Transportation Engineering Vol. - I

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ISBN 9789387394292
Author: V. N. Vazirani, S. P. Chandola
Number of Pages 1107
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Transportation Engineering Vol. I eBook By Vazirani and Chandola
Book Summary:

This book has been compiled with a view to familiarise construction techniques for Highways, Railways, Tunnelling and Construction Equipment. Codes of practice as recommended by L.S.I. and I.R.C have been followed. The book will be useful for students of Engineering and A.M.I.E. This edition is being, Underground Railways of Calcutta, Mangalore-Hassan Rail Project, Quality-Control on Road Works, Traffic prediction on main highways, Design of Slabe Thickness (Rigid Pavements), Joints in Rigid Pavement, Standard Specification of Concrete Roads, Planning and Management of Highway. It is hoped that with the incorporation of above features, the usefulness of the book would be considerably improved.

Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for automobile engineering students.
Table of Contents:


1. History of roads and road construction

2. Road planning

3. Geometric design of highway

4. Foundation soils

5. Road formation grading

6. Low cost roads

7. Road construction materials

8. Stabilised roads

9. Flexible pavement

10. Bituminous roads

11. Rigid pavements

12. Other types of pavement

13. Hill Road Drainage

14. Traffic engineering

15. Road side arboriculture

16. Earthwork quantities

17. Highway maintenance

18. Highway economics, financing and administration

19. Highway project and estimates


1. History of railways in India

2. Alignment survey and project report

3. Permanent way

4. Geometric design

5. Railway points and crossings and junctions

6. Earthwork and consolidation

7. Railway track drainage

8. Maintenance of railway track

9. Railway station yards and equipment

10. Railway signalling control system and interlocking

11. Traction, traction resistances and stresses in railway track

12. Modernisation of track for high speed

13. Railway accidents

14. Urban Railways, Underground Railways and Tubic Railways

15. Mountain railways

16. Railway Goods Transportation

17. High Speed Train of Tomorrow


1. Introduction

2. Tunnel surveying

3. Design of tunnels

4. Method of tunnelling in soft strata

5. Pneumatic process or compressed air method

6. Method of tunnelling in rock

7. Safety Precaution in Tunnelling Work

8. Tunnel shafts and caissons

9. Tunnel lining

10. Tunnel drainage

11. Tunnel ventilation, dust prevention and lighting

12. Tunnelling for underground railways and tube railways

13. Design of tunnels conveying water


1. Introduction

2. Selection and planning of construction equipment

3. Excavating and placing earth

4. Soil stabilisation

5. Hauling equipment

6. Hoisting equipment

7. Conveying equipment

8. Pneumatic equipment

9. Pumping and dewatering equipment

10. Rock drilling

11. Rock blasting

12. Tunnelling

13. Pile driving equipment

14. Crushed stove aggregates

15. Concrete mixing plants

16. Grouring and gunting equipment

17. Equipment for Bitumen mixing

18. Maintenance and repair

Appendix A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J


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