USING THE COMPUTER IN HIGHWAY PROJECTS

PROYECTOS VIALES CON EL USO DE LA COMPUTADORA

This paper describes the computer program designed by the National Highway Department for highway construction projects. The program was designed to avoid altering the traditional methods of the field crews, and to permit supervision by the computer program designer at the various stages. The package is made up of a group of programs that generally perform the following functions: 1) processing of the information obtained in the field by the apparatus owned by the Department; 2) printing of forms and drawing of profiles to help the designer fix grade lines, drainage and vertical curves; 3) processing of the information given by the designer; and 4) printing of project grade line and soil movement forms, and drawing of area diagrams. With these final results before him, the designer can accept or reject the proposed grade and drainage plans. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

    525 School Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20024
  • Authors:
    • Britos, J A
    • Maldonado, F J
    • Aguilar, H L
    • Wall, O A
    • Rovitti, J J
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Road Federation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM