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Summary of Handbook of Vehicle-Road Interaction

This handbook dicussess tyre-road contact forces generated by heavy
vehicles covering their influence on road surface and bridge response
and damage, as well as ways of regulating and improving vehicles so as
to minimize road damage.;The main incentive for understanding
vehicle-road interaction is the possibility of reducing the road damage
caused by heavy vehicles and the very high associated costs. This may
be achieved by highway authorities, through improved design and
construction of roads; by government agencies, through regulations
intended to encourage the use of more "road-friendly" vehicles; or by
vehicle engineers, through design of improved vehicle configurations
and suspensions, which minimize road damage.;The book provides a
unified mechanistic approach to the entire subject, covering vehicle
dynamics; dynamic tyre forces; weigh-in-motion; pavement and bridge
response; damage mechanisms of paving materials; vehicle-guideway
interaction; suspension design to minimize road damage; and assessing
road damaging potential of vehicles for regulatory purposes. It
includes 25 literature reviews, covering topics from asphalt
deformation to weigh-in-motion, and citing over 500 references. In
addition, it discusses both the fundamental mechanics of the mechanical
and civil engineering systems, as well as practical and implementation



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