Research and Development High Priority Area (HPA) Truck-Pavement Interaction

The objective of this research is to determine relationships between heavy vehicles, environmental conditions, pavement response, maintenance, and rehabilitation to support decisions for a national policy on truck size and weight, axle/tire/suspension characteristics, cost allocation, and alternate pavement design and rehabilitation strategies. Full-scale field tests (on instrumented pavements with instrumented vehicles) and laboratory tests will be combined with computer simulations to form the basis for research conducted under the Truck-Pavement Interaction (TPI) High Priority Area (HPA). Emphasis is placed on mathematical modeling of the dynamic action of trucks and the reaction of the pavement to forces generated by trucks. Expanded laboratory and field tests will serve as the validation and calibration mechanism for the mathematical models developed.

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    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Publication Date: 1993-4


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  • Pagination: 4p

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  • Accession Number: 01770064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-93-049
  • Created Date: Feb 3 2021 11:20AM