UP TO DATE REPORT ON HIGHWAY RESEARCH IN BRAZIL

AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO UPDATE THE SURVEY CONDUCTED ON HIGHWAY RESEARCH IN BRAZIL IN 1965. THE TOTAL OF 49 RESEARCH PROJECTS REPORTED FOR 1965 IS REDUCED TO 42, SINCE 7 OF THE PROJECTS REGISTERED DURING THAT YEAR PERTAIN TO RESEARCH STUDIES CONCLUDED UP TO ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THE SURVEY. THE NUMBER OF NEW PROJECTS REPORTED DURING THE CURRENT YEAR WAS 26. A SUMMARY TABLE WAS PRESENTED WHICH SHOWS THAT MORE THAN 80% OF THE RESEARCH STUDIES COLLECTED DEALT WITH MATTERS RELATING TO MATERIALS, SOIL MECHANICS, AND PAVEMENT. NEXT IN LINE COME TOPICS CONNECTED WITH PROJECTS, TRAFFIC, CONSERVATION, ECONOMY AND FINANCE, AND LEGISLATION AND ADMINISTRATION. THE NUMBER OF NEW RESEARCH STUDIES COLLECTED DROPPED CONSIDERABLE WHEN COMPARED TO EARLIER YEARS. OF CONCERN WAS THE POOR PAY GENERALLY GIVEN TO RESEARCHERS IN THIS FIELD. THE POSSIBILITY WAS INVESTIGATED OF AWARDING RESEARCH PROJECTS TO CONSULTANT FIRMS SPECIALIZING IN VARIOUS BRANCHES OF HIGHWAY ENGINEERING. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE CONTAINING THE AMOUNTS OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND ALLOWANCES AWARDED AND THE PUBLICATION OF RESULTS ACHIEVED IN THESE RESEARCH STUDIES. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CERTAIN RESEARCH PROJECTS OF A BROADER NATURE BE AWARDED TO PRIVATE COMPANIES.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Symposium On Highway Research /Brazil

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  • Authors:
    • Soares, L R
  • Publication Date: 1970-7

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  • Accession Number: 00243012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 15 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1970 12:00AM