Aquaplaning assessment and mitigation in flat terrains

Dudman, Benjamin (2014) Aquaplaning assessment and mitigation in flat terrains. [USQ Project]

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Abstract

1.1 Aims
The aim of this project is to research and analyse potential solutions to reduce the risk of aquaplaning on roads in flat terrain (particularly on transitions of superelevated curves) and determine whether the current design standards used in Queensland are appropriate.
1.2 Objectives
The objectives of this research come under two broad categories. The first of which is to determine whether the current methodology and standard requirements used in Queensland for assessing aquaplaning potential are appropriate. Upon completion of this research project, a register of the methodologies and standards used internationally will be compiled. The underlying principles, assumptions and calculation bases of each method will be presented and compared with those of the Australian method. Advice regarding the suitability of the Australian method will be presented and recommendations for improvement will be given if applicable.
The second objective of this research is to identify solutions to reduce aquaplaning potential and where they are most applicable. Several internationally used solutions to this problem will be investigated and evaluated to determine the advantages and disadvantages of each. Recommendations will also be provided regarding the applicability of each solution to the context of Southern Queensland.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Supervisors: Drysdale, Trevor; Gallagher, Tony
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 04:45
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 04:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: aquaplaning, hydroplaning, mitigation, aquaplaning assessment, roads, surfacing solutions, asphalt, highways, Toowoomba, Cecil Plains
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27318

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