Highway Engineering, 3ed

Author : Martin Rogers, Bernard Enright
Price : Rs 599.00
ISBN 13 : 9788126565009
ISBN 10 : 8126565004
Pages : 420
Type : Paperbound

Highway Engineering, 3ed


Highway Engineering covers all the necessary basic foundation material needed by civil engineers to address the analysis, design and construction of highways. It covers central topics such as geometric, junction and pavement design, structural design and pavement maintenance, while also ensuring an adequate grasp of traffic analysis. It places the topic in context by introducing the economic, political, social and administrative dimensions of the subject – essential understanding for all engineers.




1 The Transportation Planning Process

1.1 Why are highways so important?  

1.2 The administration of highway schemes  

1.3 Sources of funding  

1.4 Highway planning  

1.5 The decision making process in highway and transport planning  

1.6 Summary

1.7 References  


2 Forecasting Future Traffic Flows

2.1 Basic principles of traffic demand analysis

2.2 Demand modelling

2.3 Land use models

2.4 Trip generation

2.5 Trip distribution

2.6 Modal split

2.7 Traffic assignment

2.8 A full example of the four stage transportation modelling process

2.9 Concluding comments

2.10 References


3 Scheme Appraisal for Highway Projects

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Economic appraisal of highway schemes

3.3 CBA

3.4 Payback analysis

3.5 Environmental appraisal of highway schemes

3.6 The New Approach to Appraisal

3.7 NATA Refresh (Department for Transport, 2008)

3.8 Summary

3.9 References


4 Basic Elements of Highway Traffic Analysis

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Surveying road traffic

4.3 Journey speed and travel time surveys

4.4 Speed, flow and density of a stream of traffic

4.5 Headway distributions in highway traffic flow

4.6 Queuing analysis

4.7 References


5 Determining the Capacity of a Highway

5.1 Introduction

5.2 The level of service' approach using Transportation Research Board (1994)

5.3 Methodology for analysing the capacity and level of service of highways within Transportation Research Board (2010)

5.4 The UK approach for rural roads

5.5 The UK approach for urban roads

5.6 Expansion of 12 and 16 h traffic counts into AADT flows

5.7 Concluding comments

5.8 References


6 The Design of Highway Intersections

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Deriving DRFs from baseline traffic figures

6.3 Major / minor priority intersections

6.4 Roundabout intersections

6.5 Basics of traffic signal control: Optimisation and delays

6.6 Concluding remarks

6.7 References


7 Geometric Alignment and Design

7.1 Basic physical elements of a highway

7.2 Design speed and stopping and overtaking sight distances

7.3 Geometric parameters dependent on design speed

7.4 Sight distances

7.5 Horizontal alignment

7.6 Vertical alignment

7.7 References


8 Highway Pavement Materials and Loading

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Soils at sub formation level

8.3 Traffic loading

8.4 Materials within flexible pavements

8.5 Materials in rigid pavements

8.6 References


9 Structural Design of Highway Pavements

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Pavement components: Terminology

9.3 Foundation design

9.4 Pavement design

9.5 References


10 Pavement Maintenance

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Pavement deterioration

10.3 Compiling information on the pavement's condition

10.4 Forms of maintenance

10.5 References


11 The Highway Engineer and the Development Process

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Transport assessments

11.3 Travel plans

11.4 Road Safety Audits

11.5 References


12 Defining Sustainability in Transportation Engineering

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Social sustainability

12.3 Environmental sustainability

12.4 Economic sustainability

12.5 The four pillars of sustainable transport planning

12.6 How will urban areas adapt to the need for increased sustainability?

12.7 The role of the street in sustainable transport planning

12.8 Public transport

12.9 Using performance indicators to ensure a more balanced transport policy

12.10 A sustainable parking policy

12.11 References




Martin Rogers, Chartered Engineer and Chartered Town Planner, has worked in private practice as well as in local authorities, and was a member of the Dublin Transport Initiative Study Team that devised the first integrated transportation plan for the Dublin city region.


Bernard Enright originally qualified as a civil engineer and worked in information technology in engineering and in the financial markets for 25 years. He joined the School of Civil and Structural Engineering at Dublin Institute of Technology as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering in 2003, where he chairs the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree programme in Civil Engineering.