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Transportation Engineering II

Lecture 1: Introduction to Railway Engineering

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Lecture Series on Transportation Engineering - II by Dr.Rajat Rastogi, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee. For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in

Course Description :

Introduction to Transportation Engineering
Elements of Transportation Engineering (e.g.: vehicle, dr iver, way, terminal, and control)
Transportation modes
Development and transportation
Various aspects of transportation engineering (e.g., pavement design, traffic engineering, transport planning, public transportation, etc.)
Layout, Orientation, and Geometric Design
Geometric Design of highways and railways (e.g., horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, etc.)
Geometry of hill roads
Orientation of runways, and geometry of taxiways
Curve layout
Pavements and Rail Tracks
Types of pavements
Analysis and design of flexible pavements
Pavement drainage
Construction and maintenance of flexible pavements
Introduction to design of rail tracks
Traffic Engineering
Parameters characterizing traffic flow (e.g. density, speed, flow)
Data collection techniques for traffic parameters and delay studies
Introduction to traffic flow theory (including description of speed-density, speed-flow, and flow density relations)
Introductions to concept of capacity and level of service
Transportation and the Environment
Course Outline for Transportation II
Overview of Transportation
Basic concepts of pavement analysis and design
Basic concepts of traffic engineering
Cement as a pavement material
Analysis and design of rigid pavements
Design of runways, taxiways, apron, etc.
Construction of rigid pavements
Quality control in pavement construction
Comparative study of rigid versus flexible pavements
Modern materials in pavements
Traffic Engineering
Theory of uninterrupted and interrupted traffic flow
Delay analysis
Capacity and level-of-service analysis for various facilities
Design of traffic facilities (like, expressways, channelization, unsignalized and signalized intersections, airport circulation, parking facilities, etc.)
Travel demand analysis and transportation planning
The planning process
Sequential demand analysis
Models of trip generation, distribution, traffic assignment, and modal split
Transportation economics

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