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CE208 HIGHWAY AND RAILWAY ENGINEERING LTPC

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OBJECTIVES:
• To introduce the concepts various components of Highway Engineering
• To introduce the concepts of highway alignments, engineering survey for roads,
geometric design of highways and pavement design
• To introduce the concepts of permanent way design
• To introduce the concepts course to develop skill on evaluation of the pavements
• To introduce the concepts of signals, interlocking, points and crossings

UNIT I HIGHWAY PLANNING AND ALIGNMENT 9


History of Road Construction, Highway Development in India - Jayakar Committee
Recommendations and Realisations, Twenty-year Road Development Plans, Institutions for
Highway Development at National level - Indian Roads Congress, Highway Research Board,
National Highway Authority of India, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) and
Central Road Research Institute. Requirements of Ideal Alignment, Factors Controlling Highway
Alignment - Classification and Cross Section of Urban and Rural Roads (IRC), Highway Cross
Sectional Elements – Right of Way, Carriage Way, Camber, Kerbs, Shoulders and Footpaths
[IRC Standards], Cross sections of different Class of Roads

UNIT II HIGHWAY GEOMETRIC DESIGN 9


Design of horizontal alignment
Sight distance – PIEV theory – Problems in S.S.D.-Super elevation – Theory & Problems
-Highway widening on horizontal curves – Theory & Problems.-Transition curves - Theory
&Problems.
Design of Vertical Alignment:
Terrain classification - Categories of Gradient – Grade compensation – Types of vertical
curves - Theory and problems. – Lateral and vertical clearance at underpasses

UNIT III PAVEMENT DESIGN 9


Rigid and Flexible Pavements- Components and their Functions -Design Principles of
Flexible and Rigid Pavements, Factors affecting the Design of Pavements - ESWL, Climate,
Sub-grade Soil and Traffic - Design Practice for Flexible Pavements [IRC Method and
Recommendations- Problems] - Design Practice for Rigid Pavements – IRC Recommendations -
concepts only

UNIT IV RAILWAY ENGINEERING BASICS 9


Comparison of Highway & Railway transportation-Railway track (permanent way)Cross-
sections of railway tracks – Coning of wheels-Gauges: Classification, Selection &Uniformity -
Rails: Functions, Types of rail sections, Length of rails, Rail Joints, Welding of rails & Creep of
rails.-Sleepers:Functions, Requirements, Classification & Sleeper density.-Ballast: Functions,
Requirements, Types & Quantity of ballast
UNIT V ADVANCED RAILWAY ENGINEERING 9
Factors in selection of Good Alignment – Gradients – Grade compensation – Speed of
trains -Necessity of Points and Crossings – Turnouts. -Railway Stations: Requirements,
Classifications.-Station Yards: Types - Signalling: Objects, Engineering principles and Types.-
Control Systems: Control of train movement – Track Circuiting - Interlocking of signals and
points: Necessity and Methods. Railway stations and yards and passenger amenities- Urban rail –
Infrastructure for Metro, Mono and underground railways.
TOTAL- 45 HOURS

OUTCOMES:
• Students will be able to carry out highway alignment, surveys for road
• Students will be able to identify importance of pavement design
• Students will be able to know the functions of different components in railway engineering

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Khanna.S. K., Justo.C.E.G and Veeraragavan A. "Highway Engineering", Nemchand
Publishers, 2014. (Unit-I,II,III,IV,V)
2. Subramanian K.P., "Highways, Railways, Airport and Harbour Engineering", Scitech
Publications (India), Chennai, 2010 (Unit-I,II,III,IV,V)
3. Indian Road Congress (IRC), Guidelines and Special Publications of Planning and Design.
(Unit-I,II,III)
4. Saxena Subhash C and Satyapal Arora, "A Course in Railway Engineering", Dhanpat Rai and
Sons, Delhi, 2003 (Unit-IV,V)
5. Satish Chandra and Agarwal M.M, "Railway Engineering", 2nd Edition, Oxford University
Press, New Delhi, 2013. (Unit-I,II,III,IV,V)

REFERENCES:

1. Kadiyali.L.R. "Principles and Practice of Highway Engineering", Khanna Technical


Publications, 8th edition Delhi, 2013. (Unit-I,II,III,IV,V)
2. Yang H. Huang, "Pavement Analysis and Design", Pearson Education Inc, Nineth Impression,
South Asia, 2012 (Unit-I,II)
3. Ian D. Walsh, "ICE manual of highway design and management", ICE Publishers, Ist Edition,
USA, 2011(Unit-I,II,V)
4. Fred L. Mannering, Scott S. Washburn and Walter P.Kilareski, "Principles of Highway
Engineering and Traffic Analysis", Wiley India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2011 (Unit-I)
5. Garber and Hoel, "Principles of Traffic and Highway Engineering", CENGAGE Learning,
New Delhi, 2010 (Unit-V)
6. O‟Flaherty.C.A "Highways, Butterworth – Heinemann, Oxford, 2006 (Unit-IV,V)
7. Rangwala, "Railway Engineering", Charotar Publishing House, 2013. (Unit-I,II)
8. Mundrey J.S. “A course in Railway Track Engineering”. Tata McGraw Hill, 2007. (Unit-
I,II,III)