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Spatial repeatability of dynamic tyre forces generated by heavy vehicles

Cole, DJ and Cebon, D (1992) Spatial repeatability of dynamic tyre forces generated by heavy vehicles. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 206. pp. 17-27. ISSN 0954-4070

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Road damage due to heavy vehicles is thought to be dependent on the extent to which lorries in normal traffic apply peak forces to the same locations along the road. A validated vehicle simulation is used to simulate 37 leaf-sprung articulated vehicles with parametric variations typical of vehicles in one weight class in the highway vehicle fleet. The spatial distribution of tyre forces generated by each vehicle is compared with the distribution generated by a reference vehicle, and the conditions are established for which repeated heavy loading occurs at specific points along the road. It is estimated that approximately two-thirds of vehicles in this class (a large proportion of all heavy vehicles) may contribute to a repeated pattern of road loading. It is concluded that dynamic tyre forces are a significant factor influencing road damage, compared to other factors such as tyre configuration and axle spacing.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:37
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:44
DOI: 10.1243/PIME_PROC_1992_206_157_02