PCC Surface Characteristics - Rehabilitation (MnROAD Study)

Research findings will enable the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) to specify ranges of values for friction, ride, and texture that will optimize quietness, ride, texture and friction in program delivery. It will reduce the incidence of uncomfortable ride, hydroplaning, and obnoxious whines, with the results of this study benefiting.the average road user. Research outcomes will facilitate a family of curves and algorithms that will address the optimization for giving good friction, which unfortunately was interpreted by profilometers as pavement roughness, as well as noise and friction. The researchers will have a prediction of noise level, based on the grinding techniques. The project will provide data for optimization of pavement quietness, friction, texture and ride. The researchers note that they will be in a better position to improve their diamond grinding and texture specification, if necessary. Also, the project will address the question as to what degree of total noise is generated by tire-pavement interaction. Monitored over time, performance versus time characteristics will be obtained for various grinding techniques. This pooled fund study is strictly to perform the surface characteristics research on rehabilitated test sections at Minnesota Road Research Facility (MnROAD); its funding will come from Mn/DOT and other participating states. The funding for the rehabilitation of the test sections will be obtained separately from Mn/DOT and other partners.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $275000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Fick, Debra

  • Start Date: 20090420
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140730
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41885

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495912
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(134)
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2013 1:02AM