Modeling of dynamic vehicleroad interactions for safety?related road evaluation

Usually, road safety is assessed by following adequate highway geometric design standards and can be controlled later by measurement and expertise. Nevertheless, interactions between vehicle dynamics and road characteristics cannot be simultaneously analyzed for these two means of safety evaluation. In this study, an analytical method based on road/vehicle physical interactions applied to road diagnosis is proposed. Vehicle point and bicycle models are used in this first approach. French highway geometric design standards and a statistical method are presented and evaluated on a real curve case. The proposed numerical criterion, for the bicycle model, is then compared to these two classical methods for the considered road section. Its advantages are that it takes into account several combined parameters, that road defects are precisely localized and that it provides hierarchically classified solutions to the road managers. After this comparison step, further improvements should be focused on the modeling of successive curves and on the improvement of the informations given to the road manager.

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  • Authors:
    • ORFILA, Olivier
    • COIRET, Alex
    • DO, Minh Tan
    • MAMMAR, Said
  • Publication Date: 2010


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  • Accession Number: 01493102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Contract Numbers: 11K062, Adhérence et Contrôlabilité - Impact de
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 17 2013 11:43AM