Load Rating for NC Legal Vehicles

The proposed research will develop a methodology to optimize the list of Legal NC Vehicles that that have been defined by the NC General Statutes (GS §20-118). Currently, North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) lists of rating vehicles consists of 13 vehicles that can travel legally on interstate highways and 16 vehicles that can travel legally in non-interstate highways. The process of determining the controlling load rating (or vehicle) is cumbersome, especially on multi-span bridges. The Structures Management Unit is in need of a methodology that optimizes the current GS §20-118 vehicles and allows for determining future representative legal vehicles if the NC General Statutes are amended. To address the aforementioned needs, this research will be conducted to: (1) Develop a methodology to optimize representative NC legal vehicles; (2) Evaluate and optimize current representative NC legal vehicles based on single and multi-span bridges; and (3) Develop an automated computer model for developing NC legal vehicles that can be incorporated into the current analysis and load rating software used by the Structures Management Unit.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project is completed but no report was generated(LWJ).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $84000
  • Contract Numbers:

    FHWA/NC/2017-07

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Managing Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Project Managers:

    Kirby, John

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Carolina, Charlotte

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    9201 University City Boulevard
    Charlotte, NC  United States  28223-0001
  • Principal Investigators:

    Nicholas, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20160801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170731

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01611243
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: FHWA/NC/2017-07
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 22 2016 1:30PM