The move by the transportation industry toward increased automation of design activities has resulted in the need for research to better develop and incorporate automated processes. A number of projects are being conducted under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program to address this need and provide tools for faster and less labor-intensive performance of various design processes. This article provides a brief description of the following examples of NCHRP projects covering several functional areas that will lead to the creation of new tools for automated design: NCHRP Project 12-26/2: Distribution of Wheel Loads on Highway Bridges--Analysis Software; NCHRP Project 24-6: Expert System for Stream Stability and Scour Evaluation; NCHRP Project 1-32: Systems for Design of Highway Pavements; and NCHRP Project 3-55: A Highway Capacity Manual for the Year 2000.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 11
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 176
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1995 12:00AM