THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TEST TRACK FOR MOTOR VEHICLES (IN GERMAN)

A NEW TEST TRACK HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED FOR THE VOLKSWAGEN FACTORY AT WOLFSBURG. THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE PRESTRESSED CONCRETE RACING TRACK WHICH FORMS PART OF IT ARE DESCRIBED. IT IS 30 FT. WIDE, ROUGHLY OVAL IN PLAN, WITH A TOTAL LENGTH OF 5,900 FT., AND CONSISTS OF TWO CURVES OF 1,090 FT. (RADIUS 525 FT.) AND 847 FT. (RADIUS 482 FT.), TWO STRAIGHTS OF 755 FT., AND FOUR CLOTHOID TRANSITION CURVES WHICH ARE 587 OR 640 FT. LONG. THE SUPER-ELEVATION IN THE CURVES IS DESIGNED TO ALLOW A SPEED OF 93 MI. PER HR. WITHOUT THE VEHICLE'S BEING SUBJECT TO COMPONENT FORCES; THE MAXIMUM DEGREE OF INCLINATION IS 56 DEGREES. THE CONCRETE SLAB IS 6 IN. THICK OVER A SOIL-CEMENT STABILIZED BASE. THE HOLZMANN SYSTEM WAS EMPLOYED FOR THE PRESTRESSING.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 52, No 11, PP 261-268
  • Authors:
    • Zerna, W
  • Publication Date: 1957

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  • Accession Number: 00214873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Research Board Bibliography
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1970 12:00AM