Transportation by roads, railways, water ways & air ways – their importance& limitation.
Road development & planning in India. Financing, Highway alignment & engineering
surveys for highway location.
Geometric design-Cross section elements, Design speed, sight distance, super elevation,
horizontal & vertical alignment including curves.
Traffic Engineering – Traffic studies & their importance.
Highway materials – Their properties & tests, selection, requirements of bituminous mixes,
Earthwork – measurement & rates, setting out of earth work, computation of areas &
volumes-Prismoidal & Trapezoidal methods.
Pavement design-Use of CBR method for design of flexible pavement, IRC recommendation
for design of rigid pavement.
Highway drainage, pavement failure, Evaluation, Maintenance & Strengthening of existing
Classification of bridges, Consideration of location of bridge site, Investigation & data
collection, Calculation of run off under bridge, Determination of water way, Choice of bridge
span-economic span, Determination of maximum scour depth.
Bridge Superstructure-types, suitability.
Bridge foundation-Types, Sinking of well.
Books for Reference:
(1) Highway Engineering-By Khanna & Justo (Nemchand & Bros., Roorkee (U.A))
(2) Perniciples & Practice of Highway Engineering – By Dr. L.R. Kadiyalli (Khanna
(3) Bridge Engineering – By S.P. Bindra (Dhanpat Rai publication)
(4) Bridge Engineering-By D.J. Victor