TECHNIQUES FOR MEASURING VEHICLE OPERATING COST AND ROAD DETERIORATION PARAMETERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Field investigations into the behavior and operating characteristics of traffic and the behavior and deterioration patterns of the road require the use of instruments to make and record measurements for analysis. This paper describes some available techniques for measuring vehicle operating costs and road deterioration parameters with suggestions for simplifying the measurement technique in the light of the technological resources, manpower, and facilities available in developing countries. An instrumented vehicle that rapidly measures the permanent features of the road in terms of horizontal and vertical curvature and road width is described, and methods of measuring the variable features resulting from traffic and the changing pavement condition are discussed.

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    • Proceedings of a work shop held June 16-19, 1975, in Boise, Idaho by the Transportation Research Board.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board (TRB)

    Washington, DC   
  • Authors:
    • ABAYNAYAKA, S W
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 302-310
  • Monograph Title: Low-volume roads: proceedings of a workshop held June 16-19, 1975, in Boise, Idaho
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    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 00142717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM