ASTM-E707 Standard Test Method for Skid Resistance Measurements Using the North Carolina State University Variable-Speed Friction Tester (Withdrawn 2006)

ASTM-E707 - 1990 EDITION - SUPERSEDED
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Standard Test Method for Skid Resistance Measurements Using the North Carolina State University Variable-Speed Friction Tester (Withdrawn 2006)
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Scope

1.1 This test method covers the measurement of skid resistance of paved surfaces or laboratory-prepared specimens using the North Carolina State University Variable-Speed Friction Tester.

1.2 The Variable-Speed Friction Tester (VST) is a pendulum-type tester with a locked-wheel smooth rubber tire at its lower end. A stream of water at a selected water test velocity is directed by a nozzle along the specimen surface in the path of contact between the locked-pendulum tire and the specimen. The friction between the tire and the specimen is measured from the energy lost in the pendulum. The tester is suitable for field tests on pavement surfaces as well as laboratory use (see Note 1).

1.3 The values measured, VSN (variable-speed (tester) number), represent the frictional properties obtained with the apparatus and procedures stated herein and do not necessarily agree or correlate directly with those obtained by other skid-resistance measuring methods.

Note 1—Uneven pavement surfaces in the field may provide inaccurate VSN measurements. Extreme care should be taken when using the VST in the field.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Keywords

aggregate-pavement surfaces; bituminous emulsions-asphalt; bituminous paving mixtures-skid resistance; North Carolina State University friction tester; pavement surfaces-skid resistance; skid resistance; ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

04.03 (Road and Paving Materials; Vehicle-Pavement Systems)

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93.080.20 (Road construction materials Including asphalts, road pavements, etc.)

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Document Number

ASTM-E707-90

Revision Level

1990 EDITION

Status

Superseded

Modification Type

Withdrawn

Publication Date

May 25, 1990

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

5 pages

Committee Number

E17.23