82130 Highway Engineering

Course Description

The Course DescriptionIntroduction to Road Systems: Location Survey in Rural and Urban Areas; Urban Location Controls; Highway Planning. Roads in Hilly Areas. Highway Engineering: Highway Components, Elements of a typical cross-section of road. Types of cross-section; Highway location; Classification of Highways; Highway Materials, Types & Characteristics, Specifications & tests, Introduction to resilient behavior. Geometric Design: Design controls and criteria; Sight distance requirements; Horizontal curves; Super elevation; Transition curve; Curve widening; Grade line; Vertical curves.
Pavement Design: Types of pavements. Wheel loads. Equivalent single axle load, Repetition and impact factors. Load distribution characteristics; Design of flexible and rigid pavements, Highway drainage, Pavement failures, Introduction to non-destructive testing, Pavement evaluation; Construction, Maintenance and rehabilitation;
Traffic Engineering: Operating and design speeds; Traffic flow parameters, their relationships and data collection methodologies, Traffic Survey; O & D Survey, Traffic Safety; At-grade and grade-separated intersections; Traffic control devices; Capacity analysis; Traffic management. Introduction to relevant computer software



Books for this Course

  • Route Surveying and Design; Harper Collins Publishers, by Carle F. Meyer and David W. Gibson, 1980

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016