A STUDY OF THE ECONOMICS OF ROAD VEHICLE LIMITS; THE STRUCTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE AXLE SPACING/MASS SCHEDULE

The aim was to study the structural implications of various axle spacing/mass schedules, and to investigate new schedules suitable for Australian conditions. These considerations led to the study team recommendation of an atac type of schedule in which allowable gross axle mass increases linearly with increase in axle spacing. The only parameter required to determine allowable gross axle mass is therefore the spacing between extreme axles in the group. An overall limit on gross vehicle mass in addition to the schedule restrictions is also recommended. This is necessary to limit the effects of large vehicles to reasonable limits. /Author/TRRL/

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    National Association of Australian State Road Auth

    323 Castlereagh Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Charrett, D E
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 203 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Technical Report T6 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM