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Assessing the relative road damaging potential of HGVs

Potter, TEC and Cebon, D and Cole, DJ (1995) Assessing the relative road damaging potential of HGVs. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions. pp. 75-81.

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Assessing the road damaging potential of heavy vehicles is becoming an increasingly important issue. In this paper, current vehicle regulations and possible future alternatives are reviewed, and are categorized as tests on individual axles and whole vehicles, and 'direct' and 'indirect' tests. Whole vehicle methods of assessing road damaging potential accurately are then discussed. Direct methods are investigated (focussing on using a force measuring mat), and drawbacks are highlighted. Indirect methods using a transient input applied to individual axles are then examined. Results indicate that if non-linearities are accounted for properly, indirect methods of assessing whole vehicle road damaging potential could offer the required accuracy for a possible future test procedure.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:00
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:44