MIL-HDBK-1005/6

TABLE 4

Symbols and Nomenclature

Definition

Symbol

t

Short tangent length between sharp end of outer Transition Curve and

beginning of outer main circular curve.

S.C.t1

End of outer switch curve and beginning of tangent t1.

t1.T

End of tangent t1 and beginning of outer Flexible Transition Curve.

T.t

End of outer Flexible Transition Curve and beginning of tangent t.

t.C.

End of tangent t and beginning of main circular curve (on outer

alignment).

t.t.

Point of tangent to tangent (outer alignment where no main circular

curve is employed).

D

Degree of curve (central angle subtrended by arc of 100 ft).

Dmin

Degree of curve at the end of the Switch Curve.

Dmax

Degree of curve at T.C.

Dn

Degree of curve at any arc of the Transition Curve.

d

Distance of shift of outer transition curve along tangent at

S.C.T. to achieve reduced gage at circular curve.

Dc

Degree of curve of main circular curve.

Rmax

Radius of flattest arc of Flexible Transition Curve.

Rmin

Radius of sharpest arc of Flexible Transition Curve.

Rc

Radius of main circular curve.

Rs

Radius of switch curve (300' constant).

Ls

Length of switch curve (20.00 ft.).

La

Length of Flexible Transition Curve.

L

Length of Transition Curve (total length of Switch Curve and Flexible

Transition Curve).

NOTE:

All dimensions are given in feet, except angles are in degree -

minutes - seconds

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