Open-Graded Friction Courses (OGFC)

Course Number: T-1004
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Gregory J. Taylor, P.E.
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Overview

In Open-Graded Friction Courses (OGFC), you'll learn ...

  • What are Open-Graded Friction Courses (OGFC)
  • Applications for OGFC
  • Benefits and limitations of OGFC
  • Design modifications implemented in Europe and U.S. states to meet specific objectives

Overview

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Credit: 1 PDH

Length: 21 pages

This 1-hour course presents an introduction to the subject of open-graded friction courses (OGFC). The contents of this course are intended to serve as guidance and not as an absolute standard or rule.

The primary objectives of this course are to:

  • Provide technical information on open-graded friction courses (OGFC)
  • Present their advantages and limitations
  • Recommend factors to be considered when choosing an OGFC

Some of the topics for consideration include: the advantages of using open-graded courses; safety benefits; noise reducing features; economic issues; service life; limitations or past problems; current OGFC mix design and usage; real world examples; and European designs. The course research data will be used to provide material for generating any conclusions and recommendations for open-graded friction courses (OGFC).

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The benefits of OGFC
  • The safety aspects of OGFC
  • Noise reduction features
  • The higher costs and longer life cycles of OGFC
  • OGFC limitations
  • Past problems encountered with OGFC
  • Current uses of OGFC
  • State and European designs

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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