COMPUTER PROGRAM SPEEDS READY-TO-BUILD ROAD DESIGN

A FRENCH DEVELOPED COMPREHENSIVE AND FULLY INTEGRATED COMPUTER PROGRAM KNOWN AS TE-GO /THE FRENCH INITIALS FOR OPTIMIZED GEOMETRIC ELECTRONIC DESIGN/ PRODUCES A HIGHWAY DESIGN THAT IS TECHNICALLY MOST PERFECT, ALSO THE LEAST EXPENSIVE TO BUILD. BUT WHAT A COMPUTER CONSIDERS THE BEST AND MOST INEXPENSIVE ROUTE FOR A HIGHWAY WILL NOT NECESSARILY SUIT THE MOTORIST WHO WILL USE THE ROAD. THEREFORE A SUBSIDIARY PROGRAM ALSO HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO TAKE SCENIC, DRIVING AND POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS, AMONG OTHERS, INTO ACCOUNT IN THE PROPOSED DESIGN. CALLED TE-GI /IMPOSED GEOMETRIC ELECTRONIC DESIGN/, THIS RELATED PROGRAM GIVES A LESS PERFECT, MORE EXPENSIVE DESIGN, BUT ONE THAT IS MORE REALISTIC AND PRACTICABLE TO BUILD. INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS OF TE-GI ALSO ARE AVAILABLE AS PROGRAMS. ALTHOUGH THE TWO MAJOR PROGRAMS PRODUCE OUTPUTS OF DIFFERENT STANDARDS, THEY GO HAND IN HAND. TE-GOS PERFECT DESIGN IS A NECESSARY PRELIMINARY TO TE-GIS MORE PRACTICAL DESIGN. /CGRA/

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    • Vol 10, No 31, PP 6-9, 4 FIG, 1 TAB, 2 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Rooke, W G
  • Publication Date: 1966-8

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  • Accession Number: 00203212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1994 12:00AM