• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Load Vehicle Damage Factor (LVDF) on National Highways in the Colombian Caribbean Region


Objective: To determine damage factors of trucks that most frequently use national roads in the Colombian Caribbean Region. Methods/Analysis: Information provided by the National Institute of Colombian Roads was used according to a mobile weighing operation carried out in 2005. Damage factors for each truck type were obtained from the weights of each vehicular axle, by implementing three different methods: The AASHTO general method, AASHTO simplified method and SHELL method. Findings: 16,611 heavy trucks were totally analyzed in the operation. Subsequently, results obtained were compared with those observed in other similar studies carried out in the country. Application: Damage factors defined in this study for lighter vehicles have lower values than those observed in previous measurements. In contrast, for the case of heavier trucks, the opposite occurs. 

Keywords: Cargo, Damage factors, Roads, Vehicles 


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