Start date: 10/01/95
End date: 06/30/00
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.
Project web page: http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/research/wim_pdf/wimsummary.htm
Report: http://www.intrans.iastate.edu/research/wim_pdf/ December 1997
- Evaluating electronic screening at weigh stations (CTRE en Route) Feb 1999
- A Brief Overview of the States Successful Practices Weigh-in-Motion Handbook (Conference paper/presentation) Sep 1998
- Weigh Stations' Capacity Enhancement Alternatives: A Comparison of Mainline Electronic Screening and Physical Expansion (1998 Crossroads 2000, a Research Conference) Aug 1998
- Simulation Modeling of Electronic Screening at Weigh Stations 114 kb pdf (Conference paper/presentation) Jan 1998
Sponsor(s): Iowa Department of Transportation