PAVEMENT FRICTION EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS
Dynatest's Engineers and Technicians have performed network and project-level friction evaluations of thousands of roadway and airfield pavements over the past decade. Dynatest's fleet of pavement friction testing systems include the following: (1) "locked-wheel" Pavement Friction Tester (PFT), (2) "continuous fixed slip " Highway Friction Tester (HFT), and (3) "continuous fixed slip" Runway Friction Tester (RFT).
Key Economic Benefits
Proactive identification of early-stage functional/safety problems, which enables the development of economical, pre-failure rehabilitation solutions
Routine, network-level friction testing facilitates the more optimal allocation of limited pavement rehabilitation funding based on relative pavement needs
Practical testing plans developed by our experienced Engineers combined with Dynatest's friction testing equipment's rapid testing capabilities result in competitive testing and data analysis costs
Key Engineering Benefits
Routine friction testing assists agencies in better modeling how the frictional characteristics of their pavements change over time
Forensic friction testing may assist in evaluating pavement conditions at accident sites
Friction testing during pavement construction and rehabilitation projects may be used for quality control
Dynatest performed state-wide friction testing for Vermont DOT. Uniform sections are monitored on a regular basis in connection with the Vermont DOT's pavement management program, and appropriate maintenance and rehabilitation strategies are determined, in part, based on collected friction data.