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

Transportation Planning & Engineering

Specific Objectives of course:

  • To provide background knowledge of transportation engineering with detailed and thorough understanding of framework of various transportation systems

Course Outline:

Introduction to Transportation Systems and Planning: Modes of transportation; Need and scope of comprehensive plan; Phases of planning, Principles of planning; Communication (rail-road network & airport), port and harbour facilities, street traffic and design.

Railway Engineering: Elements of track. Types of gauges; Types of rail sections. Rail joints. Creep and wear of rail; Fish Plate, bearing plates and check rails; Types of sleepers, their merits and demerits. Sleeper density, spacing and stiffness of track; Types of ballast. Requirements for good ballast, Renewal of ballast. Formation of single and double track. Formation failures; Selection of site for a railway station. Layout of stations and yards; Modern methods for construction of tracks. Maintenance, tools and organization.

Airport Engineering: Type & elements of Airport planning, Factors affecting Airport Site Selection; Airport Classification; Airport Drainage Systems; Various Runway Configurations.

Coastal Engineering: Classification of harbours; Ports and harbours of Pakistan; Design principles and requirements of harbours; Wharves and jetties; Breakwaters and groynes; Channel regulation and demarcation; Types of docks and their construction; Transit sheds and warehouses.

Recommended Books:

  • Jason C. Yu, Transportation Engineering Introduction to Planning, Design and Operations, Elsevier Science Ltd. (June 1982).
  • Horonjeff, R. Planning and Design of Airports, McGraw-Hill Professional; 4th edition (December 1, 1993).
  • Gregory P. Tsinker, Port Engineering Planning Construction Maintenance and Security, John Wiley, 2004.

William Walter Hey, Railway Engineering, Wiley; 2nd edition (June 16, 1982)