Classification of Truck Environments for Fatigue Assessments 2008-01-1212
A way of modeling vehicle loads for fatigue assessment purposes is discussed. The idea behind the method is that most of the variability in terms of loads is explained by which road the vehicle is driven on. Loads due to curve driving are used as an example. The loads are modeled using a parametric model. Analysis of Variance techniques are used to study the variation and to see whether the classification is sufficiently accurate. Field measurement data from three markets is used. A discussion around design of experiments is given.