A MILE A MINUTE IN KENTUCKY

THE KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS SOLVES A VARIETY OF HIGHWAY DESIGN PROBLEMS WITH THE AID OF COMPUTER SIMULATION. FINAL DECISION ON THE ALIGNMENT OF A HIGHWAY SEGMENT IS BASED ON SMALL-SCALE PILOT STUDIES CONDUCTED THROUGH SIMULATION. THE QUANTITIES OF EARTH THAT MUST BE MOVED IN CUT-AND-FILL OPERATIONS IS DETERMINED FOR EACH OF THE ALIGNMENTS STUDIED. THE DEPARTMENT IS EXPERIMENTING WITH THE USE OF CROSS SECTIONS TO DEVELOP PERSPECTIVE DRAWINGS OF APPROACHES TO MAJOR INTERCHANGES. COMPUTER ANALYSIS IS APPLIED TO THE DESIGN OF CONTINUOUS-GIRDER BRIDGES, MAINLY 50-TO 350-FOOT-LONG HIGHWAY OVERPASSES. THE COMPUTER ALSO HAS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN LONG-RANGE FORECASTING OF STATE HIGHWAY NEEDS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Computing Report

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  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 10-2
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203670
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1973 12:00AM