The necessary series developments for exact calculation of the clothoid and the transition curve with parabolic line of curvature can be solved relatively easily today with the aid of suitable desk-top computers. There is therefore no longer any good reason for the substitute use of the cubic parabola, biquadratic parabola, etc. Reversible unambiguous transition curve calculations are to be aimed for which are based only on the original definition. Owing to the many parallel tracks, the basic transition curve forms should be generally replaced by their parallels. In this way the otherwise necessary calculation conventions can be dispensed with as a result of the non-existence of parallel clothoid elements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schuhr, P
  • Publication Date: 1980-11


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00331103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM