EXECUTIVE SUMMARY REPORT ON THE PRODUCTION OF THE PROTOTYPE TEXAS MOBILE LOAD SIMULATOR

This report summarizes the 5-year development of the prototype Texas Mobile Load Simulator (TxMLS). As described in this executive summary, the project went through various phases, from conceptual design and manufacture, to commissioning and acceptance testing. The project was a collaborative effort of the Center for Transportation Research, VMW Industries (the manufacturer), and the end-users, represented by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). It required committed support from the executive MLS Management Committee of TxDOT in order to achieve the successful completion of the project. Only through this support was it possible to upgrade the machine as and when it became necessary. The report discusses these efforts as well as some of the innovative achievements. The acceptance testing stretched over a period of one year. During this time, the MLS was upgraded and the methodology for using the machine developed. This effort provided the basis for the development of guidelines for operating the machine, as well as for the selection of test sites and for testing operations at field locations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Texas Mobile Load Simulator Implementation Assistance.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78705

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Transfer Office, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5051
  • Authors:
    • Hugo, F
  • Publication Date: 1996-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TX-96/1978-2F, Res Rept 1978-2F, CTR 7-1978-2F
  • Contract Numbers: Study 7-1978
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1996 12:00AM