THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES FOR THE DESIGN OF HAIRPIN BENDS

ENTWICKLUNG DER VERKEHRSTECHNISCHEN GRUNDLAGEN FUER DIE AUSB ILDUNG VON KEHREN

BECAUSE OF THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE COUNTRY, SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE IS ATTACHED TO THE HAIRPIN BEND AS AN ELEMENT OF ROAD DESIGN IN AUSTRIA. PRESENT GERMAN AND SWISS RECOMMENDATIONS ONLY TREAT THE HAIRPIN BEND IN GROUND PLAN. FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEVEL, RULE OF THUMB IS USED TO MODERATE THE GRADIENT OF THE BEND TO HALF THAT OF THE ASSOCIATED GRADIENT. WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT TRAFFIC ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES FOR THE DESIGN OF HAIRPIN BENDS ARE TO BE DEVELOPED WITH REFERENCE TO THE DRAWING UP OF NEW RECOMMENDATIONS. DOCUMENTS ON THE DESIGN ELEMENTS OF A HAIRPIN BEND IN RELATION TO THE DESIGN CLASS AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ROAD ARE TO BE COLLECTED. MOREOVER THE RESULTS OF DRIVING TESTS ON EXISTING AND RECENTLY RECONSTRUCTED BENDS ARE TO BE INCLUDED, TOGETHER WITH THE EFFECTS OF ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC LANES PROVIDED AT HAIRPIN BENDS.

    Language

    • German

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Contract Numbers:

      ITRD 016

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BAUTEN UND TECHNIK

      STUBENRING 1
      WIEN,   OESTERREICH  A-1010
    • Project Managers:

      Petrovic, P

    • Performing Organizations:

      INST. F. STRASSENBAU, TH WIEN (PROF. DIPL.-ING. DR. TECHN. P AUL PETROVIC) (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, INSTITUTE FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION)

      GUSSHAUSSTRASSE 28
      WIEN,   OESTERREICH  A-1040
    • Start Date: 19720600
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 19760000
    • Source Data: ITRD D700501

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01292469
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Forschungsgesellschaft für Straßen- und Verkehrswesen (FGSV)
    • Contract Numbers: ITRD 016
    • Files: ITRD
    • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:30AM