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Development of a Smart Timber Bridge-Phase V: Development of a Vehicle Characterization

Researcher(s)

Principal investigators:

Co-principal investigators:

Project status

In progress

Start date: 06/27/12
End date: 06/15/17

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s): USDA Forest Products Laboratory

About the research

Abstract:

The purpose of the project is to develop automated techniques for determining vehicle characteristics as they cross the smart timber bridge. By determining vehicle characteristics--such as vehicle weight, axle weights, axle spacings, travel lane, speed, and so forth--it will be possible to enhance other algorithms for predicting usage and induced damage or deterioration.

Two different vehicle characterization approaches will be investigated: