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- From: "David Smith" <smith1129(--nospam--at)charter.net>
- Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 14:38:35 -0400
I appreciate your response regarding the loads to timber vehicle bridges. I looked at the Continental site and note that they use a 60 - 40 split of total vehicle weight.
AASHTO and the UBC require design wheel load to be 40 percent of the gross vehicle weight. This is where we have the problem. Continental uses 30 percent for design wheel load. The reduced wheel load can make a big difference in designing short spans.
I was hoping that someone on the list could give me a justification for using the smaller loads. In my opinion, the design wheel load for a 5 ton loading should be 4000 pounds.
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