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Supplemental_Information: Last metadata quality check: 05-Dec-1996
Title: Weighing-In-Motion Of Axles And Vehicles For Europe
Keywords: Safety, Transport
Objective : The objective of the WAVE project is:
- To improve the accuracy of conventional WIM (Weigh-In-Motion) systems to estimate the static loads from the measurements of dynamic impact forces, through use of arrays of sensors whose results can allow for dynamic interaction between vehicle and pavement.
- To develop and improve the functions and accuracy of bridge based WIM systems through more sophisticated vehicle/bridge interaction modelling and data processing.
- To elaborate common data structures, formats and quality assurance procedures, to facilitate the exchange and comparison of WIM data throughout the EU, to increase the confidence in these data and provide reliable tools to the decision makers.
- To test WIM systems, particularly in cold regions where pavements are weaker during the thaw and sensors are susceptible to studded tyres and salt, in order to assess their durability and performance in various climatic conditions.
- To elaborate standardised calibration methods and procedures from improved existing methods, applicable to all European climates and types of WIM systems, to assess the reliability of WIM and facilitate the relationships between vendors and users.
- To develop and implement a new WIM technology, based on an innovative fibre optic sensor which is promising in terms of quality and extent of information provided and its insensitivity to harsh climatic conditions.
Period: 24 months
Parent: 4th FWP (Fourth Framework Programme)
Parent: EC program: TRANSPORT
Keywords: Road transport - Road infrastructure
Supplemental_Information: EC Project Reference : PL95-26
Parent: Prime contractor organisation: LCPC
Relation: Organisation Name: VTT
Relation: Organisation Name: TCD
Relation: Organisation Name: TUM
Relation: Organisation Name: ETH
Relation: Organisation Name: DWW
Relation: Organisation Name: UCAM
Location_Keywords: UNITED KINGDOM
Relation: Organisation Name: BRRC
Relation: Organisation Name: ALCO
Relation: Organisation Name: SNRA
Relation: Organisation Name: ZAG