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Pavement Surface Texture Measurement with a Laser Profilometer
  • Publication no: AGAM-T013-16
  • Published: 13 May 2016

This test method defines the procedure for measuring the surface macro-texture of road pavements, determined by the direct measurement of the road surface profile using a laser profilometer.

  • 1. Scope
  • 2. References
  • 3. Definitions
  • 4. Equipment
  • 5. Calibration and Validation
    • 5.1. Equipment Validation
      • 5.1.1. Distance Transducer
      • 5.1.2. Laser Displacement Transducers
    • 5.2. System Validation
  • 6. Procedure
    • 6.1. Pre-test Set-up
    • 6.2. Operational Validation Procedure
    • 6.3. Profile Survey
    • 6.4. Factors Affecting the Test
  • 7. Calculations
    • 7.1. Mean Profile Depth (MPD)
    • 7.2. Sensor Measured Texture Depth (SMTD)
    • 7.3. Equivalent Sand Patch Texture Depth (SPTD)
    • 7.4. Effect of Speed
  • 8. Reporting
  • Annex 1 Laser Safety