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Title:
Modern ball-banking limiting values
Author:
Steiner, Paul Frederick Jr., 1938-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In 1940 R. A. Moyer and D. S. Berry established ball-banking limiting values (and side friction factors) for use in determining the maximum recommended speed of horizontal curves on roads (the value shown on advisory speed plates). This speed is also referred to as the "advisory speed", "safe speed", or the "comfortable speed" of the curve. This speed is distinguished from the "critical curve speed", the speed value at which loss of control is imminent. Literature review showed some concern for the criteria for the installation of curve warning signs but no recent concern for the goodness of the limiting values. Ritchie et. al. has provided updated research on lateral acceleration values. Their research, plus results of this study, show that the 1940 values are outdated. This work concludes with recommended modern ball-banking limiting values, side friction factors, and lateral acceleration values. Recommendations regarding further research are stated.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Civil.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wortman, Robert H.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleModern ball-banking limiting valuesen_US
dc.creatorSteiner, Paul Frederick Jr., 1938-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSteiner, Paul Frederick Jr., 1938-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 1940 R. A. Moyer and D. S. Berry established ball-banking limiting values (and side friction factors) for use in determining the maximum recommended speed of horizontal curves on roads (the value shown on advisory speed plates). This speed is also referred to as the "advisory speed", "safe speed", or the "comfortable speed" of the curve. This speed is distinguished from the "critical curve speed", the speed value at which loss of control is imminent. Literature review showed some concern for the criteria for the installation of curve warning signs but no recent concern for the goodness of the limiting values. Ritchie et. al. has provided updated research on lateral acceleration values. Their research, plus results of this study, show that the 1940 values are outdated. This work concludes with recommended modern ball-banking limiting values, side friction factors, and lateral acceleration values. Recommendations regarding further research are stated.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Civil.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWortman, Robert H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1343827en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26882589en_US
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