Stone pavements are the historical, architectural, and cultural heritage of lots of cities in Italy and the world. Road managers should be able to make decisions on the global conditions to define the most suitable strategies and maintenance interventions for every type of pavement. There are no standard monitoring methods or criteria for evaluating stone pavement performance. These pavements have more uneven surfaces than traditional pavements, but this characteristic could be accepted if type of vehicles and relative travel conditions are considered. Therefore, it is useful to define criteria for assessing roughness considering the comfort experienced by users in different vehicles. In this research, both traditional and innovative methodologies for assessing irregularities have been investigated using true stone surface profiles. In this regard, traditional performance indicators such as the International Roughness Index (IRI) defined by the ASTM E1926, the ISO 8608 classification, and the frequency-weighted vertical acceleration (awz) provided by ISO 2631-1 for comfort assessment have been considered. In the case of comfort assessment, three dynamic vehicle models (bike, automobile, and bus) have been adopted. Finally, this two-part paper also proposes an innovative straightedge analysis for stone pavements (SASP) to evaluate the effect on traffic of both pavement profile roughness and localized irregularities. In this way, the authors aim to provide an effective tool to monitor stone pavements.

Methods for Measuring and Assessing Irregularities of Stone Pavements—Part I / Loprencipe, Giuseppe; Bruno, Salvatore; Cantisani, Giuseppe; D'Andrea, Antonio; DI MASCIO, Paola; Moretti, Laura. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 15:2(2023). [10.3390/su15021528]

Methods for Measuring and Assessing Irregularities of Stone Pavements—Part I

Giuseppe Loprencipe
Primo
;
Salvatore Bruno
Secondo
;
Giuseppe Cantisani;Antonio D’Andrea;Paola Di Mascio
Penultimo
;
Laura Moretti
Ultimo
2023

Abstract

Stone pavements are the historical, architectural, and cultural heritage of lots of cities in Italy and the world. Road managers should be able to make decisions on the global conditions to define the most suitable strategies and maintenance interventions for every type of pavement. There are no standard monitoring methods or criteria for evaluating stone pavement performance. These pavements have more uneven surfaces than traditional pavements, but this characteristic could be accepted if type of vehicles and relative travel conditions are considered. Therefore, it is useful to define criteria for assessing roughness considering the comfort experienced by users in different vehicles. In this research, both traditional and innovative methodologies for assessing irregularities have been investigated using true stone surface profiles. In this regard, traditional performance indicators such as the International Roughness Index (IRI) defined by the ASTM E1926, the ISO 8608 classification, and the frequency-weighted vertical acceleration (awz) provided by ISO 2631-1 for comfort assessment have been considered. In the case of comfort assessment, three dynamic vehicle models (bike, automobile, and bus) have been adopted. Finally, this two-part paper also proposes an innovative straightedge analysis for stone pavements (SASP) to evaluate the effect on traffic of both pavement profile roughness and localized irregularities. In this way, the authors aim to provide an effective tool to monitor stone pavements.
2023
stone pavements; pavement irregularities assessment; whole body vibration; ISO8608; ISO2631; urban road safety; vulnerable road users; user riding comfort
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Methods for Measuring and Assessing Irregularities of Stone Pavements—Part I / Loprencipe, Giuseppe; Bruno, Salvatore; Cantisani, Giuseppe; D'Andrea, Antonio; DI MASCIO, Paola; Moretti, Laura. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 15:2(2023). [10.3390/su15021528]
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