Pavement Texturing by Milling, HR-283, 1987

(1987) Pavement Texturing by Milling, HR-283, 1987. Transportation, Department of


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Experience has shown that milling machines with carbide tipped teeth have the capability of profiling most asphalt concrete (ac) and portland cement concrete (pcc) pavements. Most standard milling operations today leave a very coarse, generally objectionable surface texture. This research utilized a Cedarapids Wirtgen 1900C mill modified by adding additional teeth. There were 411 teeth at a 5 millimeter transverse spacing (standard spacing is 15 mm) on a 6 ft. 4 in. long drum. The mill was used to profile and texture the surface of one ac and two pcc pavements. One year after the milling operation there is still some noticeable change in tire noise but the general appearance is good. The milling operation with the additional teeth provides an acceptable surface texture with improved Friction Numbers when compared to a nonmilled surface.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Carbides, Equipment, Milling, Pavement performance, Pavements, Spacing, Surface course (Pavements), Texture, Transverse profile
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Railroads
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 16205
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2014 13:46
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 11:59