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Parabolic Equation Application in Highway Design

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From YouTube (Approved: JoeThomas), produced by Daniel Findley
 
[BEST VIEWED IN FULL-SCREEN MODE]  The instructor introduces the use of the parabolic equation for vertical curve roadway design.  This application provides a practical use of the parabolic equation that is fundamental in highway design which can be replicated by a teacher with local information (using commonly available online mapping tools, such as Google Earth) to aid in the understanding of the topic.  The instructor, Daniel Findley, is a licensed Professional Engineer, focused on Transportation Engineering.  He has a PhD in Civil Engineering from NC State University and is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering at NC State. (6:25)
 
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