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Studded Tire Pavement Wear Reduction and Repair: Phase III


This report presents results obtained from the analyses of data which were collected during the performance of Phase I and Phase II of this project. The data were collected at the G. A. Riedesel Pavement Testing Facility which is operated by Washington State University and is located in Pullman, Washington. Regression analyses were performed in order to relate various factors to each other.

The factors used in the analyses included stud type, stud protrusion, speed, air temperature, pavement temperature, environmental conditions, stud hardness and tire tread depth. The purpose was to evaluate the relative importance of these factors on pavement wear. It was found that the type of overlay, the type of stud and the stud protrusion length were the most important factors affecting pavement wear under WSU Test Track conditions. The other factors could not be sufficiently isolated to determine their relative importance.

Average wear rates were calculated for the different types of pavements and overlays caused by the different stud types. A formula was developed which can be used to calculate pavement life under certain conditions.

The results obtained for Phase I and Phase II were compared and the difference in these results is discussed. Some of the difference was due to the different testing conditions between the two phases. A comparison with other associated research was also made.

A striping paint study was made and the results are included in this report.

  • Date Published: December, 1973
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 9.3
  • Last Modified: July 20, 2007
  • Authors: Harold C. Sorensen, Milan Krukar, John C. Cook.
  • Originator: Washington State University. College of Engineering. Research Division. Transportation Systems Section.
  • # of Pages: 154 p., 5,784 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Asphalt pavements, Durability, Materials, Overlays (Pavements), Pavement performance, Pavements, Portland cement concrete, Profilometers, Service life, Skid resistance, Snow tires, Striping, Studded tires, Surfaces, Test tracks, Testing, Texture, Tires, Trucks, Wear.
  • Keywords: Pavement durability, life and performance, asphalt pavement, Portland cement concretes, overlays, surface texture, studded tires, skid resistance, striping paints.
  • Related Publications: Studded Tire Pavement Wear Reduction and Repair: Phase I, (WA-RD 9.1). Experimental Ring No. 5: The Effect of Studded Tires on Different Pavement Materials and Surface Textures: Interim Report #1, (WA-RD 9.1A).
    Studded Tire Pavement Wear Reduction and Repair: Phase II, (WA-RD 9.2).
    Stud Tire Effects of Pavement Overlays: Preliminary Report, (WA-RD 9.2A).
    The Effect of Studded Tires on Traffic Stripping Paints: Phase II, Preliminary Report, (WA-RD 9.3A).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008