Pavement and Bridge Impact Assessment of vehicles within project Falcon

Traffic has a damaging effect on infrastructures. Concerning pavements and bridges, this damage is linked to the weights and dimensions of heavy truck traffic. Therefore, assessing and comparing the effect of various types of trucks on infrastructure is important. In this article, the article presents the work done within CEDR project FALCON: representative European infrastructure has been selected, with its design criteria. Then the truck fleet developed within the project has been assessed on these infrastructure elements. For both pavements and bridges, the underlying assumptions for assessment are given, the structures to be assessed are given and some conclusions are drawn. It is shown that a given truck may be damaging for one type of infrastructure, but not for another. Therefore, it is important to assess the vehicles on a representative road network.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01688787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Amenagement et des Reseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Contract Numbers: FALCON
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2018 10:14AM