TRANSPORT-WAY ROUGHNESS

THE ROLE OF WAY ROUGHNESS IN VECHILE-WAY SYSTEMS IS EXAMINED CONSIDERING ROUGHNESS PRIMARILY AS A CONSTRAINT UPON THE QUALITY OR LEVEL-OF-SERVICE WHICH CAN BE ATTAINED IN A TRANSPORT SYSTEM. THE PURPOSE IS TO DETERMINE THOSE AREAS WHERE RESEARCH IS NEEDED TO PERMIT THE REMOVAL OF THIS CONSTRAINT. THE INTERACTION BETWEEN ROUGHNESS AND THE VEHICLE-WAY SYSTEM IS FIRST EXPLORED, THEN THOSE ELEMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS WHICH ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO ROUGHNESS ARE EXAMINED IN DETAIL. THE SPECIFIC ROLE OF ROUGHNESS AND THE PROGRESS MADE TO DATE IN REDUCING OR ELIMINATING IT ARE THEN CRITICALLY REVIEWED FOR SIX TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION WAYS: NATURAL TERRAIN, STABILIZED SURFACES, PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE SURFACES, ASPHALTIC SURFACES, BRIDGES, AND GUIDEWAY-GUIDED VEHICLE SYSTEMS. FOR EACH OF THE VEHICLE-WAY SYSTEMS CONSIDERED, SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE CONCERNING THOSE AREAS WHERE FUTURE RESEARCH IS NEEDED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 2, No 3, PP 484-575
  • Authors:
    • Weeden, H A
    • Gotolski, W H
    • Larson, T D
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

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  • Accession Number: 00205737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1994 12:00AM