COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Transportation Engineering II
Course Code: 
15CVL403
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
7
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

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

Unit 1

Railway Engineering: Components and Geometrical Design of Railways – Horizontal Curves, Radius, Super elevation, Cant Deficiency, Transitional Curves, Different types of Gradients, Grade Compensation, Points and Crossings and their Design; Signaling & Interlocking; Layout of Railway Station and Yards.

Unit 2

Tunnel Engineering: Tunnel Alignment and Grade, Size and Shape of Tunnels, Tunneling methods in Soft Soils and Hard Rocks – Modern methods and equipment for tunneling; Ventilation of Tunnels; Lining of Tunnels.

Airport Engineering: Location and Spacing of Airports; Geometrical Design Considerations – Taxiways, Runways and Aprons; Runway Orientation – Wind rose Diagram; Terminal Area Planning, Airport Drainage.

Unit 3

Docks and Harbour Engineering: Definition of Terms; Basic Planning Principles; General Layout and Basic Operational Aspects, Requirements and Classification of Harbours, Ports and Docks; Navigational Facilities; Inland Water Transport.

TEXTBOOKS

  • Satish Chandra and M. M Agarwal, ”Railway Engineering”, Oxford university Press, 2009.
  • Rangwala, “Airport Engineering”, Charotar Publishing House, 2011.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Arora and Saxena, “Railway Engineering”, Dhanpat Rai Publications, 2011.
  • R Srinivasan, ”Harbour, Dock and Tunnel Engineering”, Charotar Publishing House, 2012.
  • Dr. S. Seetharaman, “Tunnel and Airport Engineering”, Umesh Publications, 2012.
  • Khanna S K, Arora, M G and Jain S S., “Airport Planning and Design”, Nem Chand and Bros, 2009.
  • Chandola, S. P., “A Text Book of Transportation Engineering”, S. Chand & Co., 2001.
  • Subramanian, K. P., “Highway, Railway, Airport and Harbour Engineering, Scitech Publications, 2010.
  • Oza, H. P and Oza, G. H., “Dock and Harbour Engineering”, Charotar Book House, 2011.