Gain unique insights into all facets of today's traffic and highway engineering with the enhanced edition of Garber and Hoel's best-selling TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING, SI Edition, 5th Edition. This edition initially highlights the pivotal role that transportation plays in today's society. You examine employment opportunities that transportation creates, study its historical impact and explore the influences of transportation on modern daily life. This comprehensive approach offers an accurate understanding of the field with emphasis on some of transportation's distinctive challenges. Later chapters focus on specific issues facing transportation engineers to prepare you for common obstacles you may need to overcome in the field. Worked problems, diagrams and tables, reference materials and meaningful examples clearly demonstrate how to apply the transportation engineering principles you have learned.
THOROUGHLY REVISED CHAPTER 4 NOW REFLECTS THE LATEST ENGINEERING STUDIES AND DEVELOPMENTS. This chapter's coverage of traffic engineering studies now includes expanded content, the latest examples and new problems that demonstrate contemporary challenges.
Each chapter presents material that will help students understand the basis for transportation, its importance, and the extent to which transportation pervades our daily lives.
Designed to provide a comprehensive treatment focused on the subject of traffic and highway --specific and unambiguous, allowing the subject matter to be directly applied in practice.
Contemporary and complete text that can be used both at the undergraduate and at the graduate level for courses that emphasize highway and traffic engineering topics.
As a study guide for use in preparing for the professional engineering license exam, review courses, and preparation for graduate comprehensive exams in transportation engineering.
BOOK SERVES AS INVALUABLE STUDY GUIDE IN PREPARING FOR PROFESSIONAL EXAMS. Future and current professionals can use this book's focused content to prepare for the professional engineering license exam, for review courses or for graduate comprehensive exams in transportation engineering.
COMPLETE COVERAGE ADDRESSES THE BASIC AREAS IN WHICH TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS WORK. This enhanced edition examines traffic operation and management, planning, design, construction, and maintenance in the transportation field today.
CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS THE CRITICAL ROLE OF TRANSPORTATION IN DAILY LIFE TODAY. Each chapter clearly presents material that helps students understand the basis for transportation as well as its importance and impact. Students clearly examine the extent to which transportation pervades every individual's daily life.
THIS COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT OF TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING EMPHASIZES PRACTICAL APPLICATION. The author approaches each aspect of study with an emphasis on how to apply the subject matter directly into practice in the field today. Students immediately see both the relevance and importance of what they are learning.
FIVE UNIQUE CATEGORIES ADDRESS ALL FACETS OF TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING TODAY. Distinctive parts guide readers through a thorough understanding of transportation. Part 1 introduces the profession, its history, systems and organizations. Part 2 focuses on traffic operations before leading to Part 3, which addresses transportation planning. Part 4 examines location, geometrics and drainage, and Part 5 prepares readers to work with various materials and pavements.
CONTEMPORARY CONTENT IS FLEXIBLE FOR USE AT UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE LEVEL. The author provides both introductory content and more advanced exploration of topics that makes this edition a strong choice for either undergraduate or graduate-level courses that emphasize highway and traffic engineering. This enhanced edition also emphasizes the latest developments impacting transportation today to ensure timely course presentation.
Table of Contents Part I: INTRODUCTION.
1. The Profession of Transportation.
2. Transportation Systems and Organizations.
Part II: TRAFFIC OPERATIONS.
3. Characteristics of the Driver, the Pedestrian, the Bicyclist, the Vehicle, and the Road.
4. Traffic Engineering Studies.
5. Highway Safety.
6. Fundamental Principles of Traffic Flow.
7. Intersection Design.
8. Intersection Control.
9. Capacity and Level of Service for Highway Segments.
10. Capacity and Level of Service at Signalized Intersections.
Part III: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING.
11. The Transportation Planning Process.
12. Forecasting Travel Demand.
13. Evaluating Transportation Alternatives.
Part IV: LOCATION, GEOMETRICS, AND DRAINAGE.
14. Highway Surveys and Location.
15. Geometric Design of Highway Facilities.
16. Highway Drainage.
Part V: MATERIALS AND PAVEMENTS.
17. Soil Engineering for Highway Design.
18. Bituminous Materials.
19. Design of Flexible Highway Pavements.
20. Design of Rigid Pavements.
21. Pavement Management.
Appendix A: Critical Values for the Student's t and x2 Distributions.
Appendix B: Developing Equations for Computing Regression Coefficients.
Appendix C: Fitting Speed and Density Data for Example 6.3 to the Greenshields Model Using Excel.
Appendix D: An Example of Level of Service Determination using HCSTM 2010.
Appendix E: Metric Conversion Factors for Highway Geometric Design.
Nicholas J. Garber is the Henry L. Kinnier Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia, where he served as Chairman of the Department from 1996 to 2002. Before joining the University of Virginia, Dr. Garber was Professor of Civil Engineering in the faculty of engineering at the University of Sierra Leone, where he was also the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. At the State University of New York at Buffalo, he played an important role in the development of the graduate program in transportation engineering. For several years he was a design engineer for consulting engineering firms in London, and he also worked as an area engineer and assistant resident engineer in Sierra Leone.
Lester A. Hoel is the L.A. Lacy Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Engineering at the University of Virginia. He held the Hamilton Professorship in Civil Engineering from 1974 to 1999. From 1974 to 1989, he was Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering. Before this, he served as Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Director at the Transportation Research Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Hoel is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.