THE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF MOTOR VEHICLES AS A FACTOR IN ROAD ALIGNMENTS - EVALUATION BY MEANS OF ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS

THE POSSIBILITY AND NECESSITY ARE DISCUSSED THAT ROAD ALIGNMENT AS WELL AS THE SURFACE AREA OF THE CARRIAGEWAY SHOULD DERIVE DIRECTLY FROM THE KINETIC LAWS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE VEHICLE. NUMEROUS KINETIC TESTS WERE CARRIED OUT WITH A BUS MOVING ALONG A TEST TRACK, AND THE DATA WERE FURTHER ANALYZED BY AN ELECTRONIC COMPUTER. PREVIOUSLY IT WAS STATED, THE PATH OF THE CENTRE OF GRAVITY OF THE VEHICLE CAN BE DETERMINED WITH SUFFICIENT EXACTITUDE FROM THE ACCELERATION TEST DATA. THE ANALYSIS OF THIS DATA MADE IT POSSIBLE TO FIND THE REQUIRED LINE OF DIRECTION AND SURFACE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CARRIAGEWAY AND IN FUTURE SPECIFIC CASES BASE THE PROCEDURE ON A KINEMATIC MODEL. THE DEFINITION OF LINE, SUPERELEVATION AND SLOPE OF THE DRIVEWAY CAN BE DETERMINED IN THE SAME WAY BY ELECTRONIC CALCULATION. THIS CALCULATION SUPPLIES THE CO-ORDINATES OF THE ARC, OF THE POINTS OF INTERSECTION OF THE TANGENTS, OF THE CENTRES OF ARCS OF CIRCLES ETC. AND THE ALTITUDE LEVEL OF THE BORDERS OF THE ROAD.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 59, pp 111, 10 FIG, 10 TAB, 36 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    FORSCHUNGSARBEITEN AUS DEM STRASSENWESEN;

    BONN-BAD GODESBERG:
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  • Authors:
    • Auberlen, R
  • Publication Date: 1965-4

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  • Accession Number: 00200109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 2004 6:16PM