International Standard
ISO 13473-4:2024
Characterization of pavement texture by use of surface profiles — Part 4: One third octave band spectral analysis of surface profiles
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ISO 13473-4:2024
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ISO 13473-4:2024

ISO 13473-4:2024
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This document describes the methods that are available to perform a spectral analysis of a pavement surface profile. It specifies a method for performing spatial frequency analysis (or texture wavelength analysis) of two-dimensional surface profiles that describe the pavement texture amplitude as a function of the distance along a straight or curved trajectory over the pavement. It also details an alternative (non-preferred) method to obtain these spectra:

a)       constant-percentage bandwidth obtained by digital filtering (normative method);

b)       constant narrow bandwidth frequency analysis by means of discrete Fourier transform (DFT), followed by a transformation of the narrow-band spectrum to an octave- or one-third-octave-band spectrum (informative).

The result of the frequency analysis will be a spatial frequency (or texture wavelength) spectrum in constant-percentage bandwidth bands of octave or one-third-octave bandwidth.

The objective of this document is to standardize the spectral characterization of pavement surface profiles. This objective is pursued by providing a detailed description of the analysis methods and related requirements for those who are involved in pavement characterization but are not familiar with general principles of frequency analysis of random signals. These methods and requirements are generally applicable to all types of random signals; however, they are elaborated in this document for their use in pavement surface profile analysis.

NOTE            The spectral analysis as specified in this document cannot express all characteristics of the surface profile under study. In particular, the effects of asymmetry of the profile, e.g. the difference of certain functional qualities for “positive” and “negative” profiles cannot be expressed by the power spectral density, as it disregards any asymmetry of the signal (see Annex B).

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  •  : Publicado
     : 2024-04
    : Norma Internacional publicada [60.60]
  •  : 1
     : 35
  • ISO/TC 43/SC 1
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