ELECTRONIC COMPUTER STUDY

THE RESEARCH EFFORT OF THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS DURING A TEN YEAR PERIOD FROM 1956 TO 1966 IS SUMMARIZED. A DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN OF THE EVOLUTION OF HIGHWAY APPLICATION PROGRAMS FROM THE INITIAL DEVELOPMENT PHASE ON THE IBM-650 COMPUTER TO THE MORE ADVANCED IBM-1620 SYSTEM INCLUDING THE CALCOMP LINE PLOTTER. DURING THIS PERIOD THE COMPUTER PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN CONCENTRATED ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 1) HIGHWAY ENGINEERING, 2) GEOMETRY, 3) BRIDGE ENGINEERING, 4) TRAFFIC, AND 5) SOIL MECHANICS AND MATERIALS. THE MAJORITY OF PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED IN FORTRAN II PROGRAMING LANGUAGE. THE COMPLETE LIST OF 140 PROGRAMS IS INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, Bpr No L1693
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State Department of Highways

    Olympia, WA  United States 

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1968-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1994 12:00AM