Road Profile Adjustment Computer Program, HR-143, 1969

(1969) Road Profile Adjustment Computer Program, HR-143, 1969. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

A computer program to adjust roadway profiles has been developed to serve as an aid to the county engineers of the State of Iowa. Many hours are spent reducing field notes and calculating adjusted roadway profiles to prepare an existing roadway for paving that will produce a high quality ride and be as maintenance free as possible. Since the computer is very well adapted to performing long tedious tasks; programming this work for a computer would result in freeing the engineer of these tasks. Freed from manual calculations, the engineer is able to spend more time in solving engineering problems. The type of roadway that this computer program is designed to adjust is a road that at sometime. in its history was graded to a finished subgrade. After a period of time, this road is to receive a finished paved surface. The problem then arises whether to bring the existing roadway up to the de signed grade or to make profile adjustments and comprise between the existing and the design profiles. In order to achieve the latter condition using this program, the engineer needs to give the computer only a minimum amount of information.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Computer programs, Pavement maintenance, Work measurement
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 19627
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2015 15:06
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 15:06
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/19627