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Weigh-in-Motion Project and Handbook


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Project status


Start date: 10/01/95
End date: 06/30/00


Project webpage: http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/research/wim_pdf/wimsummary.htm

Report: Weigh-in-Motion Project and Handbook December 1997

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Sponsor(s): Iowa Department of Transportation

About the research

Abstract: 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.