HVS stands for Heavy Vehicle Simulator. It’s a large piece of equipment that allows for repeated passage of a truck or aircraft wheel over a pavement, simulating the action of many of such wheels from heavy vehicles. It is used in research to test pavement structures and roadway elements and their response to traffic.
For more information visit the HVS International Alliance
(HVSIA) or Dynatest
There are HVS operating in:
- South Africa (Gautrans and CSIR)
- U.S. Army Corp of Engineers