Road polishing: High resoluted textures dataset of three mosaics made of different aggregates at different polishing stages
This database is composed of topographies of three mosaics of three different aggregates at three different polishing stages. Each topography is two different formats: “sur” and “txt”. The “txt” format is composed of 15 parallel profiles separated by 0.5 mm. Each profile has a length of 76 mm. Each two points of the profile are separated by 0.01 mm. The three circular mosaics of 22.5 cm diameter are made from three different aggregates: Limestone, Basalt, and Granite. They have been prepared by placing the 7.2-10 mm size fraction of the aggregates in a single layer as closely as possible, with their flattest faces lying on the bottom of a mold and then filling the mould with a resin. The polishing process is made using the dedicated head of Wehner-Schulze machine. The polishing head contains three rubber cones mounted on a rotary disc. It is the loaded and rolling action of these three cones on the pavement surface that produce the effect of polishing. To accelerate the polishing, a mix of 5% quartz powder in 95% water is sprinkled during the rotations of the cones. Texture has been captured using a laser scanning profilometer before, and after 90,000 and then 180,000 cycles of polishing. The measuring area is located inside the polished ring of the pavement.