CONCEPT OF LATERAL CHANGE OF ACCELERATION

An important aspect of road dynamics is the relationship between the horizontal and vertical geometry of roads, particularly in light of the very high speeds on railways and motorways. Recent publications have suggested the use of transition curves, which are used to design the horizontal geometry of the road and are compared to the old ones on the base of the road dynamics. The author of this paper presents an equation of lateral change of acceleration, which is reviewed based on the characteristics of road geometry and vehicle motions. The author also comments on some other authors' equations for the lateral change of acceleration.

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  • Accession Number: 00728760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 28 1996 12:00AM