GTU previous question papers -BE- Sem-Vth -Highway Engineering- MAY/JUNE – 2012

GTU previous question papers



Subject code: 150601 

Subject Name: Highway Engineering



1. Attempt all questions.

2. Make suitable assumptions wherever necessary.

3. Figures to the right indicate full marks.

Q.1 (a) Explain the classification of roads based on location and function as

suggested in the Nagpur Road Plan.

 (b) Explain obligatory points. With sketches, discuss how these control the


 Q.2 (a) What is sight distance? Describe factors affecting sight distance. Explain

types of sight distance with neat sketch.

 (b) Write a short notes on :

(1) Shoulders

(2) Kerbs


(b) Calculate the extra width of a pavement required and superelevation on a

horizontal curve of radius 300 m on a two lane highway for speed of 80

kmph. The design coefficient of lateral friction is 0.12 and wheel base is 6 m.

 Q.3 (a) Describe the procedure of flakiness index test and elongation index test.  

(b) Enlist the component parts of road pavement with neat sketch. Explain

each component of road pavement in detail.


Q.3 (a) Explain the necessity of soil investigations and subsoil exploration.  

(b) Write a short note on design of flexible pavement by California Bearing

Ratio Method.

 Q.4 (a) Differentiate between surface drainage and sub surface drainage.  

(b) Write a short note on prevention of land slide.  


Q.4 (a) What is arboriculture? Explain in detail.  

(b) Explain the importance of road safety audit.  

Q.5 (a) Explain the road user characteristics.  

(b) What are the purposes of traffic volume studies?  


Q.5 (a) Explain various road signs with sketch.  

(b) Write a short note

(1) At grade intersections.

(2) Rotary traffic islands.


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