Development of a low cost road roughness measuring device

Das, Jyoti Biraj (2014) Development of a low cost road roughness measuring device. MTech thesis.



One of the most important measures of road condition is roughness of road surface. Mainly there are two different types of instruments used for the measurement of road roughness in this report. First one is the Merlin. It is a machine which evaluates roughness using low cost instrumentation, utilized either for immediate estimation or for adjusting reaction sort instruments. Secondly is the Auto-Level which is an automated levelling optical instrument. During construction site surveys for gathering, transferring or setting horizontal levels and grade applications, is normally used. The estimation of rough distance between instrument and grade staff is done by the stadia reticle present in auto level. In this study a low cost device has been indigenously fabricated/ developed to measure the roughness of a road’s surface. Finally, experiments on ten road stretches have been conducted using three methods including the developed device. It has been observed that the overall roughness parameters in terms of IRI in all the methods are almost same.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Roughness;Merlin;Auto level;IRI
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Transportation Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:6081
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:26 Aug 2014 18:06
Last Modified:26 Aug 2014 18:06
Supervisor(s): Panda, M

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