Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis

ISBN-10: 0470290757
ISBN-13: 9780470290750
Edition: 4th 2009
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Book details

List price: $172.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 420
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

There is more demand than ever for highway engineers due to new highway projects throughout the country. This new fourth edition provides interested engineers with the information needed to solve the highway-related problems that are most likely to be encountered in the field. It includes updated coverage on intersection sight distance, basics of signal timing, and interchange design. New sample FE exam questions are also presented throughout the chapters. Engineers will not only learn the important principles but they'll also be better prepared for the civil engineering exams.

Introduction to Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis
Introduction
Highways and the Economy
The Highway Economy
Supply Chains
Economic Development
Highways, Energy and the Environment
Highways and the Transportation System
Highway Transportation and the Human Element
Passenger Transportation Modes and Traffic Congestion
Highway Safety
Demographic Trends
Highways and Evolving Technologies
Infrastructure Technologies
Vehicle Technologies
Traffic Control Technologies
Scope of Study
Road Vehicle Performance
Introduction
Tractive Effort and Resistance
Aerodynamic Resistance
Rolling Resistance
Grade Resistance
Available Tractive Effort
Maximum Tractive Effort
Engine-Generated Tractive Effort
Vehicle Acceleration
Fuel Efficiency
Principles of Braking
Braking Forces
Braking Force Ratio and Efficiency
Antilock Braking Systems
Theoretical Stopping Distance
Practical Stopping Distance
Distance Traveled During Driver Perception/Reaction
Geometric Design of Highways
Introduction
Principles of Highway Alignment
Vertical Alignment
Vertical Curve Fundamentals
Stopping Sight Distance
Stopping Sight Distance and Crest Vertical Curve Design
Stopping Sight Distance and Sag Vertical Curve Design
Passing Sight Distance and Crest Vertical Curve Design
Underpass Sight Distance and Sag Vertical Curve Design
Horizontal Alignment
Vehicle Cornering
Horizontal Curve Fundamentals
Stopping Sight Distance and Horizontal Curve Design
Combined Vertical and Horizontal Alignment
Pavement Design
Introduction
Pavement Types
Flexible Pavements
Rigid Pavements
Pavement System Design: Principles for Flexible Pavements
Calculation of Flexible Pavement Stresses and Deflections
The AASHTO Flexible-Pavement Design Procedure
Serviceability Concept
Flexible-Pavement Design Equation
Structural Number
Pavement System Design: Principles for Rigid Pavements
Calculation of Rigid-Pavement Stresses and Deflections
The AASHTO Rigid-Pavement Design Procedure
Measuring Pavement Quality and Performance
International Roughness Index
Friction Measurements
Rut Depth
Fundamentals of Traffic Flow and Queuing Theory
Introduction
Traffic Stream Parameters
Traffic Flow, Speed, and Density
Basic Traffic Stream Models
Speed-Density Model
Flow-Density Model
Speed-Flow Model
Models Of Traffic Flow
Poisson Model
Limitations of the Poisson Model
Queuing Theory and Traffic Flow Analysis
Dimensions of Queuing Models
D/D/1 Queuing
M/D/1 Queuing
M/M/1 Queuing
M/M/N Queuing
Traffic Analysis at Highway Bottlenecks
Highway Capacity and Level-of-Service Analysis
Introduction
Level-of-Service Concept
Level-of-Service Determination
Base Conditions and Capacity
Determine Free-Flow Speed
Determine Analysis Flow Rate
Calculate Service Measure(s) and Determine LOS
Basic Freeway Segments
Base Conditions and Capacity
Service Measure
Determining Free-Flow Speed
Determining Analysis Flow Rate
Calculating Density and Determining LOS
Multilane Highways
Base Conditions and Capacity
Service Measure
Determining Free-Flow Speed
Determining Analysis Flow Rate
Calculating Density and Determining LOS
Two-Lane Highways
Base Conditions and Capacity
Service Measures
Determining Free-Flow Speed
Determining Analysis Flow Rate
Calculate Service Measures
Determine LOS
Design Traffic Volumes
Traffic Control and Analysis at Signalized Intersections
Introduction
Intersection and Signal Control Characteristics
Actuated Control
Vehicle Detection
Typical Phase Operation
Signal Controller Operation
Analysis of Traffic at Signalized Intersections
Concepts and Definitions
Signalized Intersection Analysis with D/D/1 Queuing
Signalized Intersection Analysis for Level of Service
Optimal Traffic Signal Timing
Development of a Traffic Signal Phasing and Timing Plan
Select Signal Phasing
Establish Analysis Lane Groups
Calculate Analysis Flow Rates and Adjusted Saturation Flow Rates
Determine Critical Lane Groups and Total Cycle Lost Time
Calculate Cycle Length
Allocate Green Time
Calculate Change and Clearance Intervals
Check Pedestrian Crossing Time
Level-of-Service Determination
Signal Coordination
Fundamental Relationships
Effective Green to Cycle Length Ratio (g/C)
Platoon Dispersion
State of the Practice
Progression Quality and Level of Service Analysis
The Progression Adjustment Factor and Arrival Type
Travel Demand and Traffic Forecasting
Introduction
Traveler Decisions
Scope of the Travel Demand and Traffic Forecasting Problem
Trip Generation
Typical Trip Generation Models
Trip Generation with Count Data Models
Mode and Destination Choice
Methodological Approach
Logit Model Applications
Highway Route Choice
Highway Performance Functions
User Equilibrium
Mathematical Programming Approach to User Equilibrium
System Optimization
Traffic Forecasting in Practice
The Traditional Four-Step Process
The Current State of Travel Demand and Traffic Forecasting
Least Squares Estimation
Maximum-Likelihood Estimation
Metric Example Problems
Metric End-of-Chapter Problems
Index

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