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Measurement of road surface texture: an examination

Tosswell, P., Firth, C.T., Powell, D.B. and Vaughan, S. (1997) Measurement of road surface texture: an examination Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer, 121, pp. 186-192. (doi:10.1680/imuen.1997.29880).

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This paper discusses the measurement of road surface texture and specifically the use of the standard sand patch test as a method to determine whether a road surface lies within contractual texture tolerances. The test is criticized by the industry due to the variability of the results which can be obtained. A series of tests on concrete specimen tiles with brushed and exposed aggregate finishes has been conducted which demonstrates the problem...

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Published date: December 1997


Local EPrints ID: 74074
ISSN: 0965-0903
PURE UUID: 1a3b8a5d-0238-4cd3-94ca-dd6e6e8cbb88

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:47

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Author: P. Tosswell
Author: C.T. Firth
Author: D.B. Powell
Author: S. Vaughan

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