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The rationale for these changes is presented in Chapters 4 and 6 of this report. The appendix is arranged by Green Book chapters, in page- order sequence based on the edition of the Green Book. Therefore, it is appropriate to examine all vehicle types, establish general class groupings, and select vehicles of representative size within each class for design use. These selected vehicles, with representative weight, dimensions, and operating characteristics, used to establish highway design controls for accommodating vehicles of designated classes, are known as design vehicles.
For purposes of geometric design, each design vehicle has larger physical dimensions and a larger minimum turning radius than most vehicles in its class. The largest design vehicles are usually accommodated in freeway design.
Four general classes of design vehicles have been established, including: 1 passenger cars, 2 buses, 3 trucks, and 4 recreational vehicles. Buses include inter-city motor coaches , city transit, school, and articulated buses. The truck class includes single-unit trucks, truck tractor-semitrailer combinations, and truck tractors with semitrailers in combination with full trailers. Recreational vehicles include motor homes, cars with camper trailers, cars with boat trailers, motor homes with boat trailers, and motor homes pulling cars.
In addition, the bicycle should also be considered a design vehicle where bicycle use is allowed on a highway. Dimensions for 20 design vehicles representing vehicles within these general classes are given in Exhibit In the design of any highway facility, the designer should consider the largest design vehicle likely to use that facility with considerable frequency or a design vehicle with special characteristics appropriate to a particular intersection in determining the design of such critical features as radii at intersections and radii of turning roadways.
The school bus may also be appropriate for the design of some subdivision street intersections. In many cases, operators of WB [WB] and larger vehicles pull the rear axles of the vehicle forward to maintain a kingpin-to-rear-axle distance of Where this practice is prevalent, the WB [WB] may be used in the design of turning maneuvers, but the WB [WB] should be used in design situations where the overall length of the vehicle is considered, such as for sight distance at railroad-highway grade crossings.
In addition to the 20 design vehicles, dimensions for a typical farm tractor are shown in Exhibit , and the minimum turning radius for a farm tractor with one wagon is shown in Exhibit Turning paths of design vehicles can be determined from the dimensions shown in Exhibit and and through the use of commercially available computer programs.
S-BUS 11 3. S-BUS 12 3. Customary dimensions and to provide only one physical size for each design vehicle, the values shown in the design vehicle drawings have been soft converted from numbers listed in feet, and then the numbers in this table have been rounded to the nearest tenth of a meter. Wagon length is measured from front of drawbar to rear of wagon, and drawbar is 1.
Single Unit Truck three-axle SU-8 3. S-BUS 36 S-BUS 40 Wagon length is measured from front of drawbar to rear of wagon, and drawbar is 6. Recent research has developed several design vehicles larger than those presented here, with overall lengths up to These larger design vehicles are not generally needed for design to accommodate the current truck fleet.
However, if needed to address conditions at specific sites, their dimensions and turning performance can be found in NCHRP Report Large2 School Bus 84 pass. If the minimum turning path is assumed, the CTR approximately equals the minimum design turning radius minus one-half the front width of the vehicle. This corresponds to wheelbase lengths of 3, mm to 6, mm, respectively. For these different sizes, the minimum design turning radii vary from 8.
Front wheel drive is disengaged and without brakes being applied. The boundaries of the turning paths of each design vehicle for its sharpest turns are established by the outer trace of the front overhang and the path of the inner rear wheel.
This turn assumes that the outer front wheel follows the circular arc defining the minimum centerline turning radius as determined by the vehicle steering mechanism.
Large2 3 School Bus 84 pass. Trucks and buses generally require more generous geometric designs than do passenger vehicles. This is largely because trucks and buses are wider and have longer wheelbases and greater minimum turning radii, which are the principal vehicle dimensions affecting horizontal alignment and cross section.
Single-unit trucks and buses have smaller minimum turning radii than most combination vehicles, but because of their greater offtracking, the longer combination vehicles need greater turning path widths. A combination truck is a single-unit truck with a full trailer, a truck tractor with a semitrailer, or a truck tractor with a semitrailer and one or more full trailers.
Because combination truck sizes and turning characteristics vary widely, there are several combination truck design vehicles. These combination trucks are identified by the designation WB, together with the wheel base or another length dimension in both metric and U. Although Rocky Mountain doubles, turnpike doubles, and triple trailers are not permitted on many highways, their occurrence does warrant inclusion in this publication. Longer transition curves and larger curve radii are needed for roadways with higher speeds.
The radii shown are considered appropriate minimum values for use in design, although skilled drivers might be able to turn with a slightly smaller radius. The dimensions of the design vehicles take into account recent trends in motor vehicle sizes manufactured in the United States and F However, the design vehicle dimensions are intended to represent vehicle sizes that are critical to geometric design and thus are larger than nearly all vehicles belonging to their corresponding vehicle classes.
The turning paths shown in Exhibits through and Exhibits through were derived by using commercially available computer programs. The P design vehicle, with the dimensions and turning characteristics shown in Exhibit , represents a larger passenger car. The SU design vehicle represents a larger single-unit truck. The control dimensions indicate the minimum turning path for most single-unit trucks now in operation see Exhibit On long-distance facilities serving large over-the-road truck traffic or inter-city buses motor coaches , the design vehicle should generally be either a combination truck or an inter-city bus see Exhibit or Exhibit This design vehicle has a wheel base of 7.
Buses serving particular urban areas may not conform to the dimensions shown in Exhibit Exhibit displays the critical dimensions for the A-BUS design vehicle.
The larger design vehicle is an passenger bus and the smaller design vehicle is a passenger bus. The highway designer should also be aware that for certain buses the combination of ground clearance, overhang, and vertical curvature of the roadway may present problems in hilly areas. Exhibits through show dimensions and the minimum turning paths of the design vehicles that represent various combination trucks. For local roads and streets, the WB [WB] is often considered an appropriate design vehicle.
The larger combination trucks are appropriate for design of facilities that serve over-the-road trucks. Exhibits through indicate minimum turning paths for typical recreational vehicles. In addition to the vehicles shown in Exhibits through and Exhibits through , other vehicles may be used for selected design applications, as appropriate.
With the advent of computer programs that can F The new exhibits to be used are shown in Figures C and C of this report. The updated exhibit is presented in Figure 10 in this report. The applicable truck is shown in Figure C-7 and the applicable turning plot is shown in Figure C In the text for Widths for Turning Roadways at Intersections on p.
In the box at the top of p. The note in the second to last paragraph on p. The text of the section on Critical Lengths of Grade for Design on pp. It is also appropriate to consider the length of a particular grade in relation to desirable vehicle operation. For a given grade, lengths less than critical result in acceptable operation in the desired range of speeds.
If the desired freedom of operation is to be maintained on grades longer than critical, design adjustments such as changes in location to reduce grades or addition of extra lanes should be considered. For other design vehicles, use adjustments in Exhibit Values less than 0. For 3-lane roadways, multiply above values by 1.
For 4-lane roadways, multiply above values by 2. To establish design values for critical lengths of grade for which gradeability of trucks is the determining factor, data, or assumptions are needed for the following: 1. Data in Exhibits and apply to such a vehicle. Values less than 2. Speed at entrance to critical length of grade: The average running speed as related to design speed can be used to approximate the speed of vehicles beginning an uphill climb.
This estimate is, of course, subject to adjustment as approach conditions may determine. Where vehicles approach on nearly level grades, the running speed can be used directly. For a downhill approach it should be increased somewhat, and for an uphill approach it should be decreased. Minimum speed on the grade below in which interference to following vehicles is considered unreasonable: No specific data are available on which to base minimum tolerable speeds of trucks on upgrades.
It is logical to assume that such minimum speeds should be in direct relation to the design speed. Adjustments depend only on radius and design vehicle; they are independent of roadway width and design speed. Lower minimum truck speeds can probably be tolerated on multilane highways rather than on two-lane roads because there is more opportunity for and less difficulty in passing.
Highways should be designed so that the speeds of trucks will not be reduced enough to cause intolerable conditions for following drivers. Studies show that, regardless of the average speed on the highway, the more a vehicle deviates from the average speed, the greater its chances of becoming involved in a crash. One such study 41 used the speed distribution of vehicles traveling on highways in one state, and related it to the crash involvement rate to obtain the rate for trucks of four or more axles operating on level grades.
The results of this analysis are shown in Exhibit A common basis for determining critical length of grade is based on a reduction in speed of trucks below the average running speed of traffic.
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Commonly referred to as the Green Book, this publication contains the current design research and practices for highway and street geometric design. This edition presents an updated framework for geometric design that is more flexible, multimodal, and performance-based than in the past. The document provides guidance to engineers and designers who strive to make unique design solutions that meet the needs of all highway and street users on a project-by-project basis. Not only are the traditional functional classifications for roadways local roads and streets, collectors, arterials, and freeways presented, but also an expanded set of context classifications rural, rural town, suburban, urban, and urban core to guide geometric design. The completely rewritten Chapter 1: A New Framework for Geometric Design, introduces the updated approach to design, with specific design guidance throughout each chapter. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly.
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