Inertial profilers to be used for ride quality assurance testing on TxDOT projects are tested in accordance with the following TxDOT test procedures and specifications:
- TxDOT’s Item 585 – Ride Quality for Pavement Surfaces
- Flexible Base Ride Specification (Section 4.6 of Item 247, 2014 TxDOT Standards)
- TxDOT Test Method Tex-1001-S
Alternatively, an inertial profiler may be tested in accordance with AASHTO R 56 at the owner’s discretion. Please specify the method of testing when scheduling.