Highway Engineering

Highway Engineering

Planning, Design, and Operations

1st Edition - September 9, 2015

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  • Authors: Daniel J. Findley, Bastian Schroeder, Christopher M. Cunningham, Thomas H. Brown, Jr
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128012482
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128013557

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This book helps readers maximize effectiveness in all facets of highway engineering including planning, design, operations, safety, and geotechnical engineering. Highway Engineering: Planning, Design, and Operations features a seven part treatment, beginning with a clear and rigorous exposition of highway engineering concepts.  These include project development, and the relationship between planning, operations, safety, and highway types (functional classification). Planning concepts and a four-step process overview are covered, along with trip generation, equations versus rates, trip distribution, and shortest path models equations versus rates. This is followed by parts concerning applications for horizontal and vertical alignment, highway geometric design, traffic operations, traffic safety, and civil engineering topics.

Key Features

  • Covers traffic flow relationships and traffic impact analysis, collision analysis, road safety audits, advisory speeds
  • Applications for horizontal and vertical alignment, highway geometric design, traffic operations, traffic safety, civil engineering topics
  • Engineering considerations for highway planning design and construction are included, such as hydraulics, geotechnical engineering, and structural engineering

Readership

Highway Engineers, and Transportation Engineers

Table of Contents

    • Part 1. Introduction
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • References
      • 1.2 Organization of the Book
      • 1.3 Functional Classifications of Highway
      • 1.4 Types of Intersections
    • Part 2. Transportation Planning
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Planning Concepts and Four-Step Process Overview
      • 2.3 Trip Generation
      • 2.4 Trip Distribution
      • 2.5 Mode Choice
      • 2.6 Traffic Assignment
      • 2.7 Travel Demand Model Applications
      • 2.8 Practice Problems
      • References
    • Part 3. Horizontal and Vertical Alignment
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Corridor Selection
      • References
      • 3.3 Sight Distance
      • 3.4 Highway Alignment
      • 3.5 Practice Problems
    • Part 4. Highway Geometric Design
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Design Controls
      • 4.3 Basic Highway Segments
      • 4.4 Cross-Section Elements
      • 4.5 Intersection Design
      • 4.6 Interchange Design
      • 4.7 Practice Problems
      • References
    • Part 5. Traffic Operations
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Traffic Flow Fundamentals
      • 5.3 Uninterrupted Flow
      • 5.4 Interrupted Flow
      • 5.5 Traffic Signals and Signal Timing
      • 5.6 Practice Problems
      • References
    • Part 6. Traffic Safety
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Road Safety Audits
      • 6.3 Conflict Analysis
      • 6.4 Collision Analysis
      • 6.5 Practice Problems
    • Part 7. Geotechnical
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 Soil Sampling and Testing Analysis
      • 7.3 Soil Classification
      • 7.4 Phase Relations
      • 7.5 Compaction
      • 7.6 Consolidation
      • 7.7 Summary
      • 7.8 Practice Problems
    • Part 8. Structures
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Components of a Bridge System
      • 8.3 Steel Beam Design
      • 8.4 Hammerhead Design
      • 8.5 Column Design
      • 8.6 Pile Footing Design
      • 8.7 Summary
      • 8.8 Practice Problems
    • Part 9. Hydraulics
      • 9.1 Introduction
      • 9.2 Design Preliminaries
      • 9.3 Rational Method
      • 9.4 Open Channel Flow
      • 9.5 Inlets and Weirs
      • 9.6 Flow in Pipes
      • 9.7 Practice Problems
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 722
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2015
  • Published: September 9, 2015
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128012482
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128013557

About the Authors

Daniel J. Findley

Daniel J. Findley
Dr. Daniel Findley, P.E. is a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education in Raleigh, NC. He specializes in asset management and inventory, horizontal curve safety, economic impact analysis, multi-modal transportation, unique transportation engineering studies, and logistics. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in North Carolina.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Associate, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, North Carolina State University, USA

Bastian Schroeder

Christopher M. Cunningham

Mr. Chris Cunningham, PE is currently serving as an Interim Director with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University. His areas of expertise are in transportation safety and operations, with focus areas in the research and training domains. Specifically, Cunningham regularly works in the areas of safety analysis, asset management, ITS applications, pedestrian and bicycles, alternative intersections and interchanges, and traffic signal timing and optimization. Currently, Mr. Cunningham has fourteen years of professional experience and has conducted numerous training and research activities at the municipal, state, and national levels and serves as a member and friend on many committees in these areas as well. In 2010, he served as co-editor for the 2nd Edition of the ITE Manual of Transportation Studies alongside the other two authors of this book.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Transportation Research and Education, North Carolina State University, USA

Thomas H. Brown, Jr

Dr. Thomas H. Brown Jr., P.E. is a Faculty Associate with the Institute for

Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) in Raleigh, NC. He

teaches engineering classes for several major programs through

contracts ITRE has with the North Carolina DOT. He holds a Ph.D.

from North Carolina State University and is a licensed Professional

Engineer (PE) in North Carolina.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Transportation Research and Education, North Carolina State University, USA

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    I am a newly graduate civil engineer and I am looking into the geosynthetic industry as my focus of expertise. Nice to see articles like this to broaden my knowledge.

  • DexterWilliams Tue Dec 31 2019

    Highway Engineering

    A great book which can be use as a supplement for engineering students and a must have for practicing engineers