© 2017 Elsevier Ltd In road transportation, bridges´ deck exhibit large deflections when compared with those of the pavements. The interaction of vehicles with these two types of road infrastructures signifies enormous costs for maintaining the whole infrastructure in economic operational conditions. In this paper, an integrated model for simulating the vehicle – infrastructure coupled interaction, is proposed. While the infrastructure model is based upon FEM, the vehicle considers a multibody model. A parametric analysis is carried out to analyse the effect of vehicle and infrastructure operational conditions, as well as vehicle design characteristics, on bridge and flexible pavement dynamic responses.
Romero, J. A., Lozano-Guzmán, A. A., Obregón-Biosca, S. A., & Betanzo-Quezada, E. (2018). A plane model of the interaction of a vehicle with the road infrastructure. Advances in Engineering Software, 46-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.03.007