Characterisation of pavement profile heights using accelerometer readings and a combinatorial optimisation technique
|Title:||Characterisation of pavement profile heights using accelerometer readings and a combinatorial optimisation technique||Authors:||Harris, Niall K.
O'Brien, Eugene J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2306||Date:||Mar-2010||Abstract:||Pavement surface profiles induce dynamic ride responses in vehicles which can potentially be used to classify road surface roughness. A novel method is proposed for the characterisation of pavement roughness through an analysis of vehicle accelerations. A combinatorial optimisation technique is applied to the determination of pavement profile heights based on measured accelerations at and above the vehicle axle. Such an approach, using low-cost inertial sensors, would provide an inexpensive alternative to the costly laser-based profile measurement vehicles. The concept is numerically validated using a half-car roll dynamic model to infer measurements of road profiles in both the left and right wheel paths.||Funding Details:||Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Elsevier||Copyright (published version):||2009 Elsevier Ltd||Keywords:||Vehicle accelerations; Pavement profile; Cross-entropy; Monitoring of road condition; Road profiles; Parameter identification; Combinatorial optimisation||Subject LCSH:||Combinatorial optimization
|DOI:||10.1016/j.jsv.2009.09.035.||Other versions:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2009.09.035||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection|
Civil Engineering Research Collection
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