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Experimental Ring No. 5: The Effect of Studded Tires on Different Pavement Materials and Surface Textures: Interim Report #1

Description: This preliminary report presents data obtained from testing at the G. A. Riedesel Pavement Testing Facility, during the period from February 11 to May 4, 1972. The purpose of this project was four-fold: (1) to determine pavement wear caused by studded tires; (2) to evaluate the resistance of different pavement materials and textures used in the states of Washington and Idaho to wear caused by tire studs; (3) to test pavement materials and overlays to reduce tire stud damage; and, (4) to study the effect of studded truck tires on pavements.

  • Date Published: May, 1972
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 9.1A
  • Last Modified: July 19, 2007
  • Authors: Milan Krukar, John C. Cook.
  • Originator: Washington State University. College of Engineering. Research Division. Transportation Systems Section.
  • # of Pages: 39 p., 1,292 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Axle loads, Durability, Materials, Pavements, Portland cement concrete, Service life, Studded tires, Surface texture tests, Trucks, Wear.
  • Keywords: Pavement durability, life and performance, asphalt pavement, Portland cement concrete, overlays, surfacings, studded tires, skid resistance.
  • Related Publications: Studded Tire Pavement Wear Reduction and Repair: Phase I, (WA-RD 9.1).
    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).
    Studded Tire Pavement Wear Reduction and Repair, Phase III, (WA-RD 9.3).
    The Effect of Studded Tires on Traffic Striping Paints: Phase II, Preliminary Report, (WA-RD 9.3A).


This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008