Characterization of pavement texture by use of surface profiles - Part 1: Determination of mean profile depth (ISO 13473-1:2019); German version EN ISO 13473-1:2019


This document describes a test method to determine the average depth of pavement surface macrotexture by measuring the profile of a surface and calculating the texture depth from this profile. The technique is designed to provide an average depth value of only the pavement macrotexture and is considered insensitive to pavement microtexture and unevenness characteristics. The objective of this document is to make available an internationally accepted procedure for determination of pavement surface texture depth which is an alternative to the traditionally used volumetric patch technique (generally using sand or glass beads), giving comparable texture depth values. To this end, this document describes filtering procedures that are designed to give the best possible representation of texture depths determined with the volumetric patch method.





Planned document number

DIN EN ISO 13473-1

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Responsible national committee

NA 001-01-05 AA - Measurement of sound exposition on road vehicles, including measurements inside the passenger compartment and at the workplace 

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 227/WG 5 - Surface characteristics 

Responsible international committee

ISO/TC 43/SC 1/WG 39 - Characterization of pavement texture using surface profiles 

draft standard

Characterization of pavement texture by use of surface profiles - Part 1: Determination of mean profile depth (ISO/DIS 13473-1:2017); German and English version prEN ISO 13473-1:2017
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previous edition(s)

Characterization of pavement texture by use of surface profiles - Part 1: Determination of Mean Profile Depth (ISO 13473-1:1997); German version EN ISO 13473-1:2004

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