In this course, Prof. Bhargab Maitra and Prof. K. Sudhakar Reddy give 41 video lectures on the concepts of Transportation Engineering. Topics included are:
Modes of Transportation: Their importance and limitations, and the importance of Highway Transportation.
- Road Development Plans
- Various Highway Developmental Projects, like Golden Quadrilateral and East-West & North - South Corridors under NHDP, PMGSY etc.
- Road Development Organizations
- Financing of Road Projects – Past and Present Trends
Stages in the Preparation of Project Report: Prioritization, Feasibility Studies, Preparation of Preliminary and Detailed Project Reports.
Elements of Traffic Engineering: Fundamentals of Traffic Flow, Traffic Studies, Concepts of Capacity and Level of Service, Travel Demand Forecasting for Highways, Design of Signalized Intersections.
Highway Alignment Study: Controls for selection of Alignment, Engineering Surveys.
Geometric Design of Highways: Cross-sectional Elements, Horizontal and Vertical Alignments, Geometric Design of Intersections – Rotaries etc.
Pavement Materials: Functions, Specifications and Evaluation, Bituminous Mix Design.
Pavement Design: Flexible and Rigid Pavements, Principles of Design, Empirical and Analytical Design Procedures.
Pavement Construction: Embankment, Subgrade, Subbase and Base courses, Bituminous Surface courses, Internal and Surface Drainage of Pavements, Pavement Evaluation, Maintenance and Strengthening.
The original name of this course is: Civil - Introduction to Transportation Engineering, Lecture Series on Intro