2005 - Vol.12 No.1

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Contents

  • Cover jilid 12 no1.PDF
    Editorial
  • Analysis and Simulation of Kuala Lumpur City Bus Lane System
  • The Korea Highway Corporation Test Road
  • Use of Road Safety Risk Manager in Prioritising Road Safety Work
  • Concepts of Reliability in Mechanistic-Empirical Bituminous Pavement Design
  • Pavement Engineering Education at the Crossroads - the Way Ahead*
  • Technical Note
  • New ARRB Group


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Editorial

Kieran Sharp
Chairman REAAA Technical Committee

This first edition of the REAAA Journal for 2005 contains five Papers and one Technical Note.
The first paper, "Analysis and Simulation of Kuala Lumpur City Bus Lane System" describes an evaluation, using simulation, of the etfectiveness of the Kuala Lumpur City bus lane system during peak periods in terms of both total travel time and average travel time.
The Korea Highway Corporation Test Road is a major full-scale road-testing facility recently commissioned by the Korea Highway Corporation. The second paper describes the test road, including its construction, the test sections and the results of a pilot study conducted prior to the facility being opened to tratfic in March 2004.
The management of the road network to provide safe road transport is a key performance indicator for all road agencies. The third paper describes the development of the Road Safety Risk Manager, its features and its application as a tool to assist road safety managers to demonstrate a responsible approach to managing road safety risk.
The next paper "Concepts of Reliability in Mechanistic-Empirical Bituminous Pavement Design" discusses the issue of the variability involved in the pavement design process and the estimation of the reliability of the design of a pavement derived using the mechanistic-empirical approach. This allows a designer to design a pavement to a given level of reliability, and hence allow a comparison of alternative pavement designs.
The final paper summarises the reasons behind the establishment of the International Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (ICPEE), outlines its development and operation and examines its likely future. The changes occurring in the pavement industry worldwide since the late 1980s have focused the attention of the Centre's founders on the need to provide education and training initiatives at a number of levels. ICPEE was formed to fill a speclfic void which existed in postgraduate pavement engineering education programs.
Austroads is currently funding a research project to better define the interactions between heavy vehicles and the pavement surface and to optimise the surfacing selection process. A Technical Note discusses some of the issues being addressed in this project.
ARRB Croup has recently undergone a major restructure as a result of a recent agreement with Austroads and the development of a technical research program. Some details of the new structure are also included in this issue of the Journal.
The Editorial Panel is actively seeklng papers and technicat notes for publication in the iournal. There have been some changes to the composition of the Editorial Panel since the most recent issue of the Journal in 2004. Mr Paula Baleilevuka, Ministry of Works & Energy, Fiji, is the new member representing the Pacific lslands whilst Mr Asao Yamakawa of the Japan Brldge Association is the first member of the Panel to represent Japan.
The revised membership of the Editorial Panel follows. REArM members interested in submitting a paper should seek advice from the appropriate member(s) of the Editorial Panel. The Panel is striving to publish at least one paper from each Chapter or region each year.