads
3.4.4 Transverse variability of surface texture
3.4.5 Longitudinal variability of surface texture
3.4.6 Characteristics of sections with poor surface texture
3.4.7 Correspondence with Coarse Visual Inspection data
3.5 Summary
4.2 Relationship between SMTD and skid resistance
4.3 Measurement of texture with short wavelengths
4.3.1 Measurements based on current technology
4.3.2 Direct measurement of microtexture
4.4 Texture depth and accident risk
5Localised texture changes
5.1 Background
5.2 HARRIS Profile laser system
5.3 Capability for measuring texture information
5.4 Detection of localised defects
5.4.1 SMTD values from multiple measurement lines
5.4.2 Variance of SMTD values
5.4.3 Characteristics of specific defects
6Noise
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Noise sources relating to road traffic
6.3 Tyre/road noise
6.3.1 Mechanisms noise generation and amplification
6.3.2 Propagation
6.3.3 Influence of surface texture
6.3.4 Aggregate size
6.3.5 Assessing the acoustic performance of road surfaces
6.4 Body noise
6.4.1 Influence of surface uneveness
6.4.2 Experimental design
6.4.3 Track experiments
6.4.4 Site measurements
6.4.5 Track results
6.4.6 Results of site measurements
6.5 Summary and conclusions
7Conclusions and implications for SCANNER
7.1 Texture characteristics of local roads
7.2 Skid resistance
7.3 Noise
7.4 Detection of localised surface texture defects
7.5 SCANNER specification for measurement of surface texture depth
7.5.1 Measurement of texture in nearside wheeltrack
7.5.2 Measurement of transverse texture variability
7.5.3 Measurement of potential for body rattle noise generation
7.5.4 UKPMS requirements
8References
9Acknowledgements
Appendix A. Research Into Laser Displacement Sensor Capabilities
Appendix B. Correlation between Texture Depth and Accidents
Appendix C. Noise indicators and control measures
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Surface Texture Measurement on Local Roads TRL PPR148

Surface Texture Measurement on Local Roads TRL PPR148

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