Effect of Texture on Concrete Pavement Based on the Study of Yamuna Expressway

Main Article Content

Daya Shankar Ray, Rajendra Kumar Srivastava, Rakesh Varma


The rigid pavement design of the expressways has given higher speed but has somehow compromised in the surface friction part too and to balance this part,there has been a provision of higher texture depths which has given better griping value both in dry and wet conditions. There are a number of accidents due to the tirebursting phenomenon, that is occurring in the rigid pavement, Texture provided on the pavement is basically a series of repeating figures drawn transverse to the moving direction in order to attain a desired value of skid resistance and friction So as to avoid skidding in any condition. But in view of this there is an abrupt increase in the amount of energy being produced and this is causing the problem of tire bursting. The kinetic theory of gases has given the kinetic energy of the enclosed gas before the test and after the test. Since there is an increase in the pressure of the tires hence using Gay Lussac’s law we concluded there will be an increase in the temperature. The increase in the kinetic energy gave us the conclusion about the mean texture depth that can be adopted Friction analysis and the contact area patch analysis has also given the reasons why low inflation preshave and the poor quality of the tires can lead to the tire bursting phenomenon.

Hence this paper has analyzed the amount of energy that is contributed by the higher texture depths into the rollingtire rolls on the surface of the rigid pavement and how it gets distributed into the atmosphere and absorbed by the rolling tire.

Article Details