Weight Distribution Analysis

How to calculate axle weights
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In this short article, we explain the formulae for calculating axle weights, and take you through a simple example. Axle Weight Distribution Formulae To calculate distribution of weight on the front and rear axles of a truck, use these simple formulae: Let’s take an example Step 1: Determine the Wheelbase You will find this on the…

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What We Shipped In 2017
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In 2017, we set out to make our apps easier to use, on more devices, for more users, in more markets. We shipped 8 releases and grew the total number of markets that use our apps to 24.  As the sun sets on 2017, let’s look back at the highlights of what we shipped in the…

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Add your standard equipment to the ‘Other’ category
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Today’s update to the Axle Weight Calculator allows you to request any item to be added to the Equipment library, in the ‘Other’ category. Add Equipment to the library Existing Equipment categories are Crane, Fifth Wheel, Fridge and Taillift, but you may of course have need for many other items, such as Aerokit, Bullbar, Fuel…

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Axle Weight Calculator now even easier to use
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“Don’t Make Me Think” Steve Krug’s famous first law of usability, “Don’t Make Me Think”, informs every decision we make when we’ve got our design hats on at TruckScience. Our mission is to make the app so easy to use, and everything you need in it so easy to find, that you never find yourself…

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Calculate Axle Weights with a Crane
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When we receive a query about how to do something in our Axle Weight Calculator, rather than address that user’s request by email, we try to add it here for everyone’s benefit.  Today, we received a query about adding a crane to a calculation. Start with a vehicle To start with, you’ll need to open…

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Calculate Axle Weights for Semi-trailer
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Now you can use the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator to calculate axle weight distribution for a semi truck with a semi-trailer.  This much sought-after feature is being released in an update to our Axle Weight Calculator today. We’ve added semi-trailers in response to requests from users all over the world, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, Portugal, Thailand,…

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Bogie Split
Updates to Axle Weight Calculator: Bogie Split, etc.
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We released another update to our Axle Weight Calculator on Monday. If you’re working on a vehicle with a pusher or tag axle, you can now calculate the distribution of weight on the pusher, tag and driven axles (or the ‘bogie split’). This feature was added in response to requests from users in Canada, Ireland…

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Introducing our new user-friendly Axle Weight Calculator!
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We recently released our all-new, redesigned Axle Weight Calculator. What’s new? User-friendly interface Everything about our new app has been designed with the user in mind.  Steve Krug’s “Don’t make me think” philosophy, a common sense approach to web usability, has inspired our design from start to finish. Cross-platform compatibility The previous version of our Axle…

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How to calculate Bogie Split
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Our Axle Weight Calculator calculates distribution of weight or mass over front and rear axles.  It will soon calculate the distribution of weight over each axle of a tandem bogie. In the meantime, here’s how you can do it manually. Note relevant measurements To perform this calculation, you will need to identify: Bogie Spread Dimension Distance…

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Calculate Hitch Loadings on Trailers
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Our Axle Weight Calculator calculates hitch loadings, in order to calculate transfer of weight from the trailer to the vehicle.  While we do not currently display this value explicitly on the weight report, you can follow these steps to calculate hitch loading for your trailer design.  If you have not already done so, you can…

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