Update of AASHTO Standard Practice for Certification of Inertial Profiling Systems (R 56)

Inertial profilers are used by state highway agencies and others to produce a relatively accurate and repeatable measurement of the pavement profile, which can then be analyzed to produce various smoothness statistics (e.g., International Roughness Index—IRI). AASHTO R 56, Standard Practice for Certification of Inertial Profiling Systems, describes a certification procedure for operators and test equipment used to measure a longitudinal surface elevation profile of a roadway based on an inertial reference system that is mounted on a data collection vehicle. The practice stipulates minimum requirements intended to address the need for accurate and repeatable profile measurements for construction quality control/quality assurance, acceptance, and network-level data collection. However, there is a concern that this practice does not adequately address the range of potential applications (e.g., project-level versus network-level data collection and low and high pavement roughness). Research is needed to identify the shortcomings of R 56, pursue needed work to identify rational modifications, and develop an updated version of R 56 for consideration and adoption by AASHTO. The objective of this research is to develop an updated version of AASHTO R 56, Standard Practice for Certification of Inertial Profiling Systems, for consideration and adoption by AASHTO.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $250000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 10-106

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Hanna, Amir

  • Start Date: 20200421
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01707721
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 10-106
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 3 2019 3:17PM