DESIGNING HEAVY LORRIES TO CAUSE MINIMUM ROAD DAMAGE

STRASSENSCHONENDE AUSLEGUNG SCHWERER NUTZFAHRZEUGE

The minimum stress on a road results when the vehicle has many axles and is equipped with twin tyres. Driving and economic considerations fix a limit to the number of axles. The right axle must be equipped with single tyres. The stressing of the highway can be altered by a selection of axle load distribution and the type of tyres, as is exemplified by a twin axle lorry and a vehicle with five axles. The more even the road surface, the smaller will be the additional stresses arising from varying the axle load. The factor of unevenness can be countered by softer tyres, increased hydraulic damping and softer suspension construction. The vehicle should, as far as possible, be fitted with twin tyres. In police checks of adherence to the allowable total weight, the air pressures should also be checked. (TRRL)

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    Kirschbaum Verlag

    Siegfriedstrasse 28
    Bonn,   Germany  D-53179
  • Authors:
    • Mitschke, M
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 110-114
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM