CE8604 – NOTES & QP
|SEMESTER QP||CLICK HERE|
CE8604 – SYLLABUS
UNIT I HIGHWAY PLANNING AND ALIGNMENT
Significance of highway planning — Modal limitations towards sustainability — History of road development in India — factors influencing highway alignment — Soil suitability analysis — Road ecology — Engineering surveys for alignment, objectives, conventional and modern methods -Classification of highways — Locations and functions — Typical cross sections of Urban and Rural roads
UNIT II GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF HIGHWAYS
Cross sectional elements — Sight distances — Horizontal curves, Super elevation, transition curves, widening at curves — Vertical curves — Gradients, Special consideration for hill roads — Hairpin bends — Lateral and vertical clearance at underpasses.
UNIT III DESIGN OF FLEXIBLE AND RIGID PAVEMENTS
Pavement components and their role — Design principles -Design practice for flexible and rigid Pavements (IRC methods only) — Embankments- Problems in Flexible pavement design.
UNIT IV HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND PRACTICE
Highway construction materials, properties, testing methods — CBR Test for subgrade — tests on aggregate & bitumen — Test on Bituminous mixes-Construction practice including modern materials and methods, Bituminous and Concrete road construction, Polymer modified bitumen, Recycling, Different materials — Glass, Fiber, Plastic, Geo-Textiles, Geo-Membrane (problem not included) — Quality control measures — Highway drainage —- Construction machineries.
UNIT V EVALUATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PAVEMENTS
Pavement distress in flexible and rigid pavements — Types of maintenance — Pavement Management Systems — Pavement evaluation, roughness, present serviceability index, skid resistance, structural evaluation, evaluation by deflection measurements — Strengthening of pavements –Highway Project formulation.