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Cover of National Strategic Weigh-in-motion Network
National Strategic Weigh-in-motion Network
  • Publication no: AP-R535-16
  • ISBN: 978-1-925451-51-1
  • Published: 12 December 2016

This report provides a methodology to establish an Australian (and potentially a New Zealand) weigh?in?motion (WIM) network.

The methodology will ensure a consistent approach across WIM networks and enable accurate data sharing and analysis to plan for future freight movements.

The report presents:

  • the nature and scope of guidelines for the strategic selection of new WIM stations
  • information on available WIM systems sourced from WIM manufacturers and providers
  • a complete list of data fields relevant to WIM stations, divided into higher importance and lower importance categories
  • three options for common data processing of WIM data across Australia (a central repository of WIM data maintained by a third party was the preferred option)
  • the importance of integration of Intelligent transport systems with WIM systems and the added value that this can provide.
  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Purpose
    • 1.2. Problem Definition
    • 1.3. Project Objectives
  • 2. Questionnaire Results: Current Status of WIM Network
    • 2.1. Current and Future Requirements of WIM Devices
      • 2.1.1. Desired Outcomes of the National WIM Network
      • 2.1.2. Location of WIM Devices
      • 2.1.3. Data Recording, Storage and Analysis
      • 2.1.4. Use of the WIM Data
  • 3. Discussion and Outcomes
    • 3.1. Guidelines Informing Selection of Potential WIM Sites
      • 3.1.1. Current Practices
      • 3.1.2. Stakeholder Discussion
      • 3.1.3. Future Practices
    • 3.2. Choosing the Right WIM Technology
      • 3.2.1. Current Practices
      • 3.2.2. Stakeholder Discussion
      • 3.2.3. Future Practices
    • 3.3. Information Regarding Current WIM Sites
      • 3.3.1. Current Practices
      • 3.3.2. Stakeholder Discussion
      • 3.3.3. Future Practices
    • 3.4. Common Data Processing of WIM Data
      • 3.4.1. Current Practices
      • 3.4.2. Stakeholder Discussion
      • 3.4.3. Future Practices
    • 3.5. Compliance, Enforcement and Linking WIM to Other Data Sources
      • 3.5.1. Current Practices
      • 3.5.2. Stakeholder Discussion
      • 3.5.3. Future Practices
  • 4. Conclusions and Recommendations
  • References
  • Appendix A Questionnaire
  • Part 1. Current and future needs of WIM devices
  • Part 2. Stocktake of current WIM devices
  • Part 3. Workshop availability
  • Appendix B Questionnaire (Part 1) Responses
  • Appendix C Comparison of WIM Systems
  • C.1 Overview of WIM Technologies in Australia and New Zealand
  • C.1.1 Culway WIM
  • C.1.2 Bending Plate WIM
  • C.1.3 Capacitance WIM
  • C.1.4 Piezoelectric WIM
  • C.2 WIM Data Accuracy
  • C.3 Selection of WIM Technologies
  • Appendix D Site Selection
  • D.1 General Principles and Procedures
  • D.2 Culway Site Selection Criteria
  • D.2.1 Road Geometry
  • D.2.2 Pavement Conditions
  • D.3 Bending Plate Site Selection Criteria
  • D.3.1 Road Geometry
  • D.3.2 Pavement Conditions
  • D.3.3 Other Considerations for Site Selection
  • D.4 Capacitance WIM Site Selection
  • D.4.1 Road Geometry
  • For pre-selection WIM sites on specially constructed screening lanes
  • D.4.2 Pavement Conditions
  • For statistical WIM sites within the traffic stream
  • For pre-selection WIM sites on specially constructed screening lanes
  • D.5 Piezoelectric WIM Site Selection Criteria
  • D.5.1 Road Geometry
  • D.5.2 Pavement Conditions
  • Appendix E Site Maintenance Tips
  • E.1 General Principles
  • E.2 Culway Site Maintenance
  • E.3 Bending Plate Site Maintenance
  • E.4 Capacitance WIM Site Maintenance
  • E.5 Piezoelectric WIM Site Maintenance
  • Appendix F National WIM Database
  • List of Acronyms