Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar

Highway & Traffic Engineering

Specific Objectives of course:

  • To equip students with knowledge related to highway design, construction, maintenance and traffic operations

Course Outline:

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.

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;

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.

Introduction to relevant computer softwares.

Lab Outline:

The Design work, laboratory work and experiments related to above mentioned outline shall be covered in the laboratory/design classes.

Recommended Books:

  1. Jason C. Yu, Transportation Engineering Introduction to Planning, Design and Operations, Elsevier Science Ltd (June 1982)
  2. Croney D., The Design and Performance of Road Pavements, 3rd Edition McGraw-Hill Professional (September 4, 2008)
  3. Salter R. J., Highway Traffic Analysis and Design , Palgrave Macmillan; 3 edition (September 1996).
  4. Fred L. Mannering, Scott S. Washburn, Walter P. Kilareski, Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, Wiley; 4 edition (September 9, 2008)