Type

Journal Article

Authors

Cathal Leahy
Eugene J. O'Brien
Bernard Enright

Subjects

Engineering

Topics
bridge loading traffic engineering weigh in motion traffic load bridges mathematical modelling monte carlo simulation permit trucks

Identifying and Modelling Permit Trucks for Bridge Loading (2016)

Abstract Accurate estimates of characteristic traffic load effects are essential in order to optimize bridge safety assessment. Permit trucks dominate the extreme upper tail of the truck loading distribution and as a result need careful examination. This paper proposes rules for filtering these trucks from Weigh-In-Motion data for both the US and Europe.  The importance of these trucks in critical bridge loading events is then examined for both regions. A Monte Carlo traffic simulation model is developed which focuses on the accurate simulation of permit trucks.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Cathal Leahy, Eugene J. O'Brien, Bernard Enright

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Cathal Leahy
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 17
 
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Eugene J. O'Brien
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 192
 
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Bernard Enright
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 39