DYNAMIC VEHICULAR WEIGHING SYSTEM

THIS STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DESIGN EQUIPMENT WHICH WOULD PERMIT WEIGHING TRUCKS WITHIN 5% ACCURACY OF TRUE STATIC WEIGHT AT SPEED UP TO 60 MPH UTILIZING NEWLY DEVISED SENSORS. AN ARRAY OF TEN SCALES WAS EMPLACED IN A TRUCK, SO AS TO INTERCEPT THE RIGHT HAND WHEELS OF VEHICLES TRAVELING IN THE SIXTY MILE PER HOUR LANE. SCALE OUTPUTS WERE RECORDED ON MAGNETIC TAPE FOR SEVEN DIFFERENT VEHICLE/LOAD COMBINATIONS AT VELOCITIES FROM 15 TO 60 MILES PER HOUR. TEN RUNS WERE MADE AT EACH VELOCITY. ANALYSIS OF THE DATA INDICATED THAT FOR NORMAL VEHICLES OPERATING AT SPEEDS UP TO 50 MILES PER HOUR, A WEIGHING SYSTEM UTILIZING THE SCALE DESIGN EMPLOYED IN THE EXPERIMENT CAN PROVIDE ESTIMATES OF TOTAL VEHICLE WEIGHT WITHIN PLUS OR MINUS 5%, AND ESTIMATES OF INDIVIDUAL AXLE WEIGHTS WITHIN PLUS OR MINUS 10%. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, Bpr-h-4410, STATE-090
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania Department of Highways

    400 North Street
    Harrisburg, PA  USA  17120-0095

    Philco - Ford Corporation

    Ford Road
    Newport Beach, CA  USA  92663

    Ford Motor Company

    1 American Road
    Dearborn, MI  USA  48126-2798
  • Publication Date: 1967-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 1994 12:00AM