Start date: 06/27/12
End date: 08/31/15
About the research
The purpose of the project is to develop automated techniques for determining vehicle characteristics as they cross the smart timber bridge. By determining vehicle characteristics--such as vehicle weight, axle weights, axle spacings, travel lane, speed, and so forth--it will be possible to enhance other algorithms for predicting usage and induced damage or deterioration.
Two different vehicle characterization approaches will be investigated:
- Use of conventional instrumentation
- Use of non-conventional instrumentation including the sensing skin
Sponsor(s): USDA Forest Service