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Studded Tire Wear Resistance of PCC Pavements


The performance of portland cement concrete mixes with higher flexural strength, higher cement content, and with Hard-Cem additive and carpet drag finish will be evaluated over a period of five years to determine if they are more resistant to studded tire wear. Special sections of each mix will be tested over a five year period to determine the rate of studded tire wear as compared to the WSDOT standard 650 psi flexural strength mix and tined finish. In addition, the carpet drag finish will be compared to transverse tining with regard to providing adequate friction resistance over time and reducing tire/pavement noise.

  • Date Published: January, 2007
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 658.1
  • Last Modified: March 27, 2007
  • Authors: Keith W. Anderson, Jeff Uhlmeyer, Linda Pierce.
  • Originator: Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation. Materials Laboratory.
  • # of Pages: 60 p., 2,394 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Studded tires, Portland cement concrete, Resistance tests, Flexural strength, Surface course (Pavements), Admixtures, Testing, Pavement performance, Durability.
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  • Related Publications: Studded Tire Wear Resistance of PCC Pavements with Special Mix Designs (WA-RD 658.2)

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