Dirt Surface Characteristics
SSI’s profiling equipment can be tuned to characterize the passable roughness condition of dirt surfaces, including such as pavement subgrades, off-road, or trail surfaces. Topography measurements of dirt surfaces are also supported by SSI’s mobile surveying systems.
SSI has a customized configuration of its inertial profiling system that can output RMS (root mean squared) roughness in addition to standard ride and roughness outputs. Measurements are possible on trails and very harsh terrain surfaces—example: military tank trails.
Terrain & Topography
The survey profile systems produced by SSI can be configured.
There are no widely followed standards for classifying the roughness or topography of dirt surfaces. Design criteria are often specified for preparing or constructing dirt surfaces.