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A Study on the Improvement of Validation and Application for Slipmeters using Reference Surfaces
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 Title & Authors
A Study on the Improvement of Validation and Application for Slipmeters using Reference Surfaces
Kim, Jung-Soo;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to evaluate three kinds of slipmeters (BOT, BPT, English XL) used on-site floor with ASTM F2508 which is comprised of four different standard surfaces(polished granite, glazed porcelain, vinyl composite tile ;VCT, and ceramic tile). ASTM F2508 has two criteria that decide which slipmeter is appropriate or not. The evaluated slipmeters were dreg sled, articulated sturt, and pendulum strike type. The test results revealed that two kinds of slipmeters(BOT, BPT) successfully ranked all four standard surfaces and differentiated among standard surfaces with varying degrees of slipperiness. Nevertheless, the measured value with BOT on the VCT, which was reported as slippery floor in previous study, was higher than its threshold(0.6). Although some slipmeter satisfy two criteria of ASTM F2508, they can underestimate the slip potential. So, another criteria is needed so as to reduce this problem. English XL couldn`t properly measure slipperiness under the two kind of floors(glazed porcelain, VCT). So the slider of English XL was modified in order to meet two criteria of ASTM F2508.
 Keywords
slipmeter;validation;ASTM 2508-11;reference surfaces;
 Language
Korean
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