The pavements cost due to traffic overloads

Jorge C. Pais, Hélder Figueiras, Paulo Pereira, Kamil Kaloush

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The traffic on roads is characterised by a large number of different vehicle types; these vehicles are considered in the pavement design by converting their effects through the use of truck factors. The truck factors transform the damage applied by the various axle types and loads to a standard axle. However, there is a considerable number of vehicles that travel with axle loads above the maximum legal limit. These axles/vehicles cause significant damage to the pavements, which increases the pavement construction and rehabilitation cost. This paper investigates the impact of overloaded vehicles using a vehicle weight database by examining the truck factors for different vehicle categories. The study concluded that overloaded vehicles increase pavement damage and life cycle costs by about 30% compared to the cost of the same vehicles with legal loads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Pavement Engineering
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Feb 23 2018

Fingerprint

Pavements
Axles
Costs
Trucks
Patient rehabilitation
Life cycle

Keywords

  • overloaded vehicles
  • pavement damage
  • Truck factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

Cite this

The pavements cost due to traffic overloads. / Pais, Jorge C.; Figueiras, Hélder; Pereira, Paulo; Kaloush, Kamil.

In: International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 23.02.2018, p. 1-11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pais, Jorge C. ; Figueiras, Hélder ; Pereira, Paulo ; Kaloush, Kamil. / The pavements cost due to traffic overloads. In: International Journal of Pavement Engineering. 2018 ; pp. 1-11.
@article{abb9ec66e3824fb38780372f742d3f48,
title = "The pavements cost due to traffic overloads",
abstract = "The traffic on roads is characterised by a large number of different vehicle types; these vehicles are considered in the pavement design by converting their effects through the use of truck factors. The truck factors transform the damage applied by the various axle types and loads to a standard axle. However, there is a considerable number of vehicles that travel with axle loads above the maximum legal limit. These axles/vehicles cause significant damage to the pavements, which increases the pavement construction and rehabilitation cost. This paper investigates the impact of overloaded vehicles using a vehicle weight database by examining the truck factors for different vehicle categories. The study concluded that overloaded vehicles increase pavement damage and life cycle costs by about 30{\%} compared to the cost of the same vehicles with legal loads.",
keywords = "overloaded vehicles, pavement damage, Truck factors",
author = "Pais, {Jorge C.} and H{\'e}lder Figueiras and Paulo Pereira and Kamil Kaloush",
year = "2018",
month = "2",
day = "23",
doi = "10.1080/10298436.2018.1435876",
language = "English (US)",
pages = "1--11",
journal = "International Journal of Pavement Engineering",
issn = "1029-8436",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The pavements cost due to traffic overloads

AU - Pais, Jorge C.

AU - Figueiras, Hélder

AU - Pereira, Paulo

AU - Kaloush, Kamil

PY - 2018/2/23

Y1 - 2018/2/23

N2 - The traffic on roads is characterised by a large number of different vehicle types; these vehicles are considered in the pavement design by converting their effects through the use of truck factors. The truck factors transform the damage applied by the various axle types and loads to a standard axle. However, there is a considerable number of vehicles that travel with axle loads above the maximum legal limit. These axles/vehicles cause significant damage to the pavements, which increases the pavement construction and rehabilitation cost. This paper investigates the impact of overloaded vehicles using a vehicle weight database by examining the truck factors for different vehicle categories. The study concluded that overloaded vehicles increase pavement damage and life cycle costs by about 30% compared to the cost of the same vehicles with legal loads.

AB - The traffic on roads is characterised by a large number of different vehicle types; these vehicles are considered in the pavement design by converting their effects through the use of truck factors. The truck factors transform the damage applied by the various axle types and loads to a standard axle. However, there is a considerable number of vehicles that travel with axle loads above the maximum legal limit. These axles/vehicles cause significant damage to the pavements, which increases the pavement construction and rehabilitation cost. This paper investigates the impact of overloaded vehicles using a vehicle weight database by examining the truck factors for different vehicle categories. The study concluded that overloaded vehicles increase pavement damage and life cycle costs by about 30% compared to the cost of the same vehicles with legal loads.

KW - overloaded vehicles

KW - pavement damage

KW - Truck factors

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85042408067&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85042408067&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/10298436.2018.1435876

DO - 10.1080/10298436.2018.1435876

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85042408067

SP - 1

EP - 11

JO - International Journal of Pavement Engineering

JF - International Journal of Pavement Engineering

SN - 1029-8436

ER -