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(The Drive)   Tractor-trailer pulled "Superload" making its way across Pennsylvania at a snail-like 30mph, expected to arrive in a little over a week. Stay the Fark away from I-81 and I-80 if you can   (thedrive.com) divider line
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2022-01-16 6:27:40 AM  
The cargo itself is a chunk of the D1G Prototype reactor in West Milton, New York, where the U.S. Navy used the Kenneth A. Kesselring site for nuclear propulsion training until the mid '90s.

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2022-01-16 7:23:41 AM  
the superload truck is transporting a gigantic steel tank bound for disassembling and recycling on the other site of the state.

This is like refusing to flatten cardboard boxes before putting them in the recycling bin.  Piss off.
 
2022-01-16 7:31:02 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: The cargo itself is a chunk of the D1G Prototype reactor in West Milton, New York, where the U.S. Navy used the Kenneth A. Kesselring site for nuclear propulsion training until the mid '90s.

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So it's probably safe to assume the thing is super-radioactive, and driving it nice and slow through the Heartland is just going to irradiate and mutate a bunch of God-fearin' Trump-lovin' Americans. Oh boy. Well, hopefully radiation kills Covid at least.
 
2022-01-16 7:49:31 AM  

thehellisthis: the superload truck is transporting a gigantic steel tank bound for disassembling and recycling on the other site of the state.

This is like refusing to flatten cardboard boxes before putting them in the recycling bin.  Piss off.


Yeah I'm still trying to parse why they are moving the entire tank instead of chopping it up on site. Seems like the kind of question a real farking journalist would ask.
 
2022-01-16 7:54:01 AM  

Lochsteppe: Day_Old_Dutchie: The cargo itself is a chunk of the D1G Prototype reactor in West Milton, New York, where the U.S. Navy used the Kenneth A. Kesselring site for nuclear propulsion training until the mid '90s.

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So it's probably safe to assume the thing is super-radioactive, and driving it nice and slow through the Heartland is just going to irradiate and mutate a bunch of God-fearin' Trump-lovin' Americans. Oh boy. Well, hopefully radiation kills Covid at least.


Yeah, that's definitely a reasonable assumption that's "safe" to make
 
2022-01-16 7:57:27 AM  

Boudyro: thehellisthis: the superload truck is transporting a gigantic steel tank bound for disassembling and recycling on the other site of the state.

This is like refusing to flatten cardboard boxes before putting them in the recycling bin.  Piss off.

Yeah I'm still trying to parse why they are moving the entire tank instead of chopping it up on site. Seems like the kind of question a real farking journalist would ask.


It's part of a nuclear reactor, so I imagine there's good reasons why it needs to be disassembled at a special facility.
 
2022-01-16 7:58:21 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Boudyro: thehellisthis: the superload truck is transporting a gigantic steel tank bound for disassembling and recycling on the other site of the state.

This is like refusing to flatten cardboard boxes before putting them in the recycling bin.  Piss off.

Yeah I'm still trying to parse why they are moving the entire tank instead of chopping it up on site. Seems like the kind of question a real farking journalist would ask.

It's part of a nuclear reactor, so I imagine there's good reasons why it needs to be disassembled at a special facility.


This is indeed exactly the reason
 
2022-01-16 8:02:26 AM  
Gonna get stuck in snowmageddon
 
2022-01-16 8:10:55 AM  
"Stay the Fark away from I-81 and I-80 if you can"

I don't know about that specific stretch of 81, but I find that to be pretty good advice in general.

/once got stuck behind a convoy of trucks trying to pass each other but not wanting to exceed the speed limit
//after the hour plus to finally got past them, I had to stop for gas
///and then started it all over again
 
2022-01-16 8:47:26 AM  
One of the fun things about road design is that wear and tear from vehicle weight does not increase linearly.  It moves exponentially as loads grow larger.

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https://www.insidescience.org/news/how-much-damage-do-heavy-trucks-do-our-roads

You can math out an approximation for how much wear and tear a vehicle does by weight per axle.  That trailer appears to have 24 axles distributing a load of 294-tons, making ~12.25 tons/axle.

Using the link's equation, (12.25 / 1)^4 yields a road wear figure of 22,518.  This one trailer does about as much road damage as 22,518 cars or 55 9-ton trucks.

I hope they adjusted the tolls for this beastie.

For extra funsies: One road lane can accommodate ~1,333 cars per hour.  It would take 16hrs 53m of constant car traffic to equal the wear of this one load.
 
2022-01-16 8:49:44 AM  
"Superload"

AKA Subby's mom's place on Saturday nights.
 
2022-01-16 9:06:51 AM  

kyleaugustus: One of the fun things about road design is that wear and tear from vehicle weight does not increase linearly.  It moves exponentially as loads grow larger.

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https://www.insidescience.org/news/how-much-damage-do-heavy-trucks-do-our-roads

You can math out an approximation for how much wear and tear a vehicle does by weight per axle.  That trailer appears to have 24 axles distributing a load of 294-tons, making ~12.25 tons/axle.

Using the link's equation, (12.25 / 1)^4 yields a road wear figure of 22,518.  This one trailer does about as much road damage as 22,518 cars or 55 9-ton trucks.

I hope they adjusted the tolls for this beastie.

For extra funsies: One road lane can accommodate ~1,333 cars per hour.  It would take 16hrs 53m of constant car traffic to equal the wear of this one load.


Road damage is also dependent on the cube of speed; which the equation in the article doesn't consider. Adjusting for speed (30 mph vs 70), damage is reduced to 1772 cars.
 
2022-01-16 9:12:55 AM  

natazha: kyleaugustus: One of the fun things about road design is that wear and tear from vehicle weight does not increase linearly.  It moves exponentially as loads grow larger.

[Fark user image 438x374]
https://www.insidescience.org/news/how-much-damage-do-heavy-trucks-do-our-roads

You can math out an approximation for how much wear and tear a vehicle does by weight per axle.  That trailer appears to have 24 axles distributing a load of 294-tons, making ~12.25 tons/axle.

Using the link's equation, (12.25 / 1)^4 yields a road wear figure of 22,518.  This one trailer does about as much road damage as 22,518 cars or 55 9-ton trucks.

I hope they adjusted the tolls for this beastie.

For extra funsies: One road lane can accommodate ~1,333 cars per hour.  It would take 16hrs 53m of constant car traffic to equal the wear of this one load.

Road damage is also dependent on the cube of speed; which the equation in the article doesn't consider. Adjusting for speed (30 mph vs 70), damage is reduced to 1772 cars.


Tire wear certainly increases with speed, but road damage?  I'd expect road damage to increase as vehicles slowed, placing a more constant pressure on the surface.  Do you have a source?
 
2022-01-16 9:16:13 AM  
Send it in sections.  Have IKEA do an assembly diagram.  Include a screw driver and small wrench.  The "Interstate" in PA looks like the frontage roads in Texas, only with just two lanes and no shoulder.
 
2022-01-16 9:32:45 AM  

BitwiseShift: Send it in sections.  Have IKEA do an assembly diagram.  Include a screw driver and small wrench.  The "Interstate" in PA looks like the frontage roads in Texas, only with just two lanes and no shoulder.


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2022-01-16 9:50:00 AM  
Lather, rinse, 12054716
 
2022-01-16 10:49:03 AM  

kyleaugustus: Tire wear certainly increases with speed, but road damage?  I'd expect road damage to increase as vehicles slowed, placing a more constant pressure on the surface.  Do you have a source?


Increased speed does all sorts of things to increase the damage.  Lateral forces increase.  Harmonic vibarions increase damage. Starting and stopping forces are worse.

Ever notice that when construction trucks dump mud clumps on a road near a construction site, pot holes will soon form?  If you look at where they form, the holes form about 8 inches away from the mud clumps because the clump causes the spring to compress and then the force of that spring increases the force shortly after.

The speed limits for trunks on bridges are to limit of braking forces.
 
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