Highway & Traffic Engineering (CE4623)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

Principles Of Highway Engineering And Traffic Analysis Fred L. M., Scott S. W., Walter P. K., Wiley 4th Edition

Reference Book(s)

Highway Traffic Analysis And Design Salter R. J. 3rd Edition

Transportation Engineering Introduction To Planning, Design And   Operations,  Jason C. Y. Elsevier Science Ltd

Course Objectives

1. To equip students with knowledge related to road system, highway engineering and traffic engineering. 2. To equip students with knowledge related to highway design (geometric and pavement design) manually and using software.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1           Have knowledge about to road system, highway and traffic engineering.

CLO:2           Be able to perform geometric and pavement design.

CLO:3          Have sufficient knowledge about use of software for geometric and pavement design.

Course Contents

Introduction 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

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

  • Level of service and signal timing for an intersection

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

Introduction to relevant computer software

  • Design of flexible and rigid pavements suing software

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

                     CLO’s

CLO-1

(Road System and Highway & Traffic Engineering)

CLO-2

 (Highway Design)

CLO-3

 (Software Application)

PLO’s

PLO-1

(Engineering Knowledge)

 

 

PLO-2

(Problem Analysis)

 

 

 

PLO-3

(Design/Development of Solutions)

 

 

PLO-4

(Investigation)

 

 

 

PLO-5

(Modern Tool Usage)

 

 

PLO-6

(The Engineer and Society)

 

 

 

PLO-7

(Environment and Sustainability)

 

 

 

PLO-8

(Ethics)

 

 

 

PLO-9

(Individual and Team work)

 

 

 

PLO-10

(Communication)

 

 

 

PLO-11

(Project Management)

 

 

 

PLO-12

(Lifelong Learning)

 

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

CLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

Assessment Modules

Assignments (20-25%)

 

Quizzes (15-20%)

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

 

Final Exam (40-45%)