Intersection of Straight Line with Spiral

by T.F. Hickerson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 1, Pg. 61-66

Document Type: Journal Paper


Bridges or other structures along spiral curves connecting tangents with circles present problem of locating precisely points of intersection of straight lines with center line base spiral and outer and inner parallel spirals as well; by use of proposed formulas with high speed electronic digital computers, these intersections may be determined to high degree of accuracy.

Subject Headings: Intersections | Bridges | Curvature | Computing in civil engineering

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