Freight-Truck-Pavement Interaction, Logistics, & Economics

This pilot study applies the principles of Vehicle-Pavement Interaction (V-PI) and state-of-the practice tools to simulate and measure peak loads and vertical acceleration of trucks and their freight on a selected range of typical pavement surface profiles on the State Highway System. Outputs from the pilot study are expected to provide input for planning and economic models to enable an improved evaluation of the freight flows and costs in selected regions. The San Joaquin Valley corridor, a major production and transportation corridor in California, is identified as well-suited to be the pilot area for the remainder of this project.

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    University of California, Davis

    Pavement Research Center, One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation Studies, Pavement Research Center
    1353 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804

    University of Pretoria

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Pretoria,   South Africa  0002

    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria 0001,   South Africa 

    California Department of Transportation

    Office of Pavement Preservation, Division of Maintenance
    1120 N Street, MS-5
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Steyn, Wynand JvdM
    • Vilijoen, Nadia
    • Popescu, Lorina
    • Plessis, Louw du
  • Publication Date: 2012-12


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  • Accession Number: 01488506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCPRC-RR-2012-06, UCD-ITS-RR-12-40, CA132482A
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2013 4:51PM