TRC Inc. owns and operates an ASTM E274 Locked Wheel Friction Tester (LWFT). The LWFT is used to perform skid testing on various surfaces across the US to confirm the friction levels to various ASTM Test Standards. It is also used as a standard to correlate other LWFTs to and is validated annually. TRC Inc. also offers consulting services regarding friction measurement. TRC has long been represented on ASTM E17 committee and our staff are familiar with the testing standards and the application of the data collected.
The Vehicle Dynamics Area, which sits on a 50-acre (20-hectare) asphalt pad with an acceleration loop at each end, is a multipurpose facility for vehicle dynamic testing, durability testing, brake testing, performance testing, product demonstrations, and driver training. It also includes the Jennite Pad, where traction trailers are calibrated.Learn More