VEHICLE-PAVEMENT INTERACTION. STATE OF THE ART. FINAL REPORT

In this study the literature related to vehicle-pavement interaction has been reviewed including the materials related to the on-going NCHRP Project 1-25(1). The vehicle characteristics that affect the pavement performance have been summarized such as the inertia of heavy trucks, suspension types, tandem axle spacing, tire types and tire pressure. Models used to analyze vehicles, pavements and vehicle-pavement interaction have been reviewed. The effect of vehicle-pavement interaction on weigh-in-motion data has been briefly discussed. A summary, comments, implications and potential use of recent research have been presented. The interaction between vehicle characteristics and pavement performance is a complex subject which involves the effect of dynamic forces generated by vehicle suspension, vehicle mass, pavement roughness, vehicle speed and tires. A large research effort is still needed to provide better understanding of the relation between vehicle loads and pavement performance in an effort to rationalize the pavement design process.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Arizona State University, Tempe

    Center for Advanced Research in Transportation
    Tempe, AZ  United States  85287

    Arizona Department of Transportation

    206 South 17th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mamlouk, M S
  • Publication Date: 1990-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-AZ90-340
  • Contract Numbers: PL-1-37(340)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM