Authors: A. De Henau
Addresses: Belgian Road Research Centre, Boulevard de la Woluwe, 42, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
Abstract: For road design and maintenance purposes, it is necessary to know the loads produced by vehicles in traffic. These loads can be obtained by static weighing of a sample of vehicles diverted from the traffic. Weighing in motion is developing and should make it possible to establish statistical distributions of realistic dynamic loads. An attempt is made to examine the importance of the dynamic effects on road behaviour expectations, considering approximations and the rate of progress in the theory of road mechanics.
Keywords: dynamic effects; pavement design; road behaviour; weigh-in-motion; road surfaces; dynamic loads; road mechanics; wheel loading; axle loading; vehicle loading; road maintenance; road design.
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1994 Vol.1 No.2, pp.170 - 181
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