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WEIGHING-IN-MOTION OF AXLES AND VEHICLES FOR EUROPE

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.

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LABORATOIRE CENTRAL DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
Address
Bld Lefèbvre, 58
75015 Paris
France

Participants (5)

ALCATEL CONTRACTING
France
Address
Rue Des Chasses, 30
92111 Clichy
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Netherlands
Address
Boompjes 200
3000 BA Rotterdam
SWEDISH NATIONAL ROAD ADMINISTRATION
Sweden
Address

78187 Borlänge
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
Trumpington Street,
CB2 1PZ Cambridge
UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN -TRINITY COLLEGE
Ireland
Address
Trinity College, College Green,
Dublin 2