Analysis of effect of overloaded vehicles on fatigue life of flexible pavements based on weigh in motion (WIM) data

Overloaded vehicles have a significant impact on pavement fatigue life and distress. As the studies show, the phenomena intensify when the control of traffic is poor. The paper presents the results of the research including analysis of weigh in motion data from eight stations and analysis of asphalt pavement fatigue caused by mixed traffic. Distributions of vehicle axle loads including the multiple axles effects are presented. Mixed axle loads were transformed into equivalent number of standard 100 kN axle loads. The regression model of load equivalency factor depending on the axle load distribution and the percentage of overloaded vehicles are presented. The analysis of the effect of overloaded vehicles on decrease of fatigue life of a pavement structure is presented. The analysis has shown that the increase of percentage of overloaded vehicles from 0% to 20% can reduce the fatigue life of asphalt pavement up to 50%.


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  • Accession Number: 01596443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2016 3:01PM