HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD ANNUAL REPORT

THIS ANNUAL REPORT OF THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD TO THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY OFFICIALS COVERS ACTIVITIES OF THE RESEARCH CORRELATION SERVICE, THE PUBLICATIONS PROGRAM, THE ANNUAL MEETING, FISCAL STATUS, AND SPECIAL PROJECTS. THESE ARE WASHO ROAD TEST, AASHO ROAD TEST, RELATIONSHIP OF PARKING TO BUSINESS, CALCIUM-CHLORIDE STABILIZATION, EFFECTS OF MILITARY AIRCRAFT ON AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS, HIGHWAY LAWS PROJECT, AND URBAN RESEARCH. IN THE AREA OF ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION STUDIES WERE UNDER WAY TO REVIEW PROGRAMS IN LIGHT OF THE 1956 FEDERAL AID LEGISLATION, TO MAKE LONG-RANGE ECONOMIC ANALYSES, TO ASSEMBLE DATA ON THE ECONOMICS OF TRUCK TRANSPORTATION, AND TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS. IN THE AREA OF DESIGN TRENDS INCLUDE: PAVEMENT DEFLECTION STUDIES, STUDY OF GEOMETRIC DESIGN WITH RESPECT TO THE DRIVER, PREPARATION OF DRAINAGE MANUALS, SHOULDER DESIGN STUDIES. IN THE AREA OF MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION TRENDS INCLUDE STUDY OF BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT MIXTURES, STUDIES OF CONCRETE DURABILITY, CURING, AND DYNAMIC STRENGTH, STUDIES OF ICE-CONTROL, PORTLAND CEMENT, PAVEMENT SLIPPERINESS, PURCHASING PROCEDURES, JOINT SEALERS, AND PERFORMANCE OF CONCRETE SEWER PIPES. IN THE AREA OF MAINTENANCE, STUDIES NOTED WERE: PAVEMENT SALVAGE, PAVEMENT PUMPING PROBLEMS, UNIFORMITY OF WARNING DEVICES, AND PERSONNEL ARRANGEMENTS. IN THE AREA OF TRAFFIC OPERATIONS TRENDS WERE: ACCELERATION OF DATA ANALYSIS, SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, ELECTRONIC CONTROL, AND THE GROWING PROBLEMS OF URBAN TRAFFIC. IN THE AREA OF SOILS, GEOLOGY, AND FOUNDATIONS SEVERAL DEVELOPMENTS WERE NOTED: THE NEED FOR FULLER USE OF CURRENT SOILS KNOWLEDGE, CHANGES IN GRANULAR BASE PRACTICES, IMPROVEMENT IN MATERIAL QUALITY AND INCREASE IN COMPACTION REQUIREMENTS.

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

    Highway Research Board

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    Washington, DC    20418
  • Publication Date: 1956-6-30

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Highways; Research;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00243099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 22 1972 12:00AM