Investigation of skidding problems on the streets of Muscat

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Abstract

This paper investigates the problems of skidding on Muscat streets, particularly during wet seasons and recommends treatment solutions. Typical street sections from Muscat area were selected for field investigation and laboratory testing. The necessary related data, such as years in service and traffic experience were gathered. Field tests were undertaken for six months using a motometer decelerometer and a pendulum skid tester. Measurements included temperature, length of skidding and texture depth. Cored samples were visually assessed and tested in the laboratory. Field data and test results were analyzed, and the factors contributing to the loss of skid resistance were identified. A predictive relationship between the friction coefficient and the skid length was determined. The research findings will have a positive effect on constructing and maintaining roads to reduce skidding accidents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical engineering for transportation infrastructure. Proceedings of the 12th European conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, Amsterdam, June 1999. Vol 2.
EditorsF.B.J. Barends, J. Lindenberg, H.J. Luger, L. Quelerij, A. Verruijt, F.B.J. Barends, J. Lindenberg, H.J. Luger, L. Quelerij, A. Verruijt
PublisherA.A.Balkema
Pages1269-1280
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9058090493
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 12th European conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. Geotechnical engineering for transportation infrastructure. - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 7 1999Jun 10 1999

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 12th European conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. Geotechnical engineering for transportation infrastructure.
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period6/7/996/10/99

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Keywords

  • Coefficient of friction
  • Criteria
  • Restoring skid-resistance
  • Wet skidding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Ali, G. A., Al-Rawas, A., Al-Kindy, S., & Al-Rawahi, K. (1999). Investigation of skidding problems on the streets of Muscat. In F. B. J. Barends, J. Lindenberg, H. J. Luger, L. Quelerij, A. Verruijt, F. B. J. Barends, J. Lindenberg, H. J. Luger, L. Quelerij, ... A. Verruijt (Eds.), Geotechnical engineering for transportation infrastructure. Proceedings of the 12th European conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, Amsterdam, June 1999. Vol 2. (pp. 1269-1280). A.A.Balkema.