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Geometric Design Projects for Highways An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0784404259
ISBN-13: 9780784404256
Edition: 2nd 2000
Authors: John G. Schoon
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 168
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Provides an overall perspective of how various elements contributing to highway design interact to create a basis for the preliminary route selection and design. This book presents projects from the initial provision of a topographic map and specifications through to the investment and user cost estimates of a particular highway.

Preface
Factors Affecting Selection of the Highway Route
Examination of Natural and Man-Made Features
Identification of Technically Feasible Routes
Objectives in Identifying Acceptable Routes
Route Selection and the Design Process
Bibliography of Selected Publications
Design Controls and Guidelines
Design Controls
Elements of Design
Cross Section Elements
Depth and Height of Cut and Fill Sections
Intersections at Grade
Economic Analysis
Environmental Requirements
References
Application of Geometric Design Principles to Route Design
Preliminary Route Layout and Geometric Design
Example of Developing and Checking Alternative Alignments
Non-Standard Situations
Drainage Provisions
Construction Cost Estimate
Economic Cost
Environmental Impact Analysis
Automated Geometric Design
Example of a Rural Highway Geometric Design
Example of Preliminary Rural Highway Design
Objectives of Example
Scope of Preliminary Design
Title Page
Table of Contents
Location Map
Background and Specifications
Major Environmental Features
Alternative Routes
Screening of Alternatives
Horizontal Alignment
Profile (Vertical Alignment)
Examples of Curve Designs
Coordination of Horizontal and Vertical Alignments
Cross Sections
Earthwork Computations
Outline of Drainage Requirements
Intersection Design
Construction Cost Estimate
Summary of Likely Environmental Issues
Economic Cost of Project
Summary of Key Technical Features
Preliminary Highway Geometric Design Projects
Route Selection and Design Projects
Report Format and Check List
Appendices
Topographic map symbols
Construction of Cross Sections
Index

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