Performance of Ralumac Micro Surfacing at LATAR Highway

Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics
Volume 65, No. 1, January 2020, Pages 10-17

Shamsuni Salleh1,3,*, Rahimah Muhamad1, Mohd Haryazi Abdillah2, Ahmad Fuad Ahmad Shahimi3

1 Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 Terratech Consultants (M) Sdn Bhd, 1, Jalan Batu Caves, Taman Sunway Batu Caves, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
3 KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway Berhad, 45600 Bestari Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Ralumac Micro surfacing, pavement preservation, accidents prone, roughness, rutting, skid resistance


Maintaining pavement to desired level of serviceability as required by Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) give immense pressure to highways operators. Pavement distress such as roughness, rutting and cracking are common problems that occur after the highway has been operational. Pavement preservation has been sought as a potential alternative for managing all the pavement distress. This paper evaluates the performance of Ralumac Micro surfacing at accident prone areas KM23.7 Eastbound, KM8.5 Eastbound, Puncak Alam Interchange PA-D and Puncak Alam Interchange PA-A, LATAR Highway. The evaluation comprises of International Roughness Index (IRI), rutting, texture depth, Pavement Condition Index (PCI) and skid resistance. The result revealed that Ralumac Micro surfacing system has significant improvement on pavement condition thus very effective for reducing traffic accidents due to skidding. It performed better at downhill area, uphill area and interchange ramps.


Shamsuni, Salleh, et al. “Performance of Ralumac Micro Surfacing at LATAR Highway.” Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics 65.1 (2019): 10-17.

Shamsuni, S., Rahimah, M., Mohd Haryazi, A., & Ahmad Fuad, A. S.(2019). Performance of Ralumac Micro Surfacing at LATAR Highway. Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics, 65(1), 10-17.

Shamsuni Salleh, Rahimah Muhamad, Mohd Haryazi Abdillah, and Ahmad Fuad Ahmad Shahimi.”Performance of Ralumac Micro Surfacing at LATAR Highway.” Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics. 65, no. 1 (2019): 10-17.

Shamsuni, S., Rahimah, M., Mohd Haryazi, A., and Ahmad Fuad, A.S., 2019. Performance of Ralumac Micro Surfacing at LATAR Highway. Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics 65(1), pp. 10-17.

Shamsuni S, Rahimah M, Mohd Haryazi A, Ahmad Fuad AS. Performance of Ralumac Micro Surfacing at LATAR Highway. Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics. 2019;65(1): 10-17.


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