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Published: Građevinar 70 (2018) 12
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Preventing aquaplaning phenomenon through technical solutions

Alina Florentina Burlacu, Carmen Racanel, Adrian Burlacu

Abstract

The aquaplaning of a road vehicle occurs when a layer of water appears between the wheels of the vehicle and the road surface. The aquaplaning causes loss of wheel adherence, and results in a reduced vehicle control capability. The efficiency of technical solutions applied on standard roads is analysed using a dedicated computer software called the Pavement Surface Runoff Model. The paper places emphasis on the significance of constructing a good quality pavement-structure wearing course, its influence on traffic safety, and the correlation between geometric properties of road elements and the aquaplaning phenomenon.

Keywords
aquaplaning, road safety, water film, pavement surface, road geometry design

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Burlacu, A. F., Racanel, C., Burlacu, A.: Preventing aquaplaning phenomenon through technical solutions , GRAĐEVINAR, 70 (2018) 12, pp. 1057-1062, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1578.2016

OR:

Burlacu, A. F., Racanel, C., Burlacu, A. (2018). Preventing aquaplaning phenomenon through technical solutions , GRAĐEVINAR, 70 (12), 1057-1062, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1578.2016

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Authors:

Alina Florentina Burlacu
Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Faculty of Civil Engineering

Carmen Racanel
Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Faculty of Civil Engineering

Adrian Burlacu
Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Faculty of Civil Engineering