A Swept Path Analysis is the calculation and analysis of the movement and path of different parts of a vehicle when that vehicle is undertaking a turning manoeuvre. At a basic level this includes calculating the path taken by each wheel during the turn and also calculating the space needed by the vehicle body during the turn. These forms of calculation used to be carried out by hand, but in recent years, with modern software, the process has been computerised.
Swept Path Analysis
Planning Applications for developments sometimes need to demonstrate that the planned layout can accommodate the movement of vehicles regularly expected by the development. This is because site layouts are becoming increasingly congested to accommodate planning requirements and to achieve viable developments. This has led to designs being challenged more and more by the planning authority who need to be confident that the proposed layout is fit for purpose, particularly for sites where room for vehicle manoeuvres is limited.
In order for the Local Authority to be confident that the design proposals can accommodate vehicle movements they can request a drawing showing the Swept Path Analysis of vehicles overlaid on the proposed site layout to demonstrate that the vehicles can manoeuvre safely and efficiently within the site layout.
Swept Path Analysis benefits Planners, Architects, Engineers, Developers and site owners as it provides them with the means to assess the turning implications of a wide variety of vehicle types on design layouts at a very early stage in the design process without the need of physically driving or undertaking the manoeuvres. This helps inform the design process and provides a fast and cost efficient method of assessing alternative layouts and sites.
Sanderson Associates have extensive experience in providing Swept Path Analysis using the latest Autodesk Vehicle Tracking software for a wide variety of major and minor developments throughout the whole of the UK, Isle of Man and Ireland.
We offer a wide range of Swept Path Analysis services including:-
- Car Park Design and Assessment
- Petrol Filling Station layouts
- Vehicle Access/Egress Arrangements
- Office, Industrial and Retail Servicing Areas
- Click and Collect Drive Through
- Fast Food Drive Through
- Housing Developments, Emergency and Refuse Vehicle Analysis
- Interrogation of New Junctions and Roundabouts
- Abnormal Load Route Planning
- Emergency Service Developments
Sanderson Associates have a design team who are able to design and amend site layouts to relevant standards in order to accommodate vehicle Swept Path Analysis.
If the vehicle you require assessing is unique or not within our vehicle library, don’t worry, Sanderson Associates can create a simulation for all vehicles as long as basic vehicle data is provided.
Also, if you do not have an AutoCAD site layout drawing, Sanderson Associates can make/use digital copies of plans, and as long as they are to scale, we are then able to undertake the Swept Path Analysis on the digital plan.
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Require Assistance with a Swept Path Analysis?
Sanderson Associates have enjoyed over 33 years in business, we have extensive experience in assisting our Clients with Swept Path Analysis Drawings and other Highway Planning Matters for a wide variety of major and minor developments throughout the whole of the UK, Isle of Man and Ireland.
We would be pleased to provide you with our competitive fee proposal to assist you with a Swept Path Analysis, please call us on 01924 844080 or click here to complete our secure online form.