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Research Report 110 An alternative to the sand circle test for measuring texture depth

Published: | Category: Research & reports , Research programme , Performance monitoring , Activity management , Natural hazard risk management , Safety, security and public health , Environmental impacts of land transport , Transport demand management , Integrated land use and transport systems , Sustainable land transport , About the research programme , Economic development | Audience: General

The reproducibility and repeatability of the sand circle test for measuring texture depth in pavement surfaces was compared with a new test using wallpaper size and a flexible perspex plate covered by a rubber pad. The new test was found to be more precise.

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  • Published: 1998
  • Reference: 110

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