Thermal Property Analysis of Axle Load Sensors for Weighing Vehicles in Weigh-in-Motion System
AbstractSystems which permit the weighing of vehicles in motion are called dynamic Weigh-in-Motion scales. In such systems, axle load sensors are embedded in the pavement. Among the influencing factors that negatively affect weighing accuracy is the pavement temperature. This paper presents a detailed analysis of this phenomenon and describes the properties of polymer, quartz and bending plate load sensors. The studies were conducted in two ways: at roadside Weigh-in-Motion sites and at a laboratory using a climate chamber. For accuracy assessment of roadside systems, the reference vehicle method was used. The pavement temperature influence on the weighing error was experimentally investigated as well as a non-uniform temperature distribution along and across the Weigh-in-Motion site. Tests carried out in the climatic chamber allowed the influence of temperature on the sensor intrinsic error to be determined. The results presented clearly show that all kinds of sensors are temperature sensitive. This is a new finding, as up to now the quartz and bending plate sensors were considered insensitive to this factor. View Full-Text
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Burnos, P.; Gajda, J. Thermal Property Analysis of Axle Load Sensors for Weighing Vehicles in Weigh-in-Motion System. Sensors 2016, 16, 2143.
Burnos P, Gajda J. Thermal Property Analysis of Axle Load Sensors for Weighing Vehicles in Weigh-in-Motion System. Sensors. 2016; 16(12):2143.Chicago/Turabian Style
Burnos, Piotr; Gajda, Janusz. 2016. "Thermal Property Analysis of Axle Load Sensors for Weighing Vehicles in Weigh-in-Motion System." Sensors 16, no. 12: 2143.
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