Traffic and Highway Engineering

ISBN-10: 0495082503
ISBN-13: 9780495082507
Edition: 4th 2009
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List price: $302.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 6/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1230
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.4
Language: English

The new edition of Garber and Hoel's best-selling text focuses on giving students insight into all facets of traffic and highway engineering. Students generally come to this course with little knowledge or understanding of the importance of transportation, much less of the extensive career opportunities within the field. Transportation is an extremely broad subject, and courses must either cover all transportation modes or focus on specifics. While many topics can be covered with a survey approach, this often lacks sufficient depth and students leave the course without a full understanding of any of the fields. Garber and Hoel's text focuses exclusively on traffic and highway engineering. They begin with a discussion of the pivotal role transportation plays in our society, including employment opportunities, historical impact, and the impact of transportation on our daily lives. This approach gives students a sense of what the field is about and an opportunity to consider some of its challenges. Later chapters focus on specific issues facing transportation engineers. The text uses pedagogical tools such as worked problems, diagrams and tables, reference material, and realistic examples to demonstrate how the material is applied. This edition also available in SI units - ISBN 0495438537.

Nicholas J. Garber is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia where he has been a member of the faculty since September of 1980. Before joining the University of Virginia, Dr. Garber was a Professor of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Sierra Leone, where he was also the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. At the State University of New York at Buffalo, he played an important role in the development of the graduate program in Transportation Engineering. For several years, he was a design engineer for consulting engineering firms in London, and also worked as an Area Engineer and Assistant Resident Engineer in Sierra Leone.

Introduction
The Profession of Transportation
Importance of Transportation
Transportation History
Transportation Employment
Summary
Problems
References
Transportation Systems and Organizations
Developing a Transportation System
Modes of Transportation
Transportation Organizations
Summary
Problems
References
Traffic Operations
Characteristics of the Driver, the Pedestrian, the Vehicle, and the Road
Driver Characteristics
Perception-Reaction Process
Older Drivers' Characteristics
Pedestrian Characteristics
Bicyclists and Bicycles Characteristics
Vehicle Characteristics
Road Characteristics
Summary
Problems
References
Traffic Engineering Studies
Spot Speed Studies
Volume Studies
Travel Time and Delay Studies
Parking Studies
Summary
Problems
References
Highway Safety
Issues Involved in Transportation Safety
Strategic Highway Safety Plans
Effectiveness of Safety Design Features
Summary
Problems
References
Fundamental Principles of Traffic Flow
Traffic Flow Elements
Flow-Density Relationships
Shock Waves in Traffic Streams
Gap and Gap Acceptance
Introduction to Queuing Theory
Summary
Problems
Intersection Design
Types of At-Grade Intersections
Design Principles for At-Grade Intersections
Design of Railroad Grade Crossings
Summary
Problems
References
Intersection Control
General Concepts of Traffic Control
Conflict Points at Intersections
Types of Intersection Control
Signal Timing for Different Color Indications
Freeway Ramps
Summary
Problems
References
Capacity and Level of Service for Highway Segments
Two-Lane Highways
Freeways
Multilane Highways
Summary
Problems
References
Tables
Capacity and Level of Service at Signalized Intersections
Definitions of Some Common Terms
Level of Service at Signalized Intersections
Summary
Problems
References
Tables
Transportation Planning
The Transportation Planning Process
Basic Elements of Transportation Planning
Transportation Planning Institutions
Urban Transportation Planning
Forecasting Travel
Summary
Problems
References
Forecasting Travel Demand
Demand Forecasting Approaches
Trip Generation
Trip Distribution
Mode Choice
Traffic Assignment
Other Methods for Forecasting Demand
Estimating Freight Demand
Traffic Impact Studies
Summary
Problems
References
Evaluating Transportation Alternatives
Basic Issues in Evaluation
Evaluation Based on Economic Criteria
Evaluation Based on Multiple Criteria
Summary
Problems
References
Location, Geometrics, and Drainage
Highway Surveys and Location
Principles of Highway Location
Highway Survey Methods
Highway Earthwork and Final Plans
Summary
Problems
References
Geometric Design of Highway Facilities
Factors Influencing Highway Design
Design of the Alignment
Special Facilities for Heavy Vehicles on Steep Grades
Bicycle Facilities
Parking Facilities
Computer Use in Geometric Design
Summary
Problems
References
Highway Drainage
Surface Drainage
Highway Drainage Structures
Sediment and Erosion Control
Hydrologic Considerations
Unit Hydrographs
Hydraulic Design of Highway Drainage Structures
Subsurface Drainage
Economic Analysis
Summary
Problems
References
Additional Readings
Materials and Pavements
Soil Engineering for Highway Design
Soil Characteristics
Basic Engineering Properties of Soils
Classification of Soils for Highway Use
Soil Surveys for Highway Construction
Soil Compaction
Special Soil Tests for Pavement Design
Frost Action in Soils
Summary
Problems
References
Bituminous Materials
Sources of Asphalt
Description and Uses of Bituminous Binders
Properties of Asphalt Materials
Tests for Asphalt Materials
Asphalt Mixtures
Superpave Systems
Summary
Problems
References
Design of Flexible Pavements
Structural Components of a Flexible Pavement
Soil Stabilization
General Principles of Flexible Pavement Design
Summary
Problems
References
Design of Rigid Pavements
Materials Used in Rigid Pavements
Joints in Concrete Pavements
Types of Rigid Highway Pavements
Pumping of Rigid Pavements
Stresses in Rigid Pavements
Thickness Design of Rigid Pavements
Summary
Problems
References
Pavement Management
Problems of Highway Rehabilitation
Methods for Determining Roadway Condition
Pavement Condition Prediction
Pavement Rehabilitation
Pavement Rehabilitation Programming
GIS and Pavement Management
Summary
Problems
References
Appendixes
Index

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