A force transducer for measuring the dynamic forces on truck wheels has been designed and a prototype constructed. The transducer is a straingauged hub, mounted between the drum and wheel, with minimal displacement of the wheel. It measures the side force normal to the wheel plane, and two perpendicular forces in the wheel plane. These latter forces are resolved by an analog device to provide instantaneous vertical wheel load and braking or driving force. The prototype was calibrated statically and at low driving speeds. The results are presented in a companion Calibraton Report FHWA/RD-80/134. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Dynamics, Incorporated

    1160 East Ash Drive
    Fullerton, CA  United States  92631

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lysdale, C A
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-80-133 Final Rpt., FCP 39B1-103
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9437
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM