Dr. Clyde Lee, Professor Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin, received the first Honorary Member Award ever given by the International Society for Weigh-In-Motion (ISWIM) this year at their sixth International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM6) for his “outstanding and sustained contribution to Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) for five decades, including the development of ASTM E-1318, the first WIM standard in the World.” The award was presented to Dr. Lee in Dallas, Texas on June 5, 2012 during a joint meeting between ICWIM6 and NATMEC 2012, the North American Travel Monitoring Exhibition and Conference, which meets periodically and is a premier forum for travel monitoring practices and research in the United States.
The meeting was attended by more than 400 representatives from 13 countries and 27 states in the U.S.A. The format included oral presentation of papers, panel discussions, and poster sessions. It provided unique opportunities for exchange of information and experiences among those individuals concerned directly with various aspects of traffic data collection, analysis and application, including WIM.
Weigh-in-motion (WIM) devices capture and record axle loads and gross-vehicle weights as vehicles drive over a measurement site. Unlike static scales, WIM systems are capable of measuring at either a reduced or normal traffic speed, and do not require the vehicle to stop. This makes the weighing process more efficient, and, in the case of commercial vehicles, allows for trucks under the weight limit to potentially bypass static scales or inspection. (From WIKI)
Dr. Lee’s research activities include pioneering work in the development and application of highway Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) systems. He was awarded United States Patent No. 32665584 on August 16, 1966, entitled “Vehicle Weighing Scale with Overlapped Load Bearing Plates.” His research also includes simulation of traffic control and vehicular flow at intersections, automated traffic data collection and analysis, and traffic monitoring for pavement and bridge design.
Dr. Lee began his faculty career at The University of Texas at Austin in 1959 and retired in 1999. He founded the Center for Highway Research (CHR) in 1963 and served as the center’s Director until 1980, when it became the Center for Transportation Research (CTR).
Dr. Clyde Lee’s e-mail is: cel at mail.utexas.edu
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION
International Society for Weigh-In-Motion (ISWIM)
International Conference for Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM 6):
http://iswim.free.fr/doc/icwim6_brochure.pdf (PDF brochure)