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Truck platooning: principle of operation and benefits webinar

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7946
Author
Bevly, David M.
Date
February 2021
Material Type
audiovisual
Field
Fibre Supply

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Author
Bevly, David M.
Date
February 2021
Material Type
audiovisual
Physical Description
Video ; 48:26 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Transportation
Trucks
Platooning
Webinar
Series Number
Video ; 2021
Language
English
Abstract
Hosted by Edouard Proust, this webinar presentation by David Bevly held on February 10, 2021 highlights an important component of FPInnovations' Transportation and Infrastructure group's work. The concept of truck platooning, inspired by pelotons of cyclists and originally developed for highway use to obtain fuel savings, utilizes technology to maintain the desired distance between trucks by controlling acceleration and braking, and the relative lateral position of the vehicles by steering, reacting faster than a driver can. Truck platooning has attracted the attention of the natural resources sector and its implementation is expected to increase the productivity of drivers. By allowing the operation of driverless following trucks replicating the path set by the human operated leader vehicle, the concept could help mitigate the workforce shortage that impact the sector while supporting the supply of lumber to mills across the country.
Abstract
Ce contenu est exclusivement en anglais. Merci de contacter notre équipe si vous souhaitez obtenir de l’information en français. Cette présentation de David Bevly a été organisée le 10 février 2021 par Edouard Proust. Elle met en lumière une composante importante du travail effectué par le groupe Transports et Infrastructures de FPInnovations. Le concept d’opération de camions en peloton est inspiré des pelotons de cyclistes et a été mis au point à l’origine pour des applications autoroutières avec pour objectif une réduction de la consommation de carburant. Les camions sont équipés d’une technologie permettant le contrôle de l’accélération, du freinage et de la direction offrant la possibilité de maintenir la distance de suivi entre les véhicules ainsi que leur positionnement latéral relatif. En autorisant la mise en œuvre de camions suiveurs entièrement autonomes et qui répliquent le tracé du camion de tête opéré par un chauffeur, le concept pourrait à terme aider à minimiser l’impact du manque de chauffeurs dans l’industrie tout en supportant l’approvisionnement en fibre des scieries à travers le Canada.
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Addressing road surface erosion, protecting watercourse crossings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8094
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Water crossings
Water
Stream
Stream management
Sediment control
Roads
Erosion
Forest roads
Series Number
Technical Reports; TR 2021 N32
Language
English
Abstract
This report presents the importance of best management practices for mitigating erosion from resource roads and preventing sediment from entering a watercourse. Key to achieving these goals is the understanding of erosion from the road surface and the level of connectivity from the delivery point of the sediment-laden water onto the forest floor and the watercourse. This report provides a list of best management practices that is specific to resource roads.
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In-forest connectivity: V2X resource roads message set and use cases

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8135
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
22 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Vehicle-to-everything (V2X)
Vehicles
Communications
Resource roads
Safety
Trucks
Forwarder
Autonomous vehicles
Feller buncher
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
TR 2021 N.42
Language
English
Abstract
Intelligent transportation system safety applications such as an approaching vehicle emergency warning, co-operative collision warning system, and co-operative adaptive cruise control, may have potential to improve road user safety on resource roads. This report documents a feasibility study of these safety applications under the operating environments and road conditions of resource roads. This report found that existing safety messages could be tailored to the needs of resource road operations. Two safety-related use cases (i.e., oncoming vehicle warning and one-lane bridge warning), and two non–safety-related use cases (i.e., platooning and teleoperation) are presented. This report is part of V2X report series. Refer Technical Report no. 20 to know more about user interface for broadcasting V2V basic safety messages to drivers and Technical Report no. 55 for V2X coverage results.
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Ensuring access for Canadian forestry operations with wet and weak resource roads

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8044
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Bober, Francis
Bradley, Allan
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Bober, Francis
Bradley, Allan
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
24 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Forestry
Roads
Road construction
Planning
Water
Series Number
Technical Report TR 2021 N26
Language
English
Abstract
Forest operations across Canada are encountering increasingly difficult road conditions and more frequent access interruptions related to wet and weak road sections. Resource roads are considered a liability by many forest companies and their business model has been to create the lowest cost, lowest standard, resource road network possible that also will provide tolerable levels of access (i.e., some but not too many failures and hauling disruptions). Increasingly difficult operating conditions and frequent access interruptions, however, drive up costs and threaten the economic sustainability of forest operations. Starting in 2017, FPInnovations has launched a project to provide its members with techniques and strategies that will offer more reliable and strong road sections and reduce overall road costs. A state-of-practice survey of FPInnovations members provided researchers with a comprehensive understanding of conventional means of responding to wet, weak road conditions in Canada. The report summarizes the responses to wet, weak resource road sections that were identified in the state-of-practice survey and provides an overview of the chief causes and related site indicators for wet, weak road conditions. Recommended best practices are provided for a variety of conventional industry responses to wet, weak road sections. These address common misconceptions and knowledge gaps that reduce the effectiveness and increase the overall cost associated with the industry responses. These best practice recommendations were based upon findings from a literature review, product manufacturer information, and from researcher expertise. The report also considers improvements to conventional practices, and advanced solutions that are potentially more effective and economic than the state-of-practice but are not widely exploited by industry. Eleven potential solutions from these two categories were compared and ranked in order of potential. The practice improvements selected for further study were soil compaction, and corduroy and access mats. The advanced solutions selected for further study were geosynthetics that offer both soil reinforcement and enhanced drainage, geocells, and TPCS, a technology to improve truck road-friendliness. Starting in 2021, FPInnovations will initiate field trials and life cycle cost analyses of these technologies.
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Performance evaluation of siding materials subjected to radiant heat loads

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7694
Author
Coronel, Eder Alain Villa
Refai, Razim
McDonald, Andre
Date
March 2020
Edition
36366
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Coronel, Eder Alain Villa
Refai, Razim
McDonald, Andre
Contributor
FireSmart Canada
Date
March 2020
Edition
36366
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Cedar siding
Engineered wood
Heat
Oriented strandboard (OSB)
Siding
Testing
FPI TR
Vinyl siding
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.19
Language
English
Abstract
A methodology was developed to evaluate the performance of different commercially available siding materials when exposed to high and low radiant heat loads. The materials evaluated in this study were engineered wood, fibre cement board, cedar siding, and vinyl siding. The time to ignition of the wall prototypes was used to evaluate the performance of these materials.
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Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road stream crossings. Final webinar of the free series on case studies and use of available climate tools

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7807
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Contributor
BC Ministry of Forests, lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Resource roads
Risk assessment
Roads
Series Number
Publicit Flyer
Language
English
Abstract
Information on the webinar series developed in coordination with and with funding from the British Columbia, Ministry of Frests, Land, Natioanl Resource Operations and Rural Development. Webinar information for January 14, 2021
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Predicted pavement damage from widebase steering tires: a methodology to estimate widebase steering tire load equivalency

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19842
Author
Bradley, Allan
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Bradley, Allan
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Contributor
Canadian Forest Services (CFS)
National Resources Canada (NRC)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
33 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Roads
Tires
Trucks
FPI TR
Weight
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.12
Language
English
Abstract
Canadian regulators utilize the ESAL concept for vehicle impact evaluations and(or) pavement design. Unfortunately, TAC’s ESAL equations do not account for tire size and, consequently, overestimate steering axle impacts when those axles are equipped with widebase steering tires. Many new vehicles proposed for use in Canada feature tridem-drive tractors and heavily loaded steering axles—these heavy loads necessitate the use of widebase steering tires. In order to optimize high efficiency truck configurations in Canada, therefore, accurate estimates of widebase steering tire ESALs are needed. This work describes a methodology to estimate ESALs for widebase steering tires. These ESAL equations were used to justify an increase in steering axle weights for B.C. 9-axle log B-trains.
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A Climate change vulnerability assessment approach for resource roads

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19848
Author
Partington, Mark
Bradley, Allan
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Bradley, Allan
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada (NRC)
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
23 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Resource roads
Risk assessment
FPI TR
Roads
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.8
Language
English
Abstract
Given the benefits that resource roads provide to economic and social well-being, it is important to understand the impacts of a changing climate on resource roads and infrastructure. As the forest industry and governments move toward creating resource roads that are resilient to climate change, an early step in the adaptive management process is to assess the risks and vulnerabilities of infrastructure to climate change.
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Evaluation of the Seeing Machines' Guardian Gen 2 driver fatigue and distraction monitoring system in interior British Columbia log-hauling operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19851
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Jokai, Rob
Date
January 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Jokai, Rob
Contributor
BC Forest Safety Council
Date
January 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Driver fatigue
Log hauling
FPI TR
Transport
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.3
Language
English
Abstract
As part of FPInnovations’ and BC Forest Safety Council’s ongoing evaluation of fatigue management technology, Seeing Machines’ Guardian Gen 2, an eye-tracking–based driver assistance system that monitors driver fatigue and distraction, was evaluated in Interior B.C. log-hauling operations. In addition, driver fatigue scores based on a wristband technology, Readiband, were correlated with the drivers’ reported scores to verify the fatigue level in the participating fleets. The study findings, participants’ feedback, and onboard device performance are summarized in this report.
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Évaluation du Guardian, le système embarqué de surveillance de La Fatigue de 2e génération de Seeing Machines, dans le cadre des activités de transport de billes dans l'intérieur de la Colombie-Britannique

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19852
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Jokai, Rob
Date
Janvier 2020
Edition
52900
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Jokai, Rob
Contributor
BC Forest Safety Council
Date
Janvier 2020
Edition
52900
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
29 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Driver fatigue
Log hauling
FPI TR
Transport
Series Number
FO Rapport technique ; RT 2020 N3
Language
French
Abstract
Dans le cadre de l’évaluation en cours des technologies de gestion de la fatigue réalisée par FPInnovations et le Conseil de la sécurité forestière de la C.-B., le Guardian de deuxième génération de Seeing Machines, un système de suivi des mouvements des yeux qui surveille la fatigue et la distraction chez les conducteurs, a fait l’objet d’une évaluation lors des activités de transport de billes dans l’intérieur de la C.-B. De plus, les pointages de la fatigue des conducteurs, établis selon le bracelet Readiband, ont été corrélées avec les pointages déclarés par les conducteurs afin de vérifier le niveau de fatigue chez les conducteurs des flottes prenant part à l’évaluation. Les résultats de l’étude, la rétroaction des participants et le rendement du dispositif embarqué sont résumés dans le présent rapport.
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Forest road deactivation, removing culverts and installing cross-ditches and waterbars. A practical guide for forest and resource workers

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7828
Author
Yorston, Ken
Ravnaas, Eric
Gillies, Clayton
Date
November 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Yorston, Ken
Ravnaas, Eric
Gillies, Clayton
Date
November 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Culverts
Water crossings
Water
Stream
Stream management
Sediment control
Roads
Riparian zones
Erosion
Forest roads
Advantage
Series Number
Deactivation pamphlet; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
This guide provides guidance for equipment operators for construction of commonly prescribed road deactivation structures. Timber sale licence (TSL) holders and contractors can use this guide as a reference in achieving conformance to a prepared deactivation plan.
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Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road stream crossings. Updates and developments in climate change, tools for BC and case study from the southern interior

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7914
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Contributor
BC Ministry of Forests, lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Resource roads
Risk assessment
Roads
Language
English
Abstract
Slides from the first of three webinars developed in coordination with and with funding from the British Columbia, Ministry of Frests, Land, Natioanl Resource Operations and Rural Development. Webina held June 18, 2020
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Updates and developments in climate change tools for BC and Case study from the southern interior

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7920
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Tyle, Kari
Reasoner, Mel
Date
June 2020
Material Type
audiovisual
Field
Fibre Supply

  1 video

Author
Kurowski, Matt
Tyle, Kari
Reasoner, Mel
Date
June 2020
Material Type
audiovisual
Physical Description
Video ;1: 35:01 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Flood calculation
Hydrology
Stream Crossing
Tools
Webinar
Series Number
RISF; Forest Operations ; 2020
Video ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
Webinar 1 of 3: Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road crossings, webinar presented on June 18, 2020
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Case studies from Northern BC and design flood hydrology practices for BC resource road crosssings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7921
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Mysak, Paul
Beleznay, David
Deslauriers, Lee
Date
June 2020
Material Type
audiovisual
Field
Fibre Supply

  1 video

Author
Kurowski, Matt
Mysak, Paul
Beleznay, David
Deslauriers, Lee
Date
June 2020
Material Type
audiovisual
Physical Description
Video ;1: 35:01 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Flood calculation
Hydrology
Stream Crossing
Tools
Webinar
Series Number
RISF; Forest Operations ; 2020
Video ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
Webinar 2 of 3: Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road crossings, webinar presented on June 23, 2020
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From snowmelt to streamflow: Data portals for future hydrologic conditions and discussions. Climate change tools needs for crossing design

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7922
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Tyler, Kari
Schoeneberg, Arelia
Date
June 2020
Material Type
audiovisual
Field
Fibre Supply

  1 video

Author
Kurowski, Matt
Tyler, Kari
Schoeneberg, Arelia
Date
June 2020
Material Type
audiovisual
Physical Description
Video ;1: 32:32 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Flood calculation
Hydrology
Stream Crossing
Tools
Webinar
Series Number
RISF; Forest Operations ; 2020
Video ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
Webinar 3 of 3: Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road crossings, webinar presented on June 25, 2020
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Designing resource road stream crossings considering climage change: two case studies from coastal BC

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7923
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Deslauriers, Lee
Date
June 2020
Material Type
audiovisual
Field
Fibre Supply

  1 video

Author
Kurowski, Matt
Deslauriers, Lee
Date
June 2020
Material Type
audiovisual
Physical Description
Video ;1: 32:32 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Flood calculation
Hydrology
Stream Crossing
Tools
Webinar
Series Number
RISF; Forest Operations ; 2020
Video ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
Webinar 7: Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road crossings, webinar presented on June 25, 2020
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Tannins extraction from bark for industrial applications, laboratory study

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7929
Author
Gandrieau, Simon
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Pulp & Paper Manufacturing
Author
Gandrieau, Simon
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
11 p.
Sector
Pulp Paper and Bioproducts
Field
Pulp & Paper Manufacturing
Research Area
Thermal Process
Subject
Aboriginal
Bark
Extractives
Biostimulants
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations was approached to investigate the extraction of tannin from tree bark in British Columbia (BC). FPInnovations has been working on bark extraction over the last few years and proposed to focus this study on Western Hemlock which showed high tannin content in previous work. The extraction method developed by FPInnovations uses chemicals and elaborate equipment that requires the work to be conducted under strongly controlled conditions, such as a chemical laboratory. This report aimed to find a simpler extraction protocol that could potentially be used by coastal First Nations communities or other parties interested in extracting tannin from bark at a relatively small scale.
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Fish passage assessment at culverted sites. Rapid field measurements to determine the likelihood of a barrier to fish passage. A practical guide for forest and resource workers

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7972
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Chow, Brian
Mount, Craig
Date
November 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Chow, Brian
Mount, Craig
Date
November 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Culverts
Fishes
Water crossings
Water
Stream
Stream management
Sediment control
Roads
Erosion
Forest roads
Series Number
Deactivation pamphlet; 2021
Language
English
Abstract
This guide is intended as a reference for use during the eld data collection phase of the provincial process in assessing sh passage at culverted sites.1 It is an important part of the provincial assessment process which uses a holistic watershed approach. The eld data can be used as part of the development of a sh passage restoration plan2 or as part of regular road maintenance inspections.
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Climate change and environmental impacts. Comparative life cycle assessment of resource road bridges

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8009
Author
Partington, Mark
Cobut, Aline
Bradley, Allan
Lavoie, Patrick
Grann, Blane
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Cobut, Aline
Bradley, Allan
Lavoie, Patrick
Grann, Blane
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
34 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Roads
Climate
Environmental impact
Life cycle assessment LCA
Resource roads
Planning
Series Number
Technical Report; TR 2020 N51
Language
English
Abstract
The main objective of the present work is to respond to the second work area and complete LCAs focused on resource roads and transportation products and processes. Two LCA studies will be conducted; one study on resource road bridges and one study on hybridization of logging and biomass trucks. The present report undertakes an LCA of three resource road bridges.
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Analysis of Yukon highways pavement damage caused by permitted overload trucks

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52892
Author
Bradley, Allan
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Bradley, Allan
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Contributor
Highways & Public Works, Yukon
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
43 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Highway
Pavement
Roads
Trucks
Vehicles weight
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.5
Language
English
Abstract
In publication
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