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  • Traffic Engineering (CE-8003)

    Traffic Engineering (CE-8003) RGPV notes CBGS

    Syllabus

    UNIT 1:
    Traffic Characteristics : Road user’s characteristics - general human characteristics, physical, mental and emotional factors, factors affecting reaction time, PIEV theory. Vehicular characteristics: Characteristics affecting road design-width, height, length and other dimensions. weight, power, speed and braking capacity of a vehicle.

    UNIT 2:
    Traffic Studies : Spot Speed Studies and Volume Studies. Speed and Delay Studies purpose, causes of delay, methods of conducting speed and delay studies. Origin and destination Studies ( O & D) : Various methods, collection and interpretation of data, planning and sampling. Traffic Capacity Studies: Volume, density, basic practical and possible capacities, level of service. Parking Studies: Methods of parking studies cordon counts, space inventories, parking practices.

    UNIT 3:
    Traffic Operations And Control : Traffic regulations and various means of control. One way streets-advantages and limitations. Traffic signals- isolated signals, coordinated signals, simultaneous, alternate, flexible and progressive signal systems. Types of traffic signals, fixed time signals, traffic actuated signals, speed control signals, pedestrian signals, flashing signals, clearance interval and problems on single isolated traffic signal.

    UNIT 4:
    Street Lighting : Methods of light distribution. Design of street lighting system. Definitions- Luminaire, foot candle, Lumen, utilization and maintenance factors. Different types of light sources used for street lighting. Fundamental factors of night vision.

    UNIT 5:
    Accident Studies & Mass Transportation : Accident Studies : Causes of accidents, accident studies and records, condition and collision diagram, preventive measures. Expressways and freeways, problems on mass transportation and remedial measures, brief study of mass transportation available in the country.


    NOTES


    References:

    1. Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning by L.R. Kadiyali, Khanna Publishers, Delhi
    2. Traffic Engineering by Matson, W.S.Smith & F.W. Hurd
    3. G.J. Pingnataro, Principles of Traffic Engineering
    4. D.R.Drew, Traffic Flaw Theory
    5. W.R. Mchsne and R.P. Roess "Traffic Engg"
    6. Wohl & Martin, Traffic System Analysis for Engineering & Planner


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