Principles and Practices of Highway Engineering (Including Expressways and Airport Engineering)

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Book Detail
Publication Year 2013
ISBN-13 978-81-933284-3-9
ASIN 81-933284-3-4
Language English
Edition Reprint (2023)
Pages 828
Preface Developments in highway engineering are taking place at a great speed. New materials, design concepts and construction practices are emerging as road users demand high quality roads. India too is modernising its road system and is planning to construct high speed highway facilities. With this in the background, the present edition of the book has been revised extensively with many latest practices in design and construction followed around the world has been added in each chapter. While old data has been revised and many refinements made throughout ; new chapters on Financial Analysis of Highway Projects and Road pricing have been added in this book. Dr. L.R. Kadiyali, the author of the previous edition, has been very ably assisted by Dr. N.B. Lal in this effort. Dr. Lal has brought in several years of experience in research and teaching in the field and has enhanced the coverage and content of the Textbook.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents "SECTION 1 : HIGHWAY PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION" - Transportation in Modern Society * History of Growth of Highways * Highway Administration and Finance * Long-Term Highway and Transport Planning "SECTION 2 : GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF HIGHWAYS" - Road User and the Vehicle * Geometric Design "SECTION 3 : HIGHWAY PROJECT PREPARATION" - Surveys and Investigations * Design, Drawings, Estimates and Project Report * Tenders, Contracts and Specifications "SECTION 4 : SOIL ENGINEERING FOR HIGHWAYS" - Elements of Soil Engineering * Embankment Design and Construction "SECTION 5 : DRAINAGE" - Highway Drainage * Culverts, Causeways and Bridges "SECTION 6 : PAVEMENT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION" - Types of Pavements * Some Fundamentals of Pavement DesiGn * Design of Flexible Pavements * Soil Stabilization * Granular Sub-Bases, Bases and Surface Courses * Stone Aggregates * Bituminous Materials * Brick, Stone and Cement Concrete Block Pavement * Design of Rigid Pavements * Construction of Concrete Roads * Semi-Rigid Course and Roller Compacted Concrete * Overlay Design and Construction * Shoulders "SECTION 7 : HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE" - Pavement Evaluation * Road Inventorying * Highway Maintenance "SECTION 8 : SURFACE CHARACTERISTICS" - Skid Resistance * Pavement Roughness "SECTION 9 : SPECIAL ROADS" - Expressways * Toll Roads * Urban Roads "SECTION 10 : ROADS IN SPECIAL AREAS" - Hill Roads * Low Volume Roads * Desert Roads * Roads in Swampy and Water-Logged Areas and in Black Cotton Soils "SECTION 11 HIGHWAY SAFETY" - Road Accident and Highway Design * Road Signs * Road Markings * Traffic Signals * Highway Safety Appurtenances "SECTION 12 : HIGHWAY ECONOMICS" - Economics of Pavement Types * Economics Evaluation of Highways Projects * Financial Analysis of Highway Projects * Road Pricing "SECTION 13 : MACHINERY AND PLANT" - Road Making Machinery "SECTION 14 : CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT" - Road Construction Programming and Management * Quality Assurance in Highway Engineering "SECTION 15 : HIGHWAY AND THE ENVIRONMENT" - Highway and the Environment "SECTION 16 : AIR TRANSPORTATION" - Airport Engineering * Current Trends in Highway Engineering and Prospects for the Future