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Harris, Niall K. and Gonz\'alez, Arturo and OBrien, E.J. and McGetrick, Patrick J.
2010
January
Characterisation of pavement profile heights using accelerometer readings and a combinatorial optimisation technique
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Pavement surface profiles induce dynamic ride responses in vehicles which can potentially be used to classify road surface roughness. A novel method is proposed for the characterisation of pavement roughness through an analysis of vehicle accelerations. A combinatorial optimisation technique is applied to the determination of pavement profile heights based on measured accelerations at and above the vehicle axle. Such an approach, using low-cost inertial sensors, would provide an inexpensive alternative to the costly laser-based profile measurement vehicles. The concept is numerically validated using a half-car roll dynamic model to infer measurements of road profiles in both the left and right wheel paths.
10.1016/j.jsv.2009.09.035
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