A CADD Program for Simulating Turning Vehicles

by Milton Carrasco, Transoft Solutions, Richmond, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputers in Transportation


The turning capability of one or more 'design' vehicles and their swept paths has a significant influence on the layout of transportation facilities such as roadway intersections, parking lots and bus and truck terminals. Plastic turning vehicle templates are currently the most used approximation tools. Designers, however, face a number of limitations with these templates. In a computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) systems environment, an interactive program that can simulate vehicle turning manoeuvres is a valuable tool to designers of transportation facilities. This article describes such a system.

Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Highway and road design | Vehicles | Parking facilities | Interactive systems | Intersections | Building design

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