WEIGH-IN-MOTION SYSTEMS EVALUATION
This relatively short-term project was initiated in order to perfect installation, operation, and maintenance practices necessary for continued accurate and reliable operation of a computerized Weigh in Motion system which will be used to gather truck weight data in a long-term study to improve flexible pavement design. A complete Weigh-in-Motion system installation was made on U.S. Highway 190 near Baton Rouge and operated for approximately three months, during which time 173 trucks varying in weight and numbers of axles and traveling at various speeds were correlatively checked for total weight against Louisiana Department of Highways enforcement scales located nearby. Accuracy of the system's speed determination capability was checked at the beginning and end of the three month operating period using a hand-held radar unit as reference.
- Record URL:
- Report on Louisiana Highway Research.
Louisiana Department of HighwaysResearch and Development Section
Baton Rouge, LA United States
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Burt, J O
- Babin, D W
- Publication Date: 1976-4
- Pagination: 53 p.
- TRT Terms: Accuracy; Axles; Computers; Flexible pavements; Highways; Installation; Loads; Maintenance; Motor vehicles; Pavement design; Reliability; Speed; Traffic speed; Transducers; Trucks; Trucks by weight; Weight; Weight measurement
- Geographic Terms: Louisiana
- Subject Areas: Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Motor Carriers; Operations and Traffic Management; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00151710
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/LA/RR-104 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM