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Improved Prediction of Aggregate Skid Resistance Using Modified PSV Tests

Woodward, David, Woodside, Alan and Jellie, Joe (2004) Improved Prediction of Aggregate Skid Resistance Using Modified PSV Tests. In: Proc of the 8th Internation Conference Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportationh Engineering, Beijing. American Society ofCivil Engineers. 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1061/40730(144)86


The British polish stone value or PSV test method is widely used around the world to measure the skid resistance of aggregate. It has been a British Standard for many years and forms the basis of the specification for surfacing aggregate in the United Kingdom. It has recently become a European Standard. With various modifications the test equipment is used in many other countries around the world. However, the method was developed about 60 years ago and has remained relatively unchanged since. In contrast there has been tremendous change in the amount of traffic and the stressing experienced by surfacing aggregate. This paper reports on research carried out to improve understanding between the laboratory prediction of aggregate skid resistance and actual performance in-service

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:16175
Deposited By: Dr David Woodward
Deposited On:09 Dec 2010 12:10
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 10:52

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