2. Procedural Modeling of a Road Infrastructure
- Italian geometric Standard , which defines the criteria for the design of the functional aspects and geometric elements of roads, in relation to their classification according to the Highway Code;
- Road Pavements Catalogue , which offers a range of road structure solutions of various types and valid for the typical traffic and environmental conditions;
- Regulations for the implementation of the Highway Code , taken as reference for horizontal road markings.
2.1. Use Case: Road Infrastructure Design in OpenSCAD
2.2. Use Case: Road Infrastructure Design in Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
- GHPython Script, to weave the values provided in the road pavement catalogue model through a series of statements written in the Python programming language. Indeed, the thickness of each layer of road pavement, namely Surface, Binder, Base and Subbase Thickness, is identified. Firstly, the category of the road structure is chosen, that can be flexible, semi-rigid, rigid unreinforced or rigid with continuous reinforcement. Secondly the Resilient Module and the Average Daily Traffic expected in the infrastructure are selected.
- Number Slider, in the form of Integer or Floating point for Number of Lanes, Total Length and Cross Inclination;
- Value List, which provides a list of individual values to choose from, adopted for the inputs of Lane Width, Divider Width, Left Quay Width, Right Quay Width, Broken White Width, Broken White Length, Broken White Gap, Edge White Width, Barrier Width, Barrier Height and White Stripe Thickness.
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