Title: Simulation of dynamic loads from different vehicle configurations

Authors: M. Asghar Bhatti, James W. Stoner, James Hingtgen

Addresses: Public Policy Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA. ' Public Policy Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA. ' Public Policy Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA

Abstract: This paper presents the findings of a two-year study funded through the Midwest Transportation Center and the Iowa Department of Transportation that focused on the determination of appropriate design standards for commercial highway networks. The research project developed a procedure for estimating the effects of heavy axle loads and alternative multiple trailer configurations on existing pavement designs. This paper summarises the work dealing with the estimates of dynamic vehicle loads for two different truck types. Dynamic load coefficients are compared for different parameters such as pavement roughness, truck speeds, payload, and wheelbase.

Keywords: dynamic vehicle loads; heavy trucks; longer combination vehicles; pavement design; pavement maintenance; commercial highway networks; road design; road maintenance; simulation; heavy vehicles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.1994.054531

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1994 Vol.1 No.4, pp.396 - 416

Available online: 18 Jun 2013

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