HANDBOOK OF APPLICATIONS OF STATISTICAL CONCEPTS TO THE HIGHWAY INDUSTRY - PART II - ACCEPTANCE PLANS

THIS IS PART II 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. THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS PART IS TO POINT OUT AND ANALYZE THE RISK, OR EXPECTED LOSS, THAT MAY RESULT WHENEVER AN INSPECTOR OR ENGINEER MAKES A WRONG DECISION BY ACCEPTING OR REJECTING A LOT OF MATERIAL OR CONSTRUCTION. THE CONCEPTS AND PROCEDURES DESCRIBED IN PART I ARE APPLIED TO THE DESIGN OF STATISTICAL ACCEPTANCE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS. THE CONCEPT OF GOOD AND POOR LOTS CHARACTERIZED BY ASSIGNED AVERAGE VALUES IS INTRODUCED. IT IS SHOWN THAT THE AMOUNT OF RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF A PARTICULAR LOT DEPENDS ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE AVERAGES, ON THE VARIABILITY OF THE MEASURED VALUES, AND ON THE NUMBER OF TESTS ON WHICH A DECISION IS BASED. THE DESIGN OF ACCEPTANCE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, THE CONSTRUCTION OF ASSOCIATED OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS CURVES, AND METHODS OF APPLYING REDUCTIONS IN PRICE FOR MATERIALS OR CONSTRUCTION OF MARGINAL QUALITY, ARE ILLUSTRATED BY FULLY WORKED OUT EXAMPLES. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract FH-11-7533
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hudson, S B
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 144 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00214544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Handbook
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1973 12:00AM