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
- 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.
Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
There is a link with the Green Paper Towards Fair and Efficient Pricing in Transport, as WIM technologies may provide road authorities with efficient input tools to infrastructure charging for heavy vehicles.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
3000 BA Rotterdam
CB2 1PZ Cambridge