Mechanical Engineering Aspects of Road Construction

R. E. B. Crompton
1913 Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers  
The author wishes to lay before the members certain interesting quwtions arising out of the recent development of Road Locomotion. H e believes the time bas come when this development and the problems it involves must now be jointly studied, not only by the vehicle designers who are mechanical engineers, but by that branch of mechanical engineers who are the modern road wnstructors, and as road surfacing, on account of its highly scientific nature, requires further development of constructing
more » ... t of constructing machinery. In his writings and discussions before this and kindred Institutions, he has many times eslled attention to the importance of dealing with road transport as a whole: that the vehicle and the road on which it runs should be treated as a railway with its rolling stock, the two being evidently interdependent. The development of road vehicle design is already well advanced. The science of preparing the road surfaces to suit these vehicles i s comparatively new and requires careful attention. From the point of view of the design of the vehicle, the author is able t o look back with some satisfaction t o the fulfilment of his often-repeated forecasts of the eventual success of road locomotion. He read his [THE I.M~crr.E.1
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