This study addresses the effects of various parameters on moving axle load identification when vehicles move across a bridge. Main emphases are placed on evaluation of two solutions, pseudo-inverse (PI) and Singular value decomposition (SVD) solutions, to an over-determined set of equations established under the time domain method (TDM) and frequency-time domain method (FTDM). The effects of vehicle-bridge system parameters and of measurement system parameters on the TDM and FTDM are also investigated. Assessment results based on experiments in laboratory show that the TDM is a better and non-sensitive method. The SVD technique can effectively improve identification accuracy when using TDM and FTDM particularly in the case of the FTDM.

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