vertical curve


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vertical curve

[′vərd·ə·kəl ′kərv]
(civil engineering)
A curve inserted between two lengths of a road or railway which are at different slopes.

vertical curve

A smooth parabolic curve in the vertical plane used to connect two grades of different slope to avoid an abrupt transition in passing from one to the other.
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about 36 km of road sections are operating below standard and should have rebuilt horizontal or vertical curves or else lower speed.
The angles of both vertical curves can be specified for various needs.
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A user selects the drives, belts, idlers, pulleys, take-up, and vertical curves to be used.
The second section, on site engineering and landscape construction, covers contour lines, grading and earthwork calculations, site drainage, alignment of horizontal and vertical curves, site and landscape construction details, plant material, and specifications.