ASTM International - ASTM E950-98
Standard Test Method for Measuring the Longitudinal Profile of Traveled Surfaces with an Accelerometer Established Inertial Profiling Reference
|Publication Date:||10 December 1998|
|ICS Code (Road construction materials):||93.080.20|
1.1 This test method covers the measurement and recording of the profile of vehicular-traveled surfaces with an accelerometer established inertial reference on a profile-measuring vehicle.
1.2 The test method uses measurement of the distance between an inertial plane of reference and the traveled surface along with the acceleration of the inertial platform to detect changes in elevation of the surface along the length being traversed by the instrumented vehicle. In order to meet a particular class, the transducers must meet accuracy requirements and the calculated profile must meet the specifications of that class.
1.3 The values measured represent a filtered profile measured from a moving plane of reference using the equipment and procedures stated herein. The profile measurements obtained should agree with actual elevation measurements that are subjected to the same filtering. Selection of proper filtering allows the user to obtain suitable wavelength information for the intended data processing.
1.4 Either metric or inch-pound units may be used, but must be used consistently and not mixed.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary information is given in Section 6.