Identifying and Modelling Permit Trucks for Bridge Loading

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Title: Identifying and Modelling Permit Trucks for Bridge Loading
Authors: Enright, Bernard
O'Brien, Eugene J.
Leahy, Cathal
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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. ┬áThe 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: BridgesTraffic engineeringMathematical 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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