Identifying and Modelling Permit Trucks for Bridge Loading
|Title:||Identifying and Modelling Permit Trucks for Bridge Loading||Authors:||Enright, Bernard
O'Brien, Eugene J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9246||Date:||4-Dec-2016||Abstract:||Accurate estimates of characteristic traffic load effects are essential in order to optimize bridge safety assessment. Permit trucks dominate the extreme upper tail of the truck loading distribution and as a result need careful examination. This paper proposes rules for filtering these trucks from Weigh-In-Motion data for both the US and Europe. The importance of these trucks in critical bridge loading events is then examined for both regions. A Monte Carlo traffic simulation model is developed which focuses on the accurate simulation of permit trucks.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||ICE Publishing||Copyright (published version):||2016 ICE||Keywords:||Bridges; Traffic engineering; Mathematical modelling||DOI:||10.1680/bren.14.00031||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Civil Engineering Research Collection|
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