Textbook of Highway Engineering

R Srinivasa Kumar

ISBN: 9788173716812 | Year: 2011 | Paperback | Pages: 616 | Language : English

Book Size: 180 x 240 mm | Territorial Rights: World

Price: 935.00

Textbook of Highway Engineering explains the fundamental concepts and principles of highway engineering in a straightforward manner. It covers topics related to the geometric design of highways. Various test methods/principles related to characterisation of pavement materials are discussed. Different aspects of structural maintenance evaluation of flexible and rigid pavements are presented with a focus on recent evaluation practices using the falling weight deflectometer and the dynamic cone penetrometer.

Dr R Srinivasa Kumar is an assistant professor at University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has worked as a member of the State Technical Authority (STA) for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), Rural Roads Project. He has conducted various training programmes as a member of the Coordination Committee at the Department of Civil Engineering, IT, Banaras Hindu University.

Organisation of text


Highway Development Programmes and Surveys

  1.1 Road Development in Ancient India
  1.2 Road Development in India During the British Rule
  1.3 The Jayakar Committee
  1.4 Initial Major Road Development Plans in India
  1.5 Organisations/Institutions Involved with Road Development in India
  1.6 Classification of Roads
  1.7 Road Network in India
  1.8 Recent Road Developmental Schemes/Activities in India
  1.9 Highway Alignment Surveys

Highway Geometric Design

  2.1 Vehicle Dimensions
  2.2 Terrain Classification
  2.3 Design Speed
  2.4 Cross-Sectional Elements
  2.5 Sight Distance
  2.6 Super Elevation
  2.7 Widening of Carriageway on Curves
  2.8 Horizontal Curves
  2.9 Longitudinal Gradient
  2.10 Compensation of Grade on Horizontal Curves
  2.11 Vertical Curves
  2.12 Bus Bay
  2.13 Road Hump and Bump
  2.14 Geometric Design of Bike Paths
  2.15 Consistency in Highway Geometric Design

Characterisation of Sub-Grade Soil and Mineral Aggregates

  3.1 Particle Size Analysis of Soils
  3.2 Soil Gradation
  3.3 Moisture Content
  3.4 Consistency Tests ofSoil
  3.5 Methods of Soil Classification
  3.6 Composition of Soil Mass
  3.7 Determination of Soil Compaction
  3.8 Strength Determination of Soils
  3.9 Strength Properties of Mineral Aggregates

Bituminous Materials

  4.1 Desirable Properties of Bitumen
  4.2 Tests on Bituminous Materials
  4.3 Other Binders
  4.4 Engineering Properties of Bituminous Materials
  4.5 Mix Design
5 Design of Cement Concrete Mixes for Pavements
  5.1 Cement
  5.2 Properties of Cement
  5.3 Mineral Aggregates
  5.4 Water
  5.5 Admixtures
  5.6 Properties of Fresh Concrete
  5.7 Tests on Hardened Concrete
  5.8 Design of Cement Concrete Mix
  5.9 Factors Considered for Durable Concrete
  5.10 The Bureau of Indian Standards Method of Cement Concrete Mix Design
  5.11 Indian Roads Congress Method of Cement Concrete Mix Design (IRC: 44-2008)
  5.12 Dry Lean Cement Concrete (MOSRTH 2001)
  5.13 Concrete Mix Design for Rural Roads (IRC:SP: 62-2004)

Factors Affecting Pavement Design

  6.1 Introduction
  6.2 Types of Pavements
  6.3 Factors Affecting Design of Pavement

Analysis and Design of Flexible Pavements




Stress Analysis of Flexible Pavements


Flexible Pavement Design Methods


Benefits of Pavement Design Based on M-E Method


Test Roads


Design Methods of Flexible Pavements Exercises

8 Analysis and Design of Rigid Pavements
  8.1 Analysis of Rigid Pavements
  8.2 Software/Charts for Analysis of Rigid Pavements
  8.3 Types of Rigid Pavements
  8.4 Pavement Joints
  8.5 Design of Rigid Pavements
  8.6 Dowel Bars
  8.7 Friberg's Analysis of Dowel Bars
  8.8 Effect of Dowel Bar Misalignment
  8.9 Design of Dowel Bars
  8.10 Design of Tie Bars
  8.11 Reinforcement to Control Cracks
  8.12 Concrete Overlays on Existing Bituminous Pavements
9 Structural Evaluation of Pavements
  9.1 Purpose of Structural Evaluation of Pavements
  9.2 Types of Structural Evaluation Methods
  9.3 Methods of Structural Evaluation
  9.4 Structural Evaluation by Static Loading
  9.5 Structural Evaluation by Steady-state Vibratory Loading
  9.6 Structural Evaluation by Impulse Loading
  9.7 Models ofFalling Weight Deflectometer
  9.8 Structural Evaluation ofFlexible Pavement Using FWD
  9.9 Back-calculations ofLayer Moduli from FWD Test Data
  9.10 An Example Problem ofBack-calculation ofLayer Moduli
  9.11 Uses ofBack-calculated Pavement Layer Moduli
  9.12 Structural Evaluation ofRigid Pavement Using FWD

Structural Evaluation of Unbound Granular and Sub-grade Layers Using Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

  10.1 Development of the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test (DCPT)
  10.2 The Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)
  10.3 Material Testing with DCP
  10.4 Determination of DCP Index (DCPI) Value
  10.5 Factors Affecting DCP Test Results
  10.6 Correlation of the DCPIgo Value with Other Standard Tests Values
  10.7 Applications of DCP Test Data
  10.8 Limitations of DCP
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