Analytical model to determine the influence of horizontal alignment of two-axle heavy vehicles on upgrades

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dc.contributor.author Mavromatis, S en
dc.contributor.author Psarianos, B en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:18:39Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:18:39Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier.issn 0733-947X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15137
dc.subject Alignment en
dc.subject Dynamic models en
dc.subject Friction en
dc.subject Roads en
dc.subject Vehicles en
dc.subject.classification Engineering, Civil en
dc.subject.classification Transportation Science & Technology en
dc.subject.other Computer simulation en
dc.subject.other Design en
dc.subject.other Public policy en
dc.subject.other Heavy vehicles en
dc.subject.other Ground vehicles en
dc.subject.other design en
dc.subject.other modeling en
dc.subject.other road transport en
dc.title Analytical model to determine the influence of horizontal alignment of two-axle heavy vehicles on upgrades en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(2003)129:6(583) en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(2003)129:6(583) en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2003 en
heal.abstract Existing design policies determine the speed variation of vehicles on upgrades solely as a function of specific values: initial speed, grade, and weight to power ratio. This paper establishes a dynamic model that considers in addition the influence of the roadway's horizontal alignment. The model was validated on both tangents (using existing speed-distance profiles and similar simulation models) and curves (by an existing simulation model and field measurements). The model output was examined on a roadway alignment. It was found that sharp horizontal curves influence the speed of heavy vehicles significantly on mild upgrades. Therefore the conventional speed profile determination has to be supplemented by incorporating the horizontal alignment as well. The proposed model can be used to provide solutions in a more efficient and realistic way than does the current practice. en
heal.journalName Journal of Transportation Engineering en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(2003)129:6(583) en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000186059200001 en
dc.identifier.volume 129 en
dc.identifier.issue 6 en
dc.identifier.spage 583 en
dc.identifier.epage 589 en

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