KRYLOV, V.V., 2000. Theoretical prediction of ground vibrations generated by road vehicles. IN: Noise and Vibration: Advances in Research and Development. Bury St Edmunds; London: Professional Engineering Publishing, pp.51-67.
Ground-borne vibrations represent one of the major adverse environmental impacts of road
vehicles, especially of heavy lorries. In the present paper, ground vibrations generated by
road vehicles are investigated theoretically. Two main generation mechanisms are
considered. The first one is associated with vehicles travelling on rough or bumpy road
surfaces, in particular over road humps and speed cushions installed by local authorities at
some sensitive road locations. The second mechanism of generation is associated with
acceleration and braking of road vehicles. General analytical results are illustrated by
numerical examples and are compared with the existing experiments.