Truck overloading study in developing countries and strategies to minimize its impact

Chan, Ying Chuen (Maple) (2008) Truck overloading study in developing countries and strategies to minimize its impact. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Overloading truck traffic is an untenable problem around the world. The occurrence of overloaded truck traffic can be evidence of rapid development of an economy. Most of the developing countries emphasize the development of economy, thus supporting reform of infrastructure is limited. This research investigates the relationship between truck overloading and the condition of road damage. The objective of this research is to determine the amount of economic loss due to overloaded truck traffic is. Axle load will be used to calculate the total ESAL to pavement. This study intends to provide perspective on the relationship between change in axle load due to overloading and the resultant service life of pavement. It can then be used in the estimation of pavement damage in other developing countries facing the problem of truck overloading. In conclusion, economical loss was found, which include reduction of pavement life and increase in maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) cost. As a result, net present value (NPV) of pavement investment with overloading truck traffic is higher than normal truck traffic.

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ID Code: 28561
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Bunker, Jonathan M.
Keywords: truck overloading, road damage, developing countries, pavement service life
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2009 00:21
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:41

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