APPLICATION OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH TO HIGHWAY PROBLEMS

THE BASIC CHARACTER OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH IS DESCRIBED BRIEFLY AS AN ATTEMPT TO CONCEIVE OF SPECIFIC PROBLEMS AS PROBLEMS IN THE AREA OF DECISISON THEORY. IN TERMS OF THIS CHARACTERIZATION, A QUESTION IS RAISED REGARDING THE ROLE OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH IN THE ANALYSIS OF HIGHWAY PROBLEMS. THE OPERATIONS RESEARCH APPROACH IS COMPARED WITH THE "TRADITIONAL" APPROACH TO HIGHWAY PROBLEMS. FINALLY, MENTION IS MADE OF SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES ASSOCIATED WITH TAKING THE FORMER APPROACH IN THE AREA OF HIGHWAY RESEARCH. IN HIS DISCUSSION, VASWANI TASKS THE AUTHOR WITH HAVING FAILED TO MENTION THE INHERENT WEAKNESSES OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPERATIONS RESEARCH TEAMS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 37, pp 72-80, 22 REF
  • Authors:
    • Howland, D
  • Discussers:
    • Vaswani, R
  • Publication Date: 1958

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 6-10, 1958
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1971 12:00AM