Pavement Friction Estimation Based on the Heinrich/Klüppel Model

Authors

  • Lin Li
    Affiliation

    Fujian Agriculture Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, 350108, PR China

  • Kelvin C. P. Wang
    Affiliation

    Oklahoma State Unviersity

  • Wenting Luo
    Affiliation

    Fujian Agriculture Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, 350108, PR China

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.8591

Abstract

Tire-pavement interaction is a critical analysis for conducting friction measurements and safety evaluation on highway pavements. Substantial field studies and research efforts indicate pavement friction can be predicted with tire/texture-related models (e.g. empirical or analytical models); however, developing a reliable friction prediction model for network level pavement survey still remains a challenge. In this paper Heinrich/Klüppel friction prediction model is utilized to estimate friction on Asphalt Concrete (AC) pavements. High resolution texture data are acquired from Ames high-speed profiling system, and subsequently pavement friction data are collected on the same sections with Dynatest 6875 Highway friction tester. Findings from the study indicate a good agreement between the predicted and measured Friction Numbers (FNs). It is concluded that Heinrich/Klüppel friction theory can be used as a promising surrogate for pavement safety evaluation. This study would be beneficial for complementing the existing safety evaluation methods used in highway safety program.

Keywords:

pavements; texture; friction

Published Online

2016-03-22

How to Cite

Li, L., Wang, K. C. P., Luo, W. (2016) “Pavement Friction Estimation Based on the Heinrich/Klüppel Model”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 44(2), pp. 89–96. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.8591

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