Dynamic Load Effects of Heavy Vehicles on Pavement Performance

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With the heavy vehicle industry requesting that bigger, heavier trucks be allowed on WA roads it is essential that the implications of these vehicles on our roads be understood. Austroads caters for perfect world conditions and does not consider dynamic load effects caused by imperfect pavements. As most of our roads are not completely smooth, research into this area is vital to ensure our road network is up for the future challenges of a growing number heavy vehicle road users. WARRIP kicks off with an investigation examining the impact of dynamic loads, magnified loads, moving loads, surface damage and tyre contact areas.