The geometric design of roads

This book provides a comprehensive text on the design of roads. It has been written for use by undergraduate and graduate students, and by general practitioners working in highway, municipal and other related engineering fields, both in public and private practice. In addition, it has been extensively noted and referenced for use by those with more specific needs, such as more advanced graduate students and specialist practitioners. This text goes beyond the traditional manual on road design. Each chapter has worked examples and a number of problems for the student. In addition, much of the technical literature - often difficult for students to obtain - has been reviewed and its relevant material distilled. Where appropriate, the author has shown how computer-aided design can help in the design of roads. The text, notes and references provide an up-to-date coverage of Australian, British and United States road design practice, and both metric and imperial units have been used simultaneously throughout the text. The first four chapters cover basic principles and considerations relating to traffic, road-user and vehicle characteristics, basic design criteria, road capacity and other relevant design considerations. The remaining nine chapters then discuss in some detail the design of specific road facilities, namely pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities, undivided rural roads, undivided urban roads, divided urban roads, intersections, divided rural roads and rural freeways, urban freeways and grade separations and interchanges. These chapters have a strong practical orientation, and reflect the author's extensive experience in the area.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 386p

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  • Accession Number: 01432444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 732905850
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:01PM