Two sets of programs, the BIPS (to translate the design effort from the drawing board to the ground) 1 and 2, and the HOPS (to minimise the constructional costs of such roads) are described and the suitability or otherwise of these programs is reported. BIPS 1 and 2 offer programs related to horizontal and vertical alignment, ground information, superelevation, road cross-section, full cross-section, and earthwork quantities. The horizontal and vertical alignment programs are flexible, easy to use, and present results in a very readable and acceptable manner. However, other programs require simplifications and modifications. With regard to the HOPS suite of programs, only the PRELUDE (ground simplification program) and the MINERVA (the optimising program) are discussed. Aspects of the programs that have presented problems are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seminar on Highway Design in Developing Countries held during the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, 10-11 July 1975 at the University of Warwick, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HARRIS, M R
    • Pancino, L
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 85-95
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1977 12:00AM