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Vertical Curves

  • J. Uren
  • W. F. Price
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Abstract

In the same way as horizontal curves are used to connect intersecting straights in the horizontal plane, vertical curves are used to connect intersecting straights in the vertical plane. These straights are usually referred to as gradients.

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Further Reading

  1. Department of Transport, Roads and Local Transport Directorate, Departmental Standard TD/81, Road Layout and Geometry: Highway Link Design (Department of Transport, 1981).Google Scholar
  2. Department of Transport, Highways and Traffic Directorate, Departmental Advice Note TA 43/84: Highway Link Design (Department of Transport, 1984).Google Scholar
  3. HMSO Publications, Roads and Traffic in Urban Areas (Institution of High-ways and Transportation, with the Department of Transport, 1987).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© J. Uren and W.F. Price 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Uren
    • 1
  • W. F. Price
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of LeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of BrightonUK

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