ADVANCED COMPUTER TECHNIQUES IN ROAD DESIGN

THE ADVANTAGES IN USING COMPUTERS FOR HIGHWAY DESIGN ARE CONSIDERED FROM TWO ASPECTS, THAT OF ROUTE SELECTION AND THAT OF FINAL DESIGN. IN THE ROUTE SELECTION STAGE, A WIDER RANGE OF ALTERNATIVES IS POSSIBLE RESULTING IN A BETTER BASIS FOR EVALUATION. THE FINAL DESIGN STAGE CAN BENEFIT BY USING THIS TECHNIQUE, IN THAT A BETTER DESIGN CAN RESULT AT LOWER COST, THE EFFECT OF ADJUSTMENTS CAN BE CONSIDERED QUICKLY, SETTING OUT DATA AND SUPPLIES CAN BE ORGANISED ACCURATELY, A LIMITED STAFF NEED ONLY BE EMPLOYED IF A COMPUTER IS USED ON A BUREAU BASIS. THE COMPUTER PROGRAMS UTILIZED SHOULD BE MADE FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO FIT ALL CASES; STANDARD VALUES AND PARAMETERS SHOULD NOT THEREFORE BE BUILT IN. A COMPUTER CAN OFTEN POINT OUT SOLUTIONS WHICH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED, RESULTING IN POSSIBLE SAVINGS IN COST. EXAMPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES ARE PRESENTED. /RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 121 Pp, FigS, 88 REF
  • Authors:
    • CALOGERO, V
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00203328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1972 12:00AM