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Weigh-in-Motion Project and Handbook

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

10/01/95

END DATE

06/30/00

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Tom Maze

Transportation Engineer

Co-Principal Investigator
Bill McCall

About the research

Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) technology for measuring the weight of moving trucks is used by state highway agencies for monitoring pavement loadings. This technology has many advantages in terms of utility and effieciency over the traditional approach of static weighing. Because of the complexity of WIM systems, the implementation of such systems has been a gradual process in recent years.

This project synthesized the “best practices” in the use of WIM technology by the states into a WIM Handbook, which is similar to other technical handbooks on the state-of-the-art technology and practice produced by the FHWA.

 

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