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Subject/Keyword
Alberta
Weigh-In-Motion
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Farkhideh, Naser
Supervisor and department
Bayat, Alireza (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
Szymanski, Jozef (Mining & Petroleum Engineering)
Bayat, Alireza (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
El-Basyouny, Karim (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Department
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Specialization
Transportation Engineering
Date accepted
2012-09-21T14:24:51Z
Graduation date
2012-09
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) systems are used for dynamic traffic data collection. These sensors are capable of collecting various truck characteristics such as weights, speed, and dimensions. Alberta Transportation (AT) installed 20 WIM sensors in six different highway sections across Alberta in 2004. The accuracy of these measurements and their effects on pavement design is evaluated in this thesis. To investigate the accuracy of the WIM sensors a verification test was conducted on the sensors from 2004 to 2010. The errors in the WIM sensors’ measurements were estimated. Statistical analysis was performed on the database of errors. Statistical analysis on the verification test program database showed that WIM weight errors do not comply with current standards and there is a need to improve the system. The new predicted pavement performance results from the Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) showed that local WIM traffic data inputs should be used for Alberta highways.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3QT5J
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