Grigorii Dmitrievich Dubelir

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Dubelir, Grigorii Dmitrievich


Born Aug. 20 (Sept. 1), 1874, in St. Petersburg; died Sept. 10, 1942, in Iangiiul’, Tashkent Oblast. Soviet scientist in the area of road construction.

Dubelir graduated from the Institute of Transportation in St. Petersburg in 1898 and was a professor at the institute from 1916 to 1930, at the Leningrad Highway Institute from 1930 to 1940, and at the Moscow Highway Institute from 1941. His early works deal with electric transportation, city roads, and city planning, and his principal works are devoted to the planning and use of highways. The requirements imposed on road planning by the interaction of the vehicle and the road were first systematized and technical specifications for building highways and bridges were first compiled under Dubelir’s direction (1938). He worked out norms of calculating drainage from small basins for use in designing small bridges and culverts.


Planirovka gorodov. St. Petersburg, 1910.
Gorodskie ulitsy i mostovye. Kiev, 1912.
Osnovy proektirovaniia avtomobil’nykh dorog, vols. 1-2. Moscow, 1938-39.
Ekspluatatsiia avtoguzhevykh dorog. Leningrad, 1934.


G. D. Dubelir—vydaiushchiisia teoretik i praktik sovetskogo dorozhnogo stroitel’stva: Sb. st. Moscow, 1949.
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