ANALYSIS OF DENHAM LOADING DATA-A REPORT ON THE COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF THE AXLE LOAD DATA COLLECTED BY THE TRRL AT DENHAM ON THE A.40 IN JANUARY 1970.

IN JANUARY 1970 THE TRRL USED A DYNAMIC WEIGHBRIDGE AT DEHHAM ON THE A40 TO MEASURE AXLE LOADINGS FROM MOVING VEHICLES. A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS INVESTIGATION IS GIVEN IN TRRL REPORT LR 219. THE WHEEL LOADS WERE MEASURED AND TION. CLASS 31 REPRESENTS LOADS OF 30,000 LB AND ABOVE. THESE DATA WERE TRANSFERRED TO A MAGNETIC TAPE STORED AT THE TRRL. A NUMBER OF ANALYSES HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT ON THESE DATA AND ARE INCLUDED AS APPENDICES 1 AND 11 TO THIS REPORT. THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT IS TO DESCRIBE ANAANALYSIS OF THE DATE WHICH WAS UNDERTAKEN TO GIVE THE FOLLOWING RESULTS: (A) A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE HALF-AXLE LOADING AND AN EQUIVALENT UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED LOAD DERIVED FROM THE ACTUAL TRAFFIC QUEUE; (B) A COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTS PRODUCED BY VARYING THE SPACING BETWEEN VEHICLES; AND (C) SOME RELATION BETWEEN THE PROPORTION OF GOODS VEHICLES IN THE TRAFFIC STREAM AND THE LOADING PRODUCED. THE THEORY BEHIND THE STUDY IS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 2 TOGETHER WITH ITS IMPLEMENTATION USING A COMPUTER PROGRAM IN SECTION 3 . THE RESULTS FROM THE STUDY ARE PRESENTED GRAPHICALLY IN SECTION 4, AND IN SECTION 5 IS A CRITICAL SURVEY OF THE PROBLEMS AND LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY. /AUTHOR/ RECORDED ON PUNCHED PAPER TAPE USING A 31 LEVEL CLASSIFICA-

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of The Environment /UK

    /Highways Eng
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Thomas, T V
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&d Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM