TEXAS PROCEDURE FOR WEIGHING TRUCKS IN MOTION
This report presents a review of the procedures developed in Texas for weighing trucks in motion. The Texas procedure features a portable strain gage scale installed in the pavement, with the electronic equipment used for analysis placed in a nearby van. Pavement roughness and the motion characteristics of vehicles are probably limiting factors that restrict the accuracy of any weigh-in-motion scale. However, these limitations do not appear to affect the usefulness of weighting-in-motion for pavement design purposes. It is essential to calibrate the weigh-in-motion equipment, using a truck of known platform weight, before each operation. The present procedures of obtaining static weights during the summer only may introduce substantially more error than the limitation of the weigh-in-motion equipment.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- McCann, H
- Dean, E
- Bodle, R
- Publication Date: 1974-5
- Pagination: 25 p.
- Issue Number: 36
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Motion; Pavement design; Pavements; Smoothness; Strain gages; Trucks; Weighing devices; Weight measurement
- Old TRIS Terms: Pavement smoothness
- Subject Areas: Highways; Motor Carriers; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00263056
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM