Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-9
Fernando Jove Wilches*, Jhon Jairo Feria Díaz and Rodrigo Hernandez Ávila
*Author for correspondence
Fernando Jove Wilches,
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sucre, Cra. 28 #5-267, Puerta Roja, Sincelejo, Colombia; [email protected]
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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