B.E. Civil Engineering:Advanced Transportation Engineering

Thapar University
In Patiala

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Typology Bachelor
Start Patiala
Duration 4 Years
  • Bachelor
  • Patiala
  • Duration:
    4 Years


Where and when

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Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Starts On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Year: Semester-I Mathematics I Engineering graphics Computer Programming Physics Solid Mechanics Communication Skills First Year: Semester-II Mathematics II Manufacturing Process Chemistry Electrical and Electronic Science Thermodynamics Organizational Behavior Second Year- Semester - I Numerical and Statistical Methods Fluid Mechanics Measurement Science and Techniques Building Materials and Construction Structural Analysis Engineering Economics Environmental Studies Second Year- Semester – II Optimisation Techniques Material Science and Engineering Power Generation and Economics Surveying Architecture and Building Drawings Reinforced Concrete Design Human Values, Ethics and IPR Third Year- Semester – I Hydrology and Ground Water Soil Mechanics Water Supply Engineering Advanced Structural Analysis Steel Structural Design Transportation Engineering-I Survey Camp (4 weeks- after second year during summer vacations Third Year- Semester – II Foundation Engineering Hydraulic Engineering Project Planning and Estimation Sewerage and Sewage Treatment Transportation Engineering-II Advanced Structural Design Fourth Year- Semester – I Project Semester Computer Application in Civil Engineering Project Industrial Training Fourth Year- Semester – II Total Quality Management Elements of Earthquake Engineering Advanced Transportation Engineering Road Development in India: Critical study of National Road Development plan for India (1981-2001). National Transport policy for the future Mix design: Requirement of bitumen mixes, design of bituminous mix, Marshall method of bituminous mix design, Hubbard method of mix design. Fundamentals of Pavement Design: Design factors, equivalent single wheel load, and repetition of loads. Design of Flexible Pavements: Triaxial method, Burmister�s (layered systems) method, North Dakota cone method, Wyoming method, IRC method of flexible pavement design. Design of Rigid Pavements: Load and temperature stresses, IRC recommendation for method of rigid pavement design. Design of joints and load transfer devices; joint fillers and sealers. Soil Stabilized Roads: Methods of soil stabilization, mechanical stabilization, stabilization with additives/admixtures like lime, cement and bitumen. Stabilization of problematic soils like desert and black cotton soils. Road Specifications: Specifications for bitumen roads, bitumen surface treatments, penetration macadam, bitumen bound macadam and bitumen concrete, mastic asphalt, specification for cement concrete roads, construction of bituminous and cement concrete roads. Overlay Design of construction: Need for overlays, Overlay Design methods for flexible pavements, and Overlay Design methods for Rigid pavements. Traffic control: Traffic signs, Road markings, traffic signals, types i.e. simultaneous system, alternate system, simple progressive system and flexible progressive system, general principles of signal design. Traffic control aids : Roadway delineations, object markers, guard rails, Barriers. Fundamental principles of Traffic Flow, Traffic flow Elements, Flow Density Relationships, Gap and gap acceptance, Introduction of Queing Theory. Traffic regulations: Traffic laws, Basic principles of regulation, regulation of speed, regulations of vehicles, regulation concerning driver, regulation concerning traffic rules for pedestrian traffic, general rules concerning traffic, enforcement of regulations. Highway capacity: PCU, Level of service concepts, factors affecting capacity, capacity of urban highways, capacity of rotary intersection. Intersections: Design of intersection, grade separated intersection. Transport planning & Analysis: Basic elements of Transport Planning, Urban Transport System Planning, Level of Urban transport Planning Transportation survey: zoning, types of surveys e.g. Home interview, road side interview, post card questionnaire surveys, registration number surveys, tag surveys etc. Forecasting Travel Demand : Demand forecasting approaches, Trip Generation, Trip Distribution, Modal Split, Traffic Assignments Evaluating Transportation alternatives: Evaluation Process, Evaluation Criterion, Economic analysis of cost and benefits, Highway Cost, Road User costs, Methods of Economic Analysis Public Transport System: Purpose & Methods of Public Transport Systems List of Practicals: 1. Plate bearing test. 2. Water absorption & specific gravity of bitumen. 3. Bitumen adhesion test (Dynamic test). 4. Stability and Flow value test of bituminous mix as per Marshall criteria. 5. Stability test for bituminous mix by Hubbard method. 6. Evaluation of pavement by Benkleman beam. 7. Stabilometer and cohesiometer tests for Hveem method of bituminous mix 8. Design. 9. North Dakota Cone Test 10. Study of earth models 11. Demonstration of: 1. Core Cutter 2. Crusher

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