Publications

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Design, Feasibility and Application of an Instrumented Vehicle

This project aimed to consider options for the selection of an appropriate instrumentation package to fulfil future research needs and the development of a research program for future years. This involved email and phone consultation with a number…

Freight Task Industry Stakeholder Assessment
Improving effectiveness in the ways that road transport authorities consult with road freight stakeholders regarding the issues and challenges faced by the freight task in Australia and New Zealand is important as a growing number of strategic and…
Estimating Road Network Congestion and Associated Costs
The objective of Austroads Project NS1203 (Estimating Road Network Congestion and Associated Costs) is to develop a procedure to calculate delay and associated congestion costs by making use of directly measurable traffic data. Network performance…
Non-Wearing of Adult Seatbelts in Australia: Where to Next?
Seat belts are one of the most effective passive safety features in vehicles and there is a host of research literature attesting to the effectiveness of seat belts in protecting against death and injury. Even when use rates are high the potential…
Asphalt Fatigue Endurance Limit

The Austroads asphalt pavement design process set out in Guide to Pavement Technology – Part 2: Pavement Structural Design (Austroads 2008) utilises a mechanistic procedure to predict the allowable traffic repetitions until asphalt fatigue occurs.…

Improving Local Road Expenditure Data Provision

Local road expenditure data is collected and reported by the Australia Bureau of Statistics and used by the National Transport Commission (NTC) in its heavy vehicle charging methodology. This project is to improve local road expenditure data to…

Freeway Design Parameters for Fully Managed Operations
Austroads Project NS1375 provides a guide that can be used by road authorities to develop their own set of detailed design guidelines. A guide of this nature is required as current freeway design guidelines are based on design principles established…
Guide to Pavement Technology Part 1: Introduction to Pavement Technology
Guide to Pavement Technology Part 1: Introduction to Pavement Technology provides general information regarding the purpose and function of pavements, pavement types and their components, pavement materials, the types of pavements commonly in use…
Heavy Vehicle Sight Distance Requirements at Rail Crossings (Stage 2)
Passive control railway level crossings within the road network pose a significant safety issue, both for trains and multi-combination vehicles (MCVs) and restricted access vehicles (RAVs0. In order to have provision for the larger MCVs and RAVs,…
Guide to Pavement Technology Part 6: Unsealed Pavements
Part 6 of the Guide to Pavement Technology addresses unsealed pavements including operational demands of unsealed road surfaces, pavement configurations, floodways, cuts, fills and mine haul roads, the identification of suitable pavement materials…