CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF TRANSPORT VEHICLES FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION SITES

SUI CRITERI DI SCIELTA DEI MEZZI DI TRASPORTO PER CANTIERI STRADALI

A method is presented, based on cost considerations, for selecting the most suitable and convenient vehicles for transporting excavated earth on road construction sites. The numerical procedure described identifies the minimum overall hourly cost for each type of transport vehicle, in terms of the excavators and loaders in operation, according to the type of working conditions. This cost defines the number and volumetric capacity of the vehicles necessary, given the capacity of the loading buckets and a fixed ratio of transport time to loading and discharging time. In unfavourable cost conditions it appears preferable to adopt greater than minimum ratios for vehicle-loading bucket capacities in order to reduce increases in overall transport costs. This is corroborated by recent tendencies towards the use of larger and larger vehiches. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Casa Editrice la fiaccola

    Via Carlo Ravizza 62
    Milano,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Abbrescia, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Language

  • Italian

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 23-32
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM