COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Transportation Engineering I
Course Code: 
15CVL313
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
6
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Transportation Engineering I' is a course offered in the sixth semester of B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Highway Engineering: Introduction to Transportation Systems and Study of System Characteristics; Salient features of first, second, third and fourth road development plans in India - planning surveys and master plan preparations. Classification of Roads; Highway Planning; Geometrical Design – Road Cross Sections, Sight Distance and Applications, Super elevation, Horizontal and Vertical Alignment.

Unit 2

Pavement Materials, Design, Construction & Maintenance: Pavement Materials – Aggregate and Bitumen Characteristics and Testing, Bituminous Mix Design - Marshall Mix Design; Pavement Design – Design Elements and Loads. Design of flexible and rigid pavements – CBR method and guidelines of IRC method. Pavement Construction and maintenance– related equipment.

Unit 3

Traffic engineering and control: Introduction - Road user, vehicle and traffic characteristics - Speed and volume studies - Principles of design of at-grade intersections - Simple layouts - Objectives, classification and uses of traffic signs and road markings.Classification of transport technologies-intermodal co-ordination - ITS and automated highways.

TEXTBOOKS

  • Khanna S K and Justo C E G., “Highway Engineering”, Nem Chand and Bros, 2011.
  • Kadiyali, L. R., “Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning”, Khanna, Publishers, 2008.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Papacostas, C S, and Prevedouros. P. D, “Transportation Engineering and Planning”, Prentice Hall, 2009.
  • Chandola, S. P., “A Text Book of Transportation Engineering”, S Chand & Co. Ltd., 2001.