HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD ANNUAL REPORT

THIS ANNUAL REPORT OF THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD TO THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY OFFICIALS GIVES A SUMMARY ACCOUNT OF ITS PUBLICATION, SPECIAL PROJECTS, VISITING AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES IN THE PRECEDING YEAR. A LISTING OF COMMITTEES AND PUBLICATIONS BY SUBJECT AREA IS GIVEN. IN THE AREA OF ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION PROJECTS WERE UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE MANPOWER NEEDS AND UTILIZATION IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING, TO REVIEW THE PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM, TO EXAMINE TAX STRUCTURE FOR INTERSTATE COMMERCE, TO RESEARCH HIGHWAY FINANCING AND REVENUE SOURCES, TO ANALYZE EDUCATION AND WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS, AND TO INVESTIGATE THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION PROBLEM. IN THE AREA OF DESIGN, STUDIES WERE UNDERWAY TO DEVELOP AND COMPILE NEW DESIGN PRACTICES, TO INVESTIGATE SPECIAL TOPICS RELATED TO BRIDGE DESIGN: VIBRATION AND DEFLECTION, COLUMN ANALYSIS, TOLL-PLAZA DESIGN, PILE GROUPS, PRESTRESSED CONCRETE RESEARCH. THE MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT REPORTED STUDIES ON DETERIORATION RESISTANCE OF BITUMINOUS MATERIALS, CONCRETE FREEZING AND THAWING, THE PURCHASE OF TRAFFIC MARKING MATERIALS. THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT REPORTED STUDIES ON SHOULDER MAINTENANCE, COST ACCOUNTING PAVEMENT DETERIORATION, MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION, FROST EFFECTS, WARNING DEVICES, BRIDGE-AND-CULVERT MAINTENANCE. THE TRAFFIC AND OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT REPORTED PARKING STUDIES, TRAFFIC ATTRACTION ANALYSIS, STUDIES ON THE EFFECT OF GEOMETRIC DESIGN, AND STUDIES OF CAPACITY, SPEED, PAVEMENT-MARKING, VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS, TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES. THE SOILS DEPARTMENT REPORTED STUDIES ON LOAD-DEFLECTION MEASUREMENTS, COMPACTION REQUIREMENTS, PILE BEHAVIOR, SOIL STABILIZATION, LOADING RATE AND SOIL STRENGTH. FOUR CONTINUING PROJECTS AND THE COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROCEDURE ARE DESCRIBED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Annual RepoRT, 27 PP, 4 FIG, 1 TAB
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Research Board

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  • Publication Date: 1955-6-30

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Highways; Research;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00243098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 22 1972 12:00AM