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dc.contributor.advisorMorrall, John F.
dc.contributor.authorCarrasco, Milton S. E.
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-05T16:57:33Z
dc.date.available2005-08-05T16:57:33Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citationCarrasco, M. S. (1992). Computerized vehicle-turning simulation: an interactive application (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/17290en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315752866en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/31216
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 77-78.en
dc.description.abstractThe design of transportation facilities such as roadway intersections is generally influenced by the turning capability of one or more design vehicles and their swept paths. A review of existing methods and tools for simulating turning vehicle shows that these methods and tools have several disadvantages and are not suitable for use in computer aided design and drafting systems (CADD). CADD systems ideally require an interactive application for simulating turning manoeuvres of design or user-defined vehicles. This thesis describes the principles of a CADD model and an interactive computer program known as AutoTURN which is based on these principles. AutoTURN is an AutoCAD-based program written in AutoLISP and "C" language. The program which operates within AutoCAD's graphic environment is a user friendly and a highly effective and practical design tool. It allows the user to select a design vehicle including long combination vehicles such as A, B and C trains, define any steering path consisting of circular curves and tangent element and complete tracking or swept path analysis directly within the drawing base utilizing AutoCAD's graphic capability. In this manner, the program enhances the automation process afforded by CADD systems in the design and drafting of transportation facilities. The program has been validated against several methods and found to be an acceptable design program.
dc.format.extentxii, 93 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccTL 240 C37 1992en
dc.subject.lcshMotor vehicles - Design and construction - Simulation methods - Congresses
dc.subject.lcshComputer integrated manufacturing systems
dc.subject.lcshMotor vehicles - Analysis - Data processing
dc.titleComputerized vehicle-turning simulation: an interactive application
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/17290
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Engineering
thesis.degree.nameMEng
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccTL 240 C37 1992en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 810 520535235


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.