WORKSHOP TOPIC 7. NEW PRODUCTS AND PROCEDURES POST-1985

This workshop discussion which viewed transportation construction in its broadest sense (covering planning, design, builidng operation, and maintenance) suggested innovations and delineated applicable research needs. It was determined that in the design of a highway, the energy requirements should be determined for the entire life of the project and not just for the construction phase-i.e. operational and maintenance energy requirements including vehicle operating needs should be considered. The need was indicated for gathering local information of the energy requirements of producing construction items. The basic energy demands should first be determined before decisions are made concerning transportation corridor planning. Research should be initiated into the energy requirements of moving heavy loads by highway trucks to determine optimum energy versus load information. Recommendations are also listed which relate to research for: a new binder to use with rock products to create hard surfaces for vehicular traffic,; a low energy material with no content energy for quick traveled-way maintenance repairs; energy expenditures of the total transport system; asphalt pavements as solar cells; optimization of cooperation in the transportation industry; and the increase of funding for research.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 59-60
  • Monograph Title: OPTIMIZING THE USE OF MATERIALS AND ENERGY IN TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM