HANDBOOK OF APPLICATIONS OF STATISTICAL CONCEPTS TO THE HIGHWAY INDUSTRY, PART I-INITIAL COMPUTATIONS & APPLICATIONS

THIS IS PART 1 OF A THREE-PART HANDBOOK DEALING WITH PRACTICAL CONCEPTS IN THE FIELD OF STATISTICS AND WITH THEIR APPLICATIONS IN THE CONTROL OF MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION. THIS FIRST PART PRESENTS INTRODUCTORY EXPLANATIONS RELATING TO GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS THAT WILL BE USEFUL TO TECHNICIANS IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING AND TO PRODUCERS OF MATERIALS. THE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF THESE PRINCIPLES ARE SHOWN BY NUMERICAL EXAMPLES THAT ARE WORKED OUT FULLY. THE TERMS AND UNITS OF MEASUREMENTS ARE THOSE IN COMMON USE IN HIGHWAY WORK AND THE VALUES USED IN THE EXAMPLES ARE APPROXIMATELY THE SAME AS WOULD BE OBTAINED DURING CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS. THE IMPORTANCE OF OBTAINING SAMPLES FOR TESTING BY THE USE OF UNBIASED METHODS IS STRESSED, AND THE USE OF CONTROL CHARTS IS ILLUSTRATED. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • REP NO WGAI-71-660-1 Contract No FH-11-7533
  • Corporate Authors:

    Materials Research and Development

    12150 Parklawn Drive
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hudson, S B
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 182 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00214543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Handbook
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 22 1973 12:00AM