GITAM University Transportation Planning and Placement Design Syllabus
Transportation Planning Process: Introduction, System approach to Transportation Planning,
Stages in transportation planning, and difficulties in transportation planning process.
Transportation Survey: Introduction, Definition of the study area, zoning, types of surveys,
Inventory of transportation facilities, land use and economic activities.
Transport Demand Analysis: Introduction, trip purpose, factors governing trip generation and
attraction, multiple linear regression analysis, trip distribution models-Gravity model. Modal spilt
models- probit analysis, Traffic assignment models, all-or-nothing assignment model.
Pavement Analysis: Introduction, Parameters of pavement analysis – Elastic modulus, Poisson’s
ratio, Wheel load, Wheel configuration and Tyre pressure. Analysis of Bitumen’s Pavement
Structure, layered elastic solution.
Pavement Design: Design of flexible pavements – theoretical, empirical and semi-empirical
methods, Burmister, AASHO method, IRC method. Design of Rigid pavements -PCA method,
AASHTO Design method.
1. Partha Chakraborthy and Animesh Das, Principles of Transportation Engineering.
2. Yoder and Wit Zork, Principles of Pavement Design.
3. Dr. L.R. Kadiyali, Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning, Khannan Publishers,
7th Edition, 2007.
4. C. Jotin Khinsty and B. Kent Lall, Transportation Engineering