n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering = Joernaal van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese - Evaluation of the effect of deteriorating riding quality on bus-pavement interaction : technical paper
|Article Title||Evaluation of the effect of deteriorating riding quality on bus-pavement interaction : technical paper|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering = Joernaal van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 Lidwala Consulting Engineers and 2 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Sep 2015|
|Pages||2 - 8|
|Keyword(s)||Bi-articulated bus, Maintenance, Riding quality, Road conditions, Vehicle operating costs and Vertical accelerations|
Deteriorating riding quality has a negative impact not only on infrastructure, but on the road user as well. Road users experience higher vehicle operating costs (VOCs), longer travel times, congestion and uncomfortable rides, to name a few. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the link between deteriorating riding quality and high vertical accelerations (awz) and VOCs for a bi-articulated bus on an identified bus route with different responsible road authorities in rural Mpumalanga, South Africa. The link, as identified, indicated that the speed the bus travelled played a big role in the generation of awz. Recommendations for future research are also proposed.
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