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A simple curve has a central angle of 36⁰ and a degree of curve of 6⁰.

a. Find the nearest distance from the midpoint of the curve to the point of
intersection of the tangents.
b. Compute the distance from the midpoint of the curve to the midpoint of the long
chord joining the point of curvature and point of tangency.
c. If the stationing of the point of curvature is at 10 + 020, compute the stationing of
a point on the curve which intersects with the line making a deflection angle of 8⁰
with the tangent through P.C.

Solution:
A simple curve of the proposed extension of Mantabahadra Highway has a direction of
tangent AB which is due north and tangent BC bearing N 50⁰ E. Point A is at the P.C.
whose stationing is 20 + 130.46. The degree of curve is 4⁰.
a. Compute the long chord of the curve.
b. Compute the stationing of point D on the curve along a line joining the center of
the curve which makes an angle of 54⁰ with the tangent line passing thru the P.C.
c. What is the length of the line from D to the intersection of the tangent AB.

Solution:
The tangents of a simple curve have bearings of N. 20⁰ E. and N. 80⁰ E. respectively.
The radius of the curve is 200 m.
a. Compute the external distance of the curve.
b. Compute the middle ordinate of the curve.
c. Compute the stationing of point A on the curve having a deflection angle of 6⁰
from the P.C. which is at 1 + 200.00.

Solution:
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The tangent distance of a 3⁰ simple curve is only 2 of its radius.
a. Compute the angle of intersection of the curve.
b. Compute the length of curve.
c. Compute the area of the fillet of a curve.

Solution:
A 5⁰ curve intersects a property line CD at point D. The back tangent intersects the
property line at point C which is 105.27 m. from the P.C. which is at station 2 + 040.
The angle that the property line CD makes with the back tangent is 110⁰ 50’.
a. Compute the length of curve from the P.C. to the point of intersection of the line
from the center of the curve to point C and the curve.
b. Compute the distance CD.
c. Compute the stationing of point D on the curve.

Solution:
The perpendicular offset distance from point A on a simple curve to Q on the tangent line
is 64 m. If the distance from the P.C. to Q on the tangent is 250 m.
a. Compute the radius of the simple curve.
b. Compute the length of curve from P.C. to A.
c. If the angle of intersection of the curve is 64⁰, compute the length of the long
chord from P.C. to P.T.

Solution:
A simple curve has tangents AB and BC intersecting at a common point B. AB has an
azimuth of 180⁰ and BC has an azimuth of 230⁰. The stationing of the point of curvature at
A is 10 + 140.26. If the degree of curve of the simple curve is 4⁰.
a. Compute the length of the long chord from A.
b. Compute the tangent distance AB of the curve.
c. Compute the stationing of a point “x” on the curve on which a line passing through
the center of the curve makes an angle of 58⁰ with the line AB, intersects the
curve at point “x”.

Solution:
A simple curve has a radius of 286. 48 m. Its distance from P.C. to P.T. along the curve is
equal to 240 m.
a. Compute the central angle of the curve. Use arc basis.
b. Compute the distance from the mid-point of the long chord to the mid-point of the
curve.
c. Compute the area bounded by the tangents and the portion outside the central
curve in acres.

Solution:
The offset distance of the simple curve from the P.T. to the tangent line passing through the
P.C. is equal to 120.20 m. The stationing of P.C. is at 2 + 540.26. The simple curve has an
angle of intersection of 50⁰.
a. Compute the degree of the curve.
b. Compute the external distance.
c. Compute the length of long chord.

Solution:
Two tangents AB and BC intersect at an angle of 24⁰. A point P is located 21.03 m from
the point B and has a perpendicular distance of 2.79 m from line AB.
a. Calculate the radius of the simple curve connecting the two tangents and passing
point P.
b. Find the length of chord connecting PC and point P.
c. Compute the area bounded by the curve and the tangent lines.

Solution:
A simple curve connects two tangents AB and BC with bearings N 85⁰ 30’ E and S 68⁰
30’ E respectively. Point D along line AB has a coordinate of 20100 N and 20100 E
while point E along line BC has coordinates of 20086.55 N and 20184.27 E.
a. Find the distance of line BD.
b. Solve for the degree of simple curve that shall be tangent to the three lines AB,
DE, and BC.
c. If point D is at station 1 + 052.87 determine the stationing of PT.

Solution:
A simple curve connects two tangents AB and BC with bearings N 85⁰ 30’ and S 68⁰ 30’
E respectively. If the stationing of the vertex is 4 + 360.2 and the stationing of
P.C. is 4 + 288.4.
a. Determine the radius.
b. Determine the external distance.
c. Determine the middle ordinate.
d. Determine the chord distance.
e. Determine the length of curve.

Solution:
A simple curve has a central angle of 36⁰ and a degree of curve 6⁰.
a. Find the nearest distance from the mid-point of the curve to the point of
intersection of tangents.
b. Compute the distance from the mid-point of the curve to the mid-point of the long
chord joining the point of tangency and point of curvature.
c. If the stationing of the point of curvature is at 10 + 020, compute the stationing at
a point on the curve which intersects with the line making a deflection angle of 8⁰
with the tangent through P.C.

Solution:
The tangent thru the P.C. has a direction due north and the tangent through the P.T. has a
bearing of N 50⁰ E. It has a radius of 200 m using arc basis. Stationing of P.C. is 12 +060.
a. Compute the tangent distance of the curve.
b. Compute the long chord of the curve.
c. If a line making an angle of 62⁰ with the tangent thru the P.C. intersects the curve
at point B, what is the stationing of B if this line passes through the center of the
curve.

Solution:
The length of curve of a simple curve having a degree of 4⁰ is equal to 210 m.
a. Compute the middle ordinate of the curve.
b. Compute the external distance of the curve.
c. Compute the area of the fillet of the curve.

Solution:
The deflection angles of two intermediate points R and S on the curve measured from the
tangent passing through the P.C. are 6⁰ 15’ and 12⁰ 15’ respectively. The chord distance
between R and S is 20 m. (Standard in metric system) while the long chord is 100 m. meters
long.
a. Compute the radius of the curve.
b. Compute the angle of intersection of the simple curve.
c. Compute the tangent distance.

Solution:
A simple curve has a central angle of 40⁰. The stationing at the point of curvature is equal to
10 +060. The offset distance from the P.T. to the tangent line passing thru the P.C. is 80 m.
long.
a. Compute the tangent distance of the curve.
b. Compute the degree of the curve.
c. The deflection angle from the tangent at the P.C. to point B on the curve is equal
to 8⁰, what would be the stationing of point B.

Solution:
Two tangents making an angle of 62⁰ from each other is connected by a simple curve. A
point “x” on the curve is located by a distance along tangent from the P.C. equal to 240 m.
and an offset from the tangent equal to 60 m. The P.C. is at station 10 + 080.
a. Compute the radius of the curve.
b. Compute the tangent distance of the curve.
c. Compute the stationing of point “x” on the curve.

Solution:
A simple curve having a radius of 229.18 m. has a back tangent of N 28⁰ E and a forward
tangent of N 66⁰ E. A property line running parallel to the back tangent crosses the
centerline of the curve at a distance of 10 m. from it. If the P.C. of the curve is
at 10 + 120.60.
a. What is the deflection angle at the point of intersection of the property line and
the curve measured from the tangent at station 10 + 120.60?
b. What is the stationing at the point of intersection of the property line and the
curve?
c. Compute the chord distance from P.C. to the point of intersection of the
property line and the curve.

Solution:
The radius of a simple curve is twice its tangent distance, if the degree of curve is 4⁰.
a. What is the angle of intersection of the curve?
b. Compute the length of curve.
c. Determine the area enclosed by the curve.

Solution: