Dr. Mark Horn

Bentley Systems, Inc.

"Curve Fitting Techniques In Railway/Road Design"

Road and railway design typically involves the smooth construction of three fundamental geometric elements: straights, circular arcs, and transition curves (or spirals). Traditional curve fitting techniques (e.g., splines) do not lend themselves well to field layout. These techniques also do not directly construct curves that consist of only the three fundamnetal elements described above. For this reason, they are often not used. We will discuss several curve construction methods based on least squares techniques that directly incorporate the three fundamental elements.

Dr. Horn received his PhD in Mathematics from WSU in 1997. He has worked in industry on a variety of problems related to mathematics and software development since his graduation.

Friday, March 29, 2002
3:00 PM in 335 Jabara Hall

Please join us for refreshments before the lecture at 2:30p.m. in room 353 Jabara Hall.

[ Spring 2002]