# reversed curves

## Reversed Curve to Connect Three Traversed Lines

**Situation**

A reversed curve with diverging tangent is to be designed to connect to three traversed lines for the portion of the proposed highway. The lines *AB* is 185 m, *BC* is 122.40 m, and *CD* is 285 m. The azimuth are Due East, 242°, and 302° respectively. The following are the cost index and specification:

Number of Lanes = Two Lanes

Width of Pavement = 3.05 m per lane

Thickness of Pavement = 280 mm

Unit Cost = P1,800 per square meter

It is necessary that the *PRC* (Point of Reversed Curvature) must be one-fourth the distance *BC* from *B*.

- Find the radius of the first curve.

A. 123 m

B. 156 m

C. 182 m

D. 143 m - Find the length of road from
*A*to*D*. Use arc basis.

A. 552 m

B. 637 m

C. 574 m

D. 468 m - Find the cost of the concrete pavement from
*A*to*D*.

A. P2.81M

B. P5.54M

C. P3.42M

D. P4.89M

## Compound and Reversed Curves

**Compound Curves**

A compound curve consists of two (or more) circular curves between two main tangents joined at point of compound curve (*PCC*). Curve at *PC* is designated as 1 (*R*_{1}, *L*_{1}, *T*_{1}, etc) and curve at *PT* is designated as 2 (*R*_{2}, *L*_{2}, *T*_{2}, etc).