Masters Theses


"With the rapid advancements being made in travel and communication facilities today, the world is steadily growing smaller and people in the far places of the world are no longer strangers.

There is no doubting the importance of tractors, dozers, scrapers, power shovels, graders, bituminus construction equipment, aggregate handling, etc., in the present-day world, in aiding the progress of civilization and bringing to all people the good things of life.

It must be remembered that money expended for highways is not wasted, and can be classified as an asset.

In substance, this is a general project for the reconstruction and improvement of the highways of the IVth Division, Ankara, Turkey, on a four year program, which will cover approximately 1,400 miles of modern roads.

The project will consist mainly of:

I. a) The type and size of roads that will be constructed.

b) An approximate estimation of the amount of earth to be moved per average mile in order to bring the highways to grade.

c) An approximate estimation of the quantity of materials necessary for the basing and surfacing of the roads.

d) Selection of type, size, and quantity of road construction and maintenance equipment.

e) Detail technical specifications of the forgone equipment.

II. General outfits of machine and automotive repair shops for the maintenance and repairs of the above equipment, giving locations, general plans, tools and machinery.

III. a) Initial cost of the road equipment.

b) Initial cost of the shops (Hangars), tools and machinery"--Preface, pages iv-v.


Miles, Aaron J.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering


Pages 1 and 8, maps of Turkey, are also included as supplementary materials as an aid to the reader.


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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viii, 97 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-96).

Geographic Coverage

Ankara, Turkey


© 1951 Steve Theodorides, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Road machinery
Road machinery -- Maintenance and repair
Roads -- Maintenance and repair
Roads -- Design and construction

Thesis Number

T 985

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Map of the IV Division, Ankara


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