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Highway Development And Planning

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TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERINGI PCCI4302 Lecture1 Highway Development And Planning Civil Engineering Department College of Engineering and Technology(CET) Bhubaneswar Transportation engineering • Transportation engineering is the application of technology and scientific principles to the planning, functional design, operation and management of facilities for any mode of transportation in order to provide for the safe, efficient, rapid, comfortable, convenient, economical, and environmentally compatible movement of people and goods from one place to other.MODES OF TRANSPORTATION • Basic mode of transportation are Land • Roadway • railway Water AirMODES OF TRANSPORTATION • Highways Car, Bus, Truck, non motorized ..etc • Railways Passenger and Goods • Airways Aircraft and Helicopters • Waterways Ships, boats… • Continuous Flow systems Pipelines,belts,elevetor,ropeway…etc. • Merits and Demerits: Based on accessibility, mobility, cost, tonnage..Airways • Fastest among all other modes • More comfortable • Time saving • Uneconomical Waterways • slowest among all other modes • It needs minimum energy to haul unit load through unit distance. • This can be possible between ports on the sea routes or along the river • economicalRailways • The transportation along the railways track could be advantageous by railways between the stations both for the passengers and goods, particularly for long distance. • It depends upon the road transport i.e. road could serve as a feeder system. • Energy require to haul a unit load through unit distance by the railway is only ¼ to 1/5 of that required by road. • SafetyHighways • It gives the maximum service to one and all • It gives maximum flexibility for travel with reference to route, direction, time and speed of travel • It provide door to door service • Other modes are depend on it • It requires small investment for the government • Motor vehicles are cheaper than other carriers like rail locomotive and wagons • It saves the time for short distance • High degree of accident due to flexibility of movementScope of highway engineering • Development, planning and location • Highway design, geometric and structure • Traffic performance and its control • Materials, construction and maintenance • Economic, finance and administrationROLE /IMPACT OF TRANSPORTATION • Economic Development • Social Development • Spatial Development • Cultural Development • Political DevelopmentCharacteristics of road transport • Roads are used by various types of road vehicles, like passenger cars, buses, trucks, pedal cycle and animal drawn vehicle. • It requires a relatively small investment for the government. • It offers a complete freedom to road users to transfer the vehicle from one lane to another and from one road to another according to need and convenience. • Speed and movement is directly related with the severity of accident. • Road transport is the only means of transport that offers itself to the whole community alike.HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION • Oldest mode  Foot paths animal ways, cart path…….. • As civilization evolved the need for transportation increased ROMAN ROAD(500 B.C.)  They were built straight regardless of gradient  They were built after the soft soil was removed and a hard stratum was reached.  Thickness varies from 0.75 m to 1.2mRoman Road Construction Basic cross sectionModern Highway Roman RoadsOther oldest road transport are • Tresaguet construction • Metcalf construction • Telford construction • Mecadam constructionIndian Roads • India has a large road network of over 3.314 million kilometers of roadways (2.1 million rd miles), making it 3 largest road network in the world. • At 0.66 km of highway per square kilometer of land the density of India’s highway network is higher than that of the United States (0.65) and far higher than that of China's (0.16) or Brazil's (0.20).Highway Development in India • Jayakar Committee (1927) • Central Road Fund (1929) • Indian Roads Congress (IRC), 1934 • Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), 1950 • Motor vehicle act (1936) • National Highway Authority of India (NHAI),1995 • First twenty year road plan ( 194361 ) • Second twenty year road plan ( 196181 ) • Highway Research board ( 1973 ) • National Transport Policy committee ( 1978 ) • Third twenty year road plan ( 19812001 )Jayakar Committee,1927 • After the first World War, motor vehicle using the roads increases, this demanded a better road network. • In 1927,Indian road development committee was appointed by the government with M.R. Jaykar as chairman. • Road development in the country should be made as a national interest since local govt. do not have financial and technical capacity for road development. • An extra tax should be levied on petrol from road users to create the road development fund. • To establish a semiofficial ,technical institution to pool technical knowledge, sharing of ideas and to act as an advisory body. • To create a national level institution to carry research , development works and consultation.Central road fund st • It was formed on 1 march 1929 • The consumers of petrol were charged an extra leavy of 2.64 paisa per litre of petrol to built up this road development fund. • From this 20 of annual reveneu is to be retain as a central reveneu for research and experimental work expenses..etc • Balance 80 is allowed by central govt. to various states based on actual petrol consumption or revenue collected.Central Road Fund , 1929 CRF Act , 2000 Distribution of 100 cess on petrol as follows: 57.5 for NH MORTH 30 for SH 12.5 for safety works on railRoad crossing. 50 cess on diesel for Rural Road developmentIndian Roads Congress, 1934 • Central semi official body known as IRC was formed in 1934. • To provide national forum for regular pooling of experience and ideas on matters related to construction and maintenance of highways. • It is a active body controlling the specification, standardization and recommendations on materials, design of roads and bridges. • It publishes journals, research publications and standard specifications guide lines. • To provide a platform for expression of professional opinion on matters relating to roads and road transport.Motor vehicle act • It was formed in 1939 • To regulate the road traffic in the form of traffic laws, ordinances and regulations. • Three phases primarily covered are control of driver, vehicle ownership and vehicle operation • It was revised on 1988Central road research institute(1950)  engaged in carrying out research and development projects.  design, construction and maintenance of roads and runways, traffic and transportation planning of mega and medium cities, management of roads in different terrains,  Improvement of marginal materials.  Utilization of industrial waste in road construction.  Landslide control.  Ground improvements, environmental pollution.  Road traffic safety.Ministry of Road Transport Highways • Planning, development and maintenance of National Highways in the country. • Extends technical and financial support to State Governments for the development of state roads and the roads of interstate connectivity and economic importance. • Evolves standard specifications for roads and bridges in the country. • It stores the data related to technical knowledge on roads and bridges. Highway Research Board • To ascertain the nature and extent of research required • To correlate research information from various organisation in India and abroad. • To collect and correlation services. • To collect result on research • To channelise consultative servicesClassification of Highways Depending on weather  All weather roads  Fair weather roads Depending the type of Carriage way  Paved roads(WBM)  Unpaved roads(earth road or gravel road) National highway act ( 1956 ) Depending upon the pavement surface  Surfaced roads(bituminous or cement concrete road)  Un surfaced roadsClassification of Highways Based on the Traffic Volume  Heavy  Medium  Light Based on Load or Tonnage Class 1 or Class 2 etc or Class A , B etc Tonnes per day Based on location and function ( Nagpur road plan )  National highway (NH)  State highway (SH)  Major district road (MDR)  Other district road (ODR)  Village road (VR)Based on modified system of Highways classification • Primary  Expressways  National Highways • Secondary  SH  MDR • Tertiary  ODR  VRExpressways • Heavy traffic at high speed (120km/hr) • Land Width (90m) • Full access control • Connects major points of traffic generation • No slow moving traffic allowed • No loading, unloading, parking. The MumbaiPune Expressway as seen from KhandalaNational Highways • NH are the main highways running through the length and breadth of India, connecting major parts,foreign highways,capital of large states and large industrial and tourist centres including roads required for strategic movements for the defence of India. • The national highways have a total length of 70,548 kms. Indian highways cover 2 of the total road network of India and carry 40 of the total traffic. • The highway connecting DelhiAmbalaAmritsar is denoted as NH1, whereas a bifurcation of this highway beyond Jalandar to Srinagar and Uri is denoted NH1A • The longest highway in India is NH7 which stretches from Varansi in Uttar Pradesh to Kanyakumari in the southern most point of Indian mainland.National Highways cont… • The shortest highway is NH47A which stretches from Ernakulam to Kochi and covers total length of 4 Kms. • Golden Quadrilateral – (5,846 Kms) connecting Delhi KolkataChennaiMumbai  NH2 Delhi Kol (1453 km)  NH 4,746 CheMum (1290km )  NH56 Kol Che (1684 m)  NH 8 Del Mum (1419 km)State Highways • They are the arterial roads of a state, connecting up with the national highways of adjacent states, district head quarters and important cities within the state. • Total length of all SH in the country is 1,37,119 Kms. • Speed 80 kmphMajor District Roads • Important roads with in a district serving areas of production and markets , connecting those with each other or with the major highways. • India has a total of 4,70,000 kms of MDR. • Speed 6080kmph Other district roads  serving rural areas of production and providing them with outlet to market centers or other important roads like MDR or SH.  Speed 5060kmph Village roads • They are roads connecting villages or group of villages with each other or to the nearest road of a higher category like ODR or MDR. • India has 26,50,000 kms of ODR+VR out of the total 33,15,231 kms of all type of roads. • Speed4050kmphUrban Road Classification • Arterial Roads • Sub Arterial • Collector • Local Street • Culdesac • Pathway • DrivewayARTERIAL • No frontage access, no standing vehicle, very little cross traffic. • Design Speed : 80km/hr • Land width : 50 – 60m • Divided roads with full or partial parking • Pedestrian allowed to walk only at intersectionSUB ARTERIAL ROAD • Bus stops but no standing vehicle. • Less mobility than arterial. • Spacing for CBD : 0.5km • Design speed : 60 km/hr • Land width : 30 – 40 mCollector Street • Collects and distributes traffic from local streets • Provides access to arterial roads • Located in residential, business and industrial areas. • Full access allowed. • Parking permitted. • Design speed : 50km/hr • Land Width : 2030mLocal Street • Design Speed : 30km/hr. • Land Width : 10 – 20m. • Primary access to residence, business or other abutting property • Less volume of traffic at slow speed • Unrestricted parking, pedestrian movements. (with frontage access, parked vehicle, bus stops and no waiting restrictions)CUL–DE SAC • Dead End Street with only one entry access for entry and exit. • Recommended in Residential areasDriveway • A driveway is a type of private road for local access to one or a small group of structures, and is owned and maintained by an individual or group. • Driveways are commonly used as paths to private garages, fuel stations, or housesRoad Patterns • Rectangular or Block patterns • Radial or Star block pattern • Radial or Star Circular pattern • Radial or Star grid pattern • Hexagonal Pattern • Minimum travel PatternFirst 20years road plan(194363) • The conference of chief engineer held at Nagpur in 1943 finalized the first 20years road development plan for India called Nagpur road plan • Road network was classified into five categories. • The responsibility of construction maintenance of NH was assign to central govt. • The target road length was 5,32,700 km at the end of 1961. • Density of about 16km of road length per 100 sq. km area would be available in the country by the year 1963.First 20years road plan cont… • The formulae were based on star and grid pattern of road network. • An allowance of 15 is provided for agricultural industrial development during the next 20years • The length of railway track in the area was also consider in deciding the length of first category road. The length or railway track is directly subtracted from the estimated road length of metalled roads.Second 20years road plan(196181) • It was initiated by the IRC and was finalised in 1959 at the meeting of chief engineers. • It is known as the Bombay road plan. • The target road length was almost double that of Nagpur road plan i.e. 10,57,330 km. • Density about 32 km per 100 sq. km. and an outlay of 5200 crores • Every town with population above 2000 in plans and above 1000 in semi hill area and above 500 in hilly area should be connected by metalled roadSecond 20years road plan cont… • the maximum distance from any place in a semi develop area would be 12.8 km from metalled road and 4.8 from any road • Expressways have also been considered in this plan and 1600km of length has been included in the proposed target NH • Length of railway track is considered independent of road system • 5 are to be provided for future development and unforeseen factorThird twenty years road plan (19812001) • The future road development should be based on the revised classification of roads system i.e. primary, secondary and tertiary • Develop the rural economy and small towns with all essential features. • Population over 500 should be connected by all weather roads. • Density increases to 82 km per 100 sq. km • The NH network should be expanded to form a square grids of 100 km sides so that no part of the country is more than 50 km away from the NHThird twenty years road plan cont… • Expressway should be constructed along major traffic corridors • All towns and villages with population over 1500 should be connected by MDR and villages with population 10001500 by ODR. • Road should be built in less industrialized areas to attract the growth of industries • The existing roads should be improved by rectifying the defects in the road geometry, widening, riding quality and strengthening the existing pavement to save vehicle operation cost and thus to conserve energyHighway alignment and surveysHighway alignment • The position or lay out of centre line of the highway on the ground is called the alignment. • It includes straight path, horizontal deviation and curves. • Due to improper alignment , the disadvantages are,  Increase in construction  Increase in maintenance cost  Increase in vehicle operation cost  Increase in accident cost • Once the road is aligned and constructed, it is not easy to change the alignment due to increase in cost of adjoining land and construction of costly structure.Requrements of highway alignment  Short  Easy  Safe  Economical • Short desirable to have a short alignment between two terminal stations. • Easy easy to construct and maintain the road with minimum problem also easy for operation of vehicle. • Safe safe enough for construction and maintenance from the view point of stability of natural hill slope, embankment and cut slope also safe for traffic operation. • Economical total cost including initial cost, maintenance cost and vehicle operation cost should be minimum.Factors controlling alignment  Obligatory points  Traffic  Geometric design  Economics  Other considerations Additional care in hill roads  Stability  Drainage  Geometric standards of hill roads  Resisting lengthFactors controlling alignment cont... Obligatory points  Obligatory points through which alignment is to pass Examples:bridge site, intermediate town , Mountain pass etc…  Obligatory points through which alignment should not pass. Examples:religious places, costly structure, unsuitable land etc… Traffic • origin and destination survey should be carried out in the area and the desire lines be drawn showing the trend of traffic flow. • New road to be aligned should keep in view the desired lines, traffic flow patterns and future trends. Geometric design • Design factors such as gradient ,radius of curve and sight distance also govern the final alignment of the highway. • Gradient should be flat and less than the ruling gradient or design gradient. • Avoid sudden changes in sight distance, especially near crossings • Avoid sharp horizontal curves • Avoid road intersections near bend Economy • Alignment finalised based on total cost including initial cost, maintenance cost and vehicle operation cost. Other consideration • Drainage consideration, political consideration • Surface water level, high flood level • Environmental considerationTopographical control points • The alignment, where possible should avoid passing through  Marshy and low lying land with poor drainage  Flood prone areas  Unstable hilly features Materials and constructional features  Deep cutting should be avoided  Earth work is to be balanced; quantities for filling and excavation  Alignment should preferably be through better soil area to minimize pavement thickness  Location may be near sources of embankment and pavement materialsstability • A common problem in hilly roads is land sliding • The cutting and filling of the earth to construct the roads on hilly sides causes steepening of existing slope and affect its stability. Drainage • Avoid the cross drainage structure • The number of cross drainage structure should be minimum. Geometric standard of hilly road • Gradient, curve and speed • Sight distance, radius of curve Resisting length • The total work to be done to move the loads along the route taking horizontal length, the actual difference in level between two stations and the sum of the ineffective rise and fall in excess of floating gradient. Should kept as low as possible.Engineering Surveys for Highway locations Before a highway alignment is finalised in highway project, the engineering survey are to be carried out. The various stages of engineering surveys are  Map study (Provisional alignment Identification)  Reconnaissance survey  Preliminary survey  Final location and detailed surveysMAP STUDY • From the map alternative routes can be suggested in the office, if the topographic map of that area is available. • The probable alignment can be located on the map from the fallowing details available on the map. Avoiding valleys, ponds or lake Avoiding bend of river If road has to cross a row of hills, possibility of crossing through mountain pass. • Map study gives a rough guidance of the routes to be further surveyed in the fieldRECONNAISSANCE SURVEY • To confirm features indicated on map. • To examine the general character of the area in field for deciding the most feasible routes for detailed studies. • A survey party may inspect along the proposed alternative routes of the map in the field with very simple instrument like abney level, tangent clinometer, barometer etc…. To collect additional details. • Details to be collected from alternative routes during this survey are,  Valleys, ponds, lakes, marshy land, hill, permanent structure and other obstruction.  Value of gradient, length of gradient and radius of curve.RECONNAISSANCE SURVEY cont..  Number and type of cross drainage structures.  High Flood Level (HFL)  Soil Characteristics.  Geological features.  source of construction materials stone quarries, water sources. • Prepare a report on merits and demerits of different alternative routs. • As a result a few alternate alignments may be chosen for further study based on practical considerations observed at the site.Preliminary survey Objective of preliminary survey are: • To survey the various alternative alignments proposed after the reconnaissance and to collect all the necessary physical information and detail of topography, drainage and soil. • To compare the different proposals in view of the requirements of the good alignment. • To estimate quantity of earthwork materials and other construction aspect and to workout the cost of the alternate proposals. Methods of preliminary survey: a) Conventional approachsurvey party carries out surveys using the required field equipment, taking measurement, collecting topographical and other data and carrying out soil survey. Preliminary survey cont… • Longitudinal and cross sectional profile.  Plain Terrain` : 100 – 200m  Rolling Terrain : 50m  Hilly Terrain : 30m • Other studies  Drainage, Hydrological survey, soil survey, Traffic and Material survey. b) Modern rapid approach By Aerial survey taking the required aerial photographs for obtaining the necessary topographic and other maps including details of soil and geology. • Finalise the best alignment from all considerations by comparative analysis of alternative routes.Final location and detailed survey • The alignment finalised at the design office after the preliminary survey is to be first located on the field by establishing the centre line. Location survey: • Transferring the alignment on to ground. • This is done by transit theodolite. • Major and minor control points are established on the ground and centre pegs are driven, checking the geometric design requirements. • Centre line stacks are driven at suitable intervals, say 50m interval in plane and rolling terrains and 20m in hilly terrain.Final location and detailed survey cont.. Detailed survey: • Temporary bench marks are fixed at intervals of about 250m and at all drainage and under pass structure. • Earthwork calculations and drainage details are to be workout from the level books. • Cross sectional levels are taken at intervals of 50100m in Plane terrain, 5075m in Rolling terrain, 50m in builtup area, 20m in Hill terrain. • Detail soil survey is to be carried out. • CBR value of the soils along the alignment may be determined for design of pavement. • The data during detailed survey should be elaborate and complete for preparing detailed plans, design and estimates of project.Drawing and Report  Key map  Index map  Preliminary survey plans  Detailed plan and longitudinal section  Detailed cross section  Land acquisition plans  Drawings of cross drainage and other retaining structures  Drawings of road intersections  Land plans showing quarries etcNew highway project • Map study • Reconnaissance survey • Preliminary survey • Location of final alignment • Detailed survey • Material survey • Geometric and structural design • Earth work • Pavement construction • Construction controlsBibliography • Khanna, S. K., Justo, C. E. G. Highway engineering. Nem Chand Bros. • IRC Codes.TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERINGI PCCI4302 Lecture 2 Highway Geometric Design Civil Engineering Department College of Engineering and Technology(CET) Bhubaneswar Importance of geometric design • The geometric design of a highway deals with the dimensions and layout of visible features of the highway such as alignment, sight distance and intersection. • The main objective of highway design is to provide optimum efficiency in traffic operation with maximum safety at reasonable cost. • Geometric design of highways deals with following elements :  Cross section elements  Sight distance considerations  Horizontal alignment details  Vertical alignment details  Intersection elementsDesign Controls and criteria • Design speed • Topography • Traffic factors • Design hourly volume and capacity • Environmental and other factors Design speed • In India different speed standards have been assigned for different class of road • Design speed may be modified depending upon the terrain conditions. topography • Classified based on the general slope of the country.  Plane terrain 10  Rolling terrain 1025  Mountainous terrain 2560  Steep terrain 60 Traffic factor • Vehicular characteristics and human characteristics of road users. • Different vehicle classes have different speed and acceleration characteristics, different dimensions and weight . • Human factor includes the physical, mental and psychological characteristics of driver and pedestrian.Design hourly volume and capacity • Traffic flow fluctuating with time • Low value during offpeak hours to the highest value during the peak hour. • It is uneconomical to design the roadway for peak traffic flow. Environmental factors Aesthetics Landscaping Air pollution Noise pollutionPavement surface characteristics Pavement surface depend on the type of pavement which is decided based on the, • Availability of material • Volume and composition of traffic • Soil subgrade • Climatic condition • Construction facility • Cost consideration The important surface characteristics are:  Friction  Pavement unevenness  Light reflecting characteristics  Drainage of surface waterfriction • Skidding: when the path travelled along the road surface is more than the circumferential movement of the wheels due to their rotation. • Slipping: when a wheel revolves more than the corresponding longitudinal movement along the road. Factors affecting the friction or skid resistance • Types of pavement surface • Roughness of pavement • Condition of the pavement: wet or dry • Type and condition of tyre • Speed of the vehicle • Brake efficiency • Load and tyre pressure • Temperature of tyre and pavementSmooth and worn out tyres offer higher friction factor on dry pavement but new tyre with good threds gives higher friction factor on wet pavement IRC recommended the longitudinal co efficient of friction varies 0.35 to 0.4 and lateral coefficient of friction of 0.15Pavement unevenness • Higher operating speed are possible on even surface than uneven surface. • It affects,  Vehicle operation cost  Comfort and safety  Fuel consumption  Wear and tear of tyres and other moving parts • It is commonly measure by an equipment call “Bump Integrator” • Bump integrator is the cumulative measure of vertical undulations of the pavement surface recorded per unit horizontal length. • 250 cm/km for a speed of 100kmph and more than 350 cm/km considered very unsatisfactory even at speed of 50 kmph.Unevenness of pavement surface may be caused by In adequate compaction of the fill, subgrade and pavement layers. Unscientific construction practices including the use of boulder stones and bricks as soiling course over loose subgrade soil. Use of inferior pavement material. Improper surface and subsurface drainage. Improper construction machinery. Poor maintenanceLight reflecting characteristics • Night visibility very much depends upon the light reflecting characteristics of the pavement surface • The glare caused by the reflection of head light is high on wet pavement surface than on dry pavement particularly in case of black top pavement or flexible pavement. • Light colored or white pavement or rigid pavement surface give good visibility at night particularly during the rain, and produces glare or eye strain during bright sunlight.Highway cross section elements • Carriageway• Side slope • Shoulder• Kerb • Roadway width• Guard rail • Right of way• Side drain • Building line• Other facilities • Control line • Median • Camber/ cross slope • CrownCarriageway: • It is the travel way which is used for movement of vehicle, it takes the vehicular loading . • It may be cement concrete road or bituminous pavement. • Width of carriageway is determined on the basis of the width of the vehicle and the minimum side clearance for safety. • As per IRC specification, the maximum width of vehicle is 2.44m,minimum clearance of 0.68 in case of single lane and 1.02m in case of double lane. WIDTH OF CARRIAGEWAY SL. NO. Class of road Width of carriageway in‘m’ 1 Single lane 3.75 2 Two lane without raised kerbs 7.0 3 Two lane with raised kerbs 7.5 4 Intermediate lane 5.5 5 Multilane pavement 3.5/lane WIDTH OF ROADWAY OF VARIOUS CLASSES OF ROADS SL. No. Road classification Roadway wisth Plane and rolling terrain Mountainous and steep terrain 1 NH SH a) Single lane 12 6.25 b) two lane 12 6.25 2 MDR a) Single lane 9 4.75 b) two lane 9 4.75 3 ODR a) Single lane 7.5 4.75 b) two lane 9 4.75 4 Village roadssingle lane 7.5 4Two lane twoway road carriagewayShoulder: • It is provided along the road edge to serve as an emergency lane for vehicle. • It act as a service lane for vehicles that have broken down. • The minimum shoulder width of 4.6 m so that a truck stationed at the side of the shoulder would have a clearance of 1.85m from the pavement edge. • IRC recommended the minimum shoulder width is 2.5 m • It should have sufficient load bearing capacity even in wet weather. • The surface of the should be rougher than the traffic lanes so that vehicles are discouraged to use the shoulder as a regular traffic. • The colour should be different from that of the pavement so as to be distinct. shoulder Cycle track FootpathTreated shoulder unTreated shoulderWidth of the roadway or formation width: • It is the sum of the width of the carriageway or pavement including separators if any and the shoulders. Right of way: • It is the total area of land acquired for the road along its alignment. • It depends on the importance of the road and possible future development. • It is desirable to acquire more width of land as the cost of adjoining land invariably increases very much , soon after the new highway is constructed. Building lane: • In order to reserve sufficient space for future development of roads, It is desirable to control the building activities on either side of the road boundary, beyond the land width acquired for the land. Control lines: • In addition to “building line”, it is desirable to control the nature of building upto further “set back distance” .Traffic separators or median: • The main function is to prevent head on collision between the vehicle moving in opposite direction. • Channelize traffic into streams at intersection. • Segregate slow traffic and to protect pedestrians. • IRC recommends a minimum desirable width of 5 m and may be reduce to 3 m where land is restricted. • The minimum width of median in urban area is 1.2m.4lane divided carriage way or dual carriage way Median/ separatorCross slope or camber: • It is the slope provided to the road surface in the transverse direction to drain off the rain water from the road surface. • To prevent the entry of surface water into the subgrade soil through pavement. • To prevent the entry of water into the bituminous pavement layer. • To remove the rain water from the pavement surface as quick as possible and to allow the pavement to get dry soon after the rain. • It is expressed as a percentage or 1V:Nh. • It depends on the pavement surface and amount of rainfall.Shape of the cross slope: • Parabolic shape(fast moving vehicle) • Straight line • Combination of parabolic and straight line Recommended values of camber for different types of road surface Sl no. Type of road surface Range of camber in areas of rain fall range heavy light 1 Cement concrete and high type 1 in 50(2) 1 in 60(1.7) bituminous pavement 2 Thin bituminous surface 1 in 40(2.5) 1 in 50(2) 3 Water bound macadam(WBM) and gravel I in 33(3) 1 in 40(2.5) pavement 4 Earth 1 in 25(4) 1 in 33(3)EXAMPLE1 In a district where the rainfall is heavy, major district road of WBM pavement, 3.8 m wide, and a state highway of bituminous concrete pavement, 7.0 m wide are to be constructed. What should be the height of the crown with respect to the edges in these two cases Too steep slope is not desirable because of the fallowing reasons • Uncomfortable side thrust and unequal wear of the tyres as well as road surface. • Problem of toppling over highly laden bullock cart and truck. • Tendency of most of vehicle travel along the centre line. Kerb: • It indicates the boundary between the pavement and shoulder. • It is desirable to provide kerbs in urban areas. • It is of three types 1Low or mountable kerb: • It allow the driver to enter the shoulder area with little difficulty. • The height of the this type of shoulder kerb is about 10 cm above the pavement edge with slope to help the vehicle climb the kerb easily.2Semibarrier kerb: • It is provided on the periphery of a roadway where the pedestrian traffic is high. • Height of about 15 cm above the pavement edge with a batter of 1:1 on the top 7.5 cm. • It prevents parking the vehicle but during emergency it is possible to drive over this kerb with some difficulty. 3Barrier type kerb: • It is provided in builtup area adjacent to the foot paths with considerable pedestrian traffic. • The height of the kerb is about 20 cm above the pavement edge with a steep batter of 1V:0.25H.kerbGuard rail • It is provided at the edge of the shoulder when the road is constructed on a fill exceeds 3 m. • It is also provided on horizontal curve so as to provide a better night visibility of the curves under the head light of the vehicle. Guard railRoad margins Parking lane: • These are provided on urban roads to allow kerb parking • As far as possible only parallel parking should be allowed as it is safer for moving vehicle. • It should have sufficient width say 3m Lay bay: • These are provided near the public conveniences with guide map to enable driver to stop clear off the carriageway. • It has 3m width,30m length with 15m end tapers on both sides. Bus bays: • These may be provided by recessing the kerb to avoid conflict with moving traffic. • It is located atleast 75m away from the intersection.Frontage road: • These are provided to give access to properties along an important highway with control access to express way or free way • It may run parallel to the highway and are isolated by separator. Driveway: • It connect the highway with commercial establishment like fuel stations, service stations etc… • It should be located away from the intersection. Cycle track: • It provided in urban areas when the volume of cycle traffic on the road is very high. • A minimum width of 2m is provided for cycle track. Footpath: • These are provided in urban areas when the vehicular as well as pedestrian traffic are heavy. • To protect the pedestrian and decrease accident. • Minimum width of 1.5m is provided.Bus baysFrontage roadc/s of highway in hilly areac/s of road in builtup areaC/S of Flexible pavement C/S of Rigid pavementc/s of road in cuttingGuard railsBibliography • Khanna, S. K., Justo, C. E. G. “Highway engineering”. Nem Chand Bros. • IRC Codes.TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERINGI PCCI4302 Lecture 3 Sight Distance Horizontal Alignment Civil Engineering Department College of Engineering and Technology(CET) Bhubaneswar SIGHT DISTNCE • Sight distance available from a point is the actual distance along the road surface, which a driver from a specified height above the carriageway has visibility of stationary or moving objects. OR • It is the length of road visible ahead to the driver at any instance.Types of sight distance • Stopping or absolute minimum sight distance(SSD) • Safe overtaking or passing sight distance (OSD) • Safe sight distance for entering into uncontrolled intersection. • Intermediate sight distance • Head light sight distanceStopping sight distance: • The minimum sight distance available on a highway at any spot should be of sufficient length to stop a vehicle traveling at design speed, safely without collision with any other obstruction. Over taking sight distance: • The minimum distance open to the vision of the driver of a vehicle intending to overtake slow vehicle ahead with safety against the traffic of opposite direction is known as the minimum overtaking sight distance (OSD) or the safe passing sight distance. Sight distance at intersection: • Driver entering an uncontrolled intersection (particularly unsignalised Intersection) has sufficient visibility to enable him to take control of his vehicle and to avoid collision with another vehicle.Intermediate sight distance: • This is defined as twice the stopping sight distance. When overtaking sight distance can not be provided, intermediate sight distance is provided to give limited overtaking opportunities to fast vehicles. Head light sight distance: • This is the distance visible to a driver during night driving under the illumination of the vehicle head lights. This sight distance is critical at upgradients and at the ascending stretch of the valley curves.Stopping Sight Distance • SSD is the minimum sight distance available on a highway at any spot having sufficient length to enable the driver to stop a vehicle traveling at design speed, safely without collision with any other obstruction. It depends on: • Feature of road ahead • Height of driver’s eye above the road surface(1.2m) • Height of the object above the road surface(0.15m)Criteria for measurement • (h) •Height of driver’s eye above road surface (H) •Height of object above road surface(h) H h IRC • H = 1.2m • h = 0.15mFactors affecting the SSD • Total reaction time of driver • Speed of vehicle • Efficiency of brakes • Frictional resistance between road and tyre • Gradient of road Total reaction time of driver: • It is the time taken from the instant the object is visible to the driver to the instant the brake is effectively applied, it divide into types 1. Perception time 2. Brake reaction timePerception time: • it is the time from the instant the object comes on the line of sight of the driver to the instant he realizes that the vehicle needs to be stopped. Brake reaction time: • The brake reaction also depends on several factor including the skill of the driver, the type of the problems and various other environment factor. • Total reaction time of driver can be calculated by “PIEV” theory“PIEV” Theory Total reaction time of driver is split into four parts: • Pperception IE • Iintellection • EEmotion • VVolition P Vperception • It is the time required for the sensation received by the eyes or ears to be transmitted to the brain through the nervous system and spinal chord. Intellection: • It is the time required for understanding the situation. Emotion: • It is the time elapsed during emotional sensation and disturbance such as fear, anger or any other emotional feeling such as superstition etc, with reference to the situation. Volition: • It is the time taken for the final action Total reaction time of driver may be vary from 0.5 sec to 4 secAnalysis of SSD • The stopping sight distance is the sum of lag distance and the braking distance. Lag distance: • It is the distance, the vehicle traveled during the reaction time • If ‘V’ is the design speed in m/sec and ‘t’ is the total reaction time of the driver in seconds, Lag distance=0.278 V.t meters lag distance = v.t metres. Where “v” in Kmph, Where “v” in m/sec t=2.5 sec T= time in sec=2.5 secBraking distance : • It is the distance traveled by the vehicle after the application of brake. For a level road this is obtained by equating the work done in stopping the vehicle and the kinetic energy of the vehicle. • work done against friction force in stopping the vehicle is F x l = f W l, where W is the total weight of the vehicle. • The kinetic energy at the design speed of v m/sec will be ½ m. v²Braking distance= v²/2gf SSD=lag distance + braking distance SSD=0.278V.t + v²/254f Table 2.6: Coefficient of longitudinal friction Speed, kmph 30 40 50 60 ˃80 Longitudinal coefficient of 0.40 0.38 0.37 0.36 0.35 friction • Twoway traffic single lane road: SSD=2SSD • In oneway traffic with single or more lane or two way traffic with more than single lane: Minimum SSD= SSDExample1 • Calculate the safe stopping sight distance for design speed of 50kmph for(a) twoway traffic on two lane road (b)twoway traffic on single lane road Example2 • Calculate the minimum sight distance required to avoid a head on collision of two cars approaching from opposite direction at 90 and 60kmph.coefficient friction of 0.7 and a brake efficiency of 50, in either case Example3 • Calculate the stopping sight distance on a highway at a descending gradient of 2 for design speed of 80 kmph, assume other data as per IRC specification.OVERTAKING SIGHT DISTANCE • The minimum distance open to the vision of the driver of a vehicle intending to overtake slow vehicle ahead with safety against the traffic of opposite direction is known as the minimum overtaking sight distance (OSD) or the safe passing sight distance. • The overtaking sight distance or OSD is the distance measured along the centre of the road which a driver with his eye level 1.2 m above the road surface can see the top of an object 1.2 m above the road surface.Factors affecting the OSD • speeds of  overtaking vehicle  overtaken vehicle  the vehicle coming from opposite direction, if any. • Distance between the overtaking and overtaken vehicles. • Skill and reaction time of the driver • Rate of acceleration of overtaking vehicle • Gradient of the roadAnalysis of OSD • Fallow the Fig. 4.14, p96 of highway engineering by S.K. Khanna and C.E.G. Justo • d1 is the distance traveled by overtaking vehicle “A” during the reaction time t sec of the driver from position A1 to A2. • D2 is the distance traveled by the vehicle A from A2 to A3 during the actual overtaking operation, in time T sec. • D3 is the distance traveled by oncoming vehicle C from C1 to C2 during the over taking operation of A, i.e. T sec. • B is the overtaken or slow moving vehicle.Cont… • B is the overtaken or slow moving vehicle moving with uniform speed Vb m/sec or Vb Kmph; • C is a vehicle coming from opposite direction at the design speed V m/sec or V kmph • The distance traveled by the vehicle A during this reaction time is d1 and is between the positions A1 and A2. this distance will be equal to Vb.t meter • where t is the reaction time of the driver in second= 2 sec.OSD = d1+ d2+ d3 OSD = 0.28 Vb. t +0.28Vb .T + 2s + 0.28 V.T S = SPACING OF VEHICLES = (0.2 V b+ 6) T= √ 4x3.6s / A = √ 14.4s /A If the speed of the overtaken vehicle is not given Vb=(V16) kmph, where V= speed of overtaking vehicle in kmph The minimum overtaking sight distance = d1+d2+d3 for twoway traffic. On divide highways and on roads with one way traffic regulation, the overtaking distance = d1+d2 as no vehicle is expected from the opposite direction.Overtaking Zones • It is desirable to construct highways in such a way that the length of road visible ahead at every point is sufficient for safe overtaking. This is seldom practicable and there may be stretches where the safe overtaking distance can not be provided. But the overtaking opportunity for vehicles moving at design speed should be given at frequent intervals. These zones which are meant for overtaking are called overtaking zones. • The minimum length of overtaking zone should be three time the safe overtaking distance i.e., 3 (d1+d2) for one way roads and 3(d1+d2+d3) for twoway roads. • Desirable length of overtaking zones is kept five times the overtaking sight distance. i.e., 5(d1+d2) for oneway roads and 5(d1+d2+d3) for twoway roads.Example1 The speed of the overtaking and overtaken vehicle are 70 and 40 kmph, respectively on a two way traffic road. If the accleration of overtaking vehicle is 0.99 m/sec², a) Calculate safe overtaking sight distance b) Calculate the minimum and desirable length of overtaking zone c) Draw the neatsketch of the overtaking zone and show the position of the sign post. Example2 Calculate the safe overtaking sight distance for a design speed of 96 kmph, assume all other data suitableDESIGN OF HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENTHorizontal curveHorizontal Curves • A horizontal highway curve is a curve in plan to provide change in direction to the central line of a road. When a vehicle traverses a horizontal curve, the centrifugal force acts horizontally outwards through the centre of gravity of the vehicle. • P = W v²∕gR • Where, • P = centrifuge force, kg • W = weight of the vehicle, kg • R = radius of the circular curve, m • v = speed of vehicle, m/sec • g = acceleration due to gravity = 9.8 m/secP=mv²/gR h A B F W bCont….. • P/W is known as the centrifugal ratio or the impact factor. The centrifuge ratio is thus equal to v²∕gR • The centrifugal force acting on a vehicle negotiating a horizontal curve has two effects  Tendency to overturn the vehicle outwards about the outer wheels  Tendency to skid the vehicle laterally, outwards Overturning effect • The equilibrium condition for overturning will occur when Ph = Wb/2, or when P/W = b/2h. This means that there is danger of overturning when the centrifugal when the centrifugal ratio P/W or v²/gR attains a values of b/2h.Transverse skidding effect • P = FA+ FB= f(RA+RB) =fW • Since P = f W, the centrifugal ratio P/W is equal to ‘f ‘. In other words when the centrifugal ratio attains a value equal to the coefficient of lateral friction there is a danger of lateral skidding. • Thus to avoid overturning and lateral skidding on a horizontal curve, the centrifugal ratio should always be less than b/2h and also ‘f’ • ‘f’ is less than b/2h.The vehicle would skid and not overturn • b/2h is lower than ‘f’The vehicle would overturn on the outer side before skiddingSuperelevation • In order to counteract the effect of centrifugal force and to reduce the tendency of the vehicle to overturn or skid, the outer edge of the pavement is raised with respect to the inner edge, thus providing a transverse slope throughout the length of the horizontal curve, this transverse inclination to the pavement surface is known as Superelevation or cant or banking. • The Superelevation ‘e’ is expressed as the ratio of the height of outer edge with respect to the horizontal width.E=eB BSuperelevation R v P (centrifugal force) e W 1 ft α 2 2  WV WV  W sin f W cos sin cos  gR gR  ≈Analysis of Superelevation • The force acting on the vehicle while moving on a circular curve of radius R meters, at speed of v m/sec are • The centrifugal force P = Wv²/gR acting horizontal outwards through the centre of gravity, CG • The weight W of the vehicle acting vertically downloads through the CG • The frictional force developed between the wheels and the pavement counteractions transversely along the pavement surface towards the centre of the curveSuperelevation cont… 2 2  WV WV  W sin f W cos sin cos  gR gR  2 V OR Dividing Cos α on both sides tan f1 f tan gR 2 V OR (1fe)=10.15x.o7=0.99≈ 1 e f1 fe gR 2 V OR R gfe 2 2 V OR V e f OR e f gR 127R V in m/Sec V in kmph R in ‘m’ R in ‘m’Cont… • e = rate of Superelevation = tan Ө • f = design value of lateral friction coefficient = 0.15 • v = speed of the vehicle, m/sec • R = radius of the horizontal curve, mg = acceleration due to gravity = 9.8 m/sec²Maximum Superelevation • In the case of heavily loaded bullock carts and trucks carrying less dense materials like straw or cotton, the centre of gravity of the loaded vehicle will be relatively high and it will not be safe for such vehicles to move on a road with a high rate of Superelevation. Because of the slow speed, the centrifugal force will be negligibly small in the case of bullock carts. Hence to avoid the danger of toppling of such loaded slow moving vehicles, it is essential to limit the value of maximum allowable Superelevation. • Indian Roads Congress had fixed the maximum limit of Superelevation in plan and rolling terrains and is snow bound areas as 7.0 . • On hill roads not bound by snow a maximum Superelevation upto 10 . • On urban road stretches with frequent intersections, it may be necessary to limit the maximum Superelevation to 4.0 .Minimum Superelevation • From drainage consideration it is necessary to have a minimum cross to drain off the surface water. If the calculated Superelevation is equal to or less than the camber of the road surface, then the minimum Superelevation to be provided on horizontal curve may be limited to the camber of the surface.Design ofSuperelevation • Step1: The Superelevation for 75 percent of design speed (v m/sec/kmph) is calculated neglecting the friction. 2 V 2 (0.75V ) e e 225R 127R • Step2: If the calculated value of ‘e’ is less than 7 or 0.07 the value so obtained is provided. If the value of ‘e’ as step1 exceeds 0.07 then provides maximum Superelevation equal to 0.07 and proceed with step 3 or 4. • Step3: Check the coefficient of friction of friction developed for the maximum value of e =0.07 at the full value of design speed. 2 V f 0.07 127R • If the value of f thus calculated is less than 0.15 the Superelevation of 0.07 is safe for the design speed. If not, calculate the restricted speed as given in step 4.Cont…. • Step4 The allowable speed (Va m/sec. or Va Kmph) at The curve is calculated by considering the design coefficient of lateral friction and the maximum Superelevation. • e+f=0.07+0.15=va²/127R • If the allowed speed, as calculated above is higher than the design speed, then the design is adequate and provides a Superelevation of ‘e’ equal to 0.07. • If the allowable speed is less than the design speed, the speed is limited to the allowed speed Va kmph calculated above and Appropriate warning sign and speed limit regulation sign are installed to restrict and regulate the speed.Attainment of superelevation Splitup into two parts:: • Elimination of crown of the cambered section • Rotation of pavement to attain full superelevation Elimination of crown of the cambered section st 1 Method: Outer edge rotated about the crownAttainment of superelevation Disadvantages • Small length of road – cross slope less than camber • Drainage problem in outer half nd 2 Method: Crown shifted outwards Disadvantages • Large negative superelevation on outer half • Drivers have the tendency to run the vehicle along shifted crownAttainment of superelevation Rotation of pavement to attain full superelevation st 1 Method: Rotation about the C/L (depressing the inner edge and raising the outer edge each by half the total amount of superelevation) Advantages • Earthwork is balanced • Vertical profile of the C/L remains unchanged Disadvantages • Drainage problem: depressing the inner edge below the general levelAttainment of superelevation nd 2 Method: Rotation about the Inner edge (raising both the centre as well as outer edge – outer edge is raised by the total amount of superelevation) Advantages • No drainage problem Disadvantages • Additional earth filling • C/L of the pavement is also raised (vertical alignment of the road is changed)Example1 • The radius of horizontal circular curve is 100m. The design speed is 50kmph and the design coefficient of lateral friction is 0.15.  Calculate the superelevation required if full lateral friction is assumed to develop  Calculate the coefficient of friction needed if no superelevation is provided.  Calculate the equilibrium superelevation if the pressure on inner and outer wheels should be equal. Example2: • A two lane road with design speed 80kmph has horizontal curve of radius 480m. Design the rate of superelevation for mixed traffic. By how much should the outer edges of the pavement be raised with respect to the centre line , if the pavement is rotated with respect to the centre line. Exapmle3: • Design the super elevation for a horizontal highway curve of radius 500m and speed 100kmph Example4 • The design speed of highway is 80kmph. There is horizontal curve of radius 200m on a certain locality. Calculate the superelevation needed to maintain this speed.Radius of Horizontal Curve • The ruling minimum radius of the curve for ruling design speed v m/sec. or V kmph is given by. 2 V R Rulling 127(e f ) • According to the earlier specifications of the IRC, the ruling minimum radius of the horizontal curve was calculated from a speed value, 16 kmph higher than the design speed i,e., (V+16) kmph.Example1 • Calculate the values of ruling minimum and absolute minimum radius of horizontal curve of a national highway in plane terrain. Assume ruling design speed and minimum design speed values as 100 and 80 kmph respectively.Widening of Pavement on Horizontal Curves • On horizontal corves, especially when they are not of very large radii, it is common to widen the pavement slightly more than the normal width, • Widening is needed for the following reasons : The driver experience difficulties in steering around the curve. The vehicle occupies a greater width as the rear wheel don’t track the front wheel. known as ‘Off tracking’ For greater visibility at curve, the driver have tendency not to follow the central path of the lane, but to use the outer side at the beginning of the curve. While two vehicle cross or overtake at horizontal curve there is psychological tendency to maintain a greater clearance between the vehicle for safety. Off tracking • An automobile has a rigid wheel base and only the front wheels can be turned, when this vehicle takes a turn to negotiate a horizontal curve, the rear wheel do not follow the same path as that of the front wheels. This phenomenon is called off tracking. • The required extra widening of the pavement at the horizontal curves depends on the length of the wheel base of the vehicle ‘l’, radius of the curve ‘R’ and the psychological factors. Analysis of extra widening on curves • It is divided into two parts; Mechanical widening (Wm): the widening required to account for the off tracking due to the rigidity of wheel base is called mechanical widening Psychological widening (Wps): extra width of the pavement is also provided for psychological reasons such as , to provide for greater maneuverability of steering at high speed, to allow for the extra space for overhangs of vehicles and to provide greater clearance for crossing and overturning vehicles on curve. • Total widening W = Wps+ WmMechanical Widening W m W = R – R m 2 1 B R 1 From Δ OAB, 2 2 2 OA = OB – BA R 2 2 l 2 2 l R = R – l 1 2 C O A 2 2 2 (R – W ) = R – l 2 m 2 2 l = W (2 R – W ) m 2 m 2 W = l / (2 R – W ) m 2 m 2 W = l / 2 R (Approx.) m or Wm=nl²/2RWhere, R = Mean radius of the curve in m, n=no. of traffic lanes R = Mean radius of the curve, m l = Length of Wheel base of longest vehicle , m ( l = 6.0 m or 6.1m for commercial vehicles) V= design speed, kmphPsychological Widening V W Ps (Empirical formula) 9.5 R V = Design speed of the vehicle, km/h R = Radius of the curve, m Total extra widening = Mechanical widening +Psychological Widening 2 nl V W e 2R 9.5 RMethod of introducing extra widening • With transition curve: increase the width at an approximately uniform rate along the transition curve the extra width should be continued over the full length of circular curve • Without transition curves: provide twothird widening on tangent and the remaining onethird on the circular curve beyond the tangent point • With transition curve: Widening is generally applied equally on both sides of the carriageway • Without transition curve: the entire widening should be done on inner side • On sharp curves of hill roads: the entire widening should be done on inner side Method of introducing extra widening Follow Fig 4.27, p123Example1 • Calculate the extra widening required for a pavement of width 7m on a horizontal curve of radius 250m if the longest wheel base of vehicle expected on the road is 7.0 m. design speed is 70 kmph. Example2 • Find the total width of two lane road on a horizontal curve for a new National highway to be aligned along a rolling terrain with a ruling minimum radius having ruling design speed of 80 kmph. Assume necessary data as per IRCHorizontal transition curves • When a non circular curve is introduce between a straight and a circular curve has a varying radius which decreases from infinity at the straight end (tangent point) to the desired radius of the circular curve at the other end (curve point) for the gradual introduction of centrifugal force is known as transition curve. Circular curve Straight curveObjectives for providing transition curve  To introduce gradually the centrifugal force between the tangent point and the beginning of the circular curve, avoiding sudden jerk on the vehicle. This increases the comfort of passengers.  To enable the driver turn the steering gradually for his own comfort and security  To provide gradual introduction of super elevation  To provide gradual introduction of extra widening.  To enhance the aesthetic appearance of the road.Type of transition curve • spiral or clothoid • cubic parabola Follow the Fig4.29, p126 of highway Engineering by S.K. Khanna and C.E.G. • Lemniscate Justo • IRC recommends spiral as the transition curve because it fulfills the requirement of an ideal transition curve, that is; rate of change or centrifugal acceleration is consistent Radius of the transition curve is infinity at the straight edge and changes to R at the curve point (Ls ᾳ1/R)and calculation and field implementation is very easy.Length of transition curve • Case1:Rate of change of centrifugal acceleration 3 0.0215V L S CR 80 0.5 C 0.8 C (75V ) • Where, Ls= length of transition curve in ‘m’ C= allowable rate of change of centrifugal accleration, m/ sec² R= Radius of the circular curve in ‘m’case2:Rate of introduction of superelevation • If the pavement is rotated about the center line. Ls=EN/2=eN/2(W+We) • If the pavement is rotated about the inner edge Ls= EN= eN(W+We) • Where W is the width of pavement • We is the extra widening • Rate of change of superelevation of 1 in Ncase3:By empirical formula • According to IRC standards: For plane and rolling terrain: 2 2.7V L S R For mountainous and steep terrain: 2 V L S R The design length of transition curve(Ls) will be the highest value of case1,2 and 3Shift of the transition curve Shift of the transition curve ‘S’ 2 L s S 24RExample1 • Calculate the length of the transition curve and shift using the following data; Design speed= 65 kmph Radius of circular curve= 220 m Allowable rate of superelevation= 1 in 150 Pavement rotated about the centre line of the pavment Pavement width including extra widening= 7.5 m Example2 • A national highway passing through rolling terrain in heavy rain fall area has a horizontal curve of radius 500 m. Design the length of transition curve using the fallowing data.  Design speed of vehicle= 80 kmph  Allowable rate of superelevation= 1 in 150  Pavement rotated about the inner edge of the pavment.  Pavement width excluding extra widening= 7 m.Setback distance on horizontal curve Where there are sight obstruction like buildings, cut slope or trees on the inner sides of the curves, either SSD the obstruction should be removed or the alignment should be changed in order to provide adequate sight distance. If it is not possible to m’ provide adequate sight distance on the curves on existing roads, regulatory sign should be installed to control the traffic suitably. Obstruction R clearance distance or setback distance is the distance required from the centre line of a horizontal curve to an obstruct on the inner side α of the of the curve to provide adequate sight distanceCaseI: if length of curve (Lc ) sight distance(S) ' m' R (Rd)cos 2 ' 180S  2 2 (Rd) Where, M’ = setback distance d = the distance between the centre line of the road and the centre line of the inside lane in ‘m’ R = radius of the curve in ‘m’ α = angle subtended by the arc length ‘S’ at the centreCaseII: if length of curve (Lc ) sight distance(S) SL '' C m' R (Rd)cos Sin 2 2 2 ' 180L C  2 2 (Rd) Where ‘Lc’ is the length of curve and ‘S’ is the sight distanceExample1: • There is a horizontal curve of radius 400 m and length 200 m on this highway. Compute the setback distance required from the centre line on the inner side of the curve so as to provide for Stopping sight distance of 90 m Safe overtaking distance of 300 m Distance between the centre line of the road and the inner lane is 1.9 m. Example2: • A state highway passing through a rolling terrain has a horizontal curve of radius equal to the ruling minimum radius for a ruling design speed of 80 kmph. calculate the setback distance required from the centre line on the inner side of the curve so as to provide for minimum SSD and ISD. Curve resistance The automobiles are steered by turning the front wheels, but the rear wheels do not turn. When a vehicle driven by rear wheels move on a horizontal curve, the direction of rotation of rear and front wheels are different and so there is some losses in the tractive froce. thus the loss of tractive force due to turning of a vehicle on a horizontal curve , which is termed as curve resistance will be equal to (T T cos α) or T (1cos α) and will depend on turning angle αBibliography • Khanna, S. K., Justo, C. E. G. “Highway engineering”. Nem Chand Bros. • IRC Codes.TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERINGI PCCI4302 Lecture4 Vertical Alignment Civil Engineering Department College of Engineering and Technology(CET) Bhubaneswar Vertical alignment The vertical alignment is the elevation or profile of the centre line of the road. The vertical alignment consist of grade and vertical curve and it influence the vehicle speed, acceleration, sight distance and comfort in vehicle movements at high speed.Gradient • It is the rate of rise or fall along the length of the road with respect to the horizontal. It is expressed as a ratio of 1 in x (1 vertical unit to x horizontal unit). Some times the gradient is also expressed as a percentage i.e. n (n in 100). • Represented by: +n + 1 in X (+ve or Ascending) valley or n 1 in X (ve or descending) summitTypical Gradients (IRC) • Ruling Gradient • Limiting Gradient • Exceptional gradient • Minimum Gradient • Ruling gradient (design gradient): • It is the maximum gradient within which the designer attempts to design the vertical profile of road, it depends on  Type of terrain  Length of grade  Speed  Pulling power of vehicles  Presence of horizontal curves  Mixed trafficLimiting Gradient: • Steeper than ruling gradient. In hilly roads, it may be frequently necessary to exceed ruling gradient and adopt limiting gradient, it depends on  Topography  Cost in constructing the road Exceptional Gradient: • Exceptional gradient are very steeper gradients given at unavoidable situations. They should be limited for short stretches not exceeding about 100 m at a stretch. critical length of the grade: • The maximum length of the ascending gradient which a loaded truck can operate without undue reduction in speed is called critical length of the grade. A speed of 25 kmph is a reasonable value. This value depends on the size, power, load, initial speed. Minimum gradient • This is important only at locations where surface drainage is important. Camber will take care of the lateral drainage. But the longitudinal drainage along the side drains require some slope for smoothflow of water. Therefore minimum gradient is provided for drainage purpose and it depends on the rain fall, type of soil and other site conditions. • A minimum of 1 in 500 may be sufficient for concrete drain and 1 in 200 for open soil drains.Value of gradient as per IRC Terrain Ruling Limiting Exceptional gradient gradient gradient 3.3 5 6.70 Plain and Rolling (1 in 30) 5 6 7 Mountainous terrain (1 in 20) 5 6 7 Steep terrain up to (1 in 20) 3000m (MSL) 6 7 8 (1 in 16.7) Steep terrain ( 3000m)SUMMIT CURVE Length of summit curve(L) for SSD • Case1(L SSD) 2 2 NS NS L or 2 L  2H 2h 4.4 • Case2(L SSD) 2 4.4  2H 2h or L 2S L 2S N Nlength of summit curve for OSD • Case1(L OSD) 2 2 NS NS L L or 9.6 8H • Case2(L OSD) 9.6 8H L 2S or L 2S N N S=sight distance i.e. SSD, OSD or ISD N= deviation angle i.e. algebraic difference between two grade H=height of driver eye above the carriageway i.e. 1.2 m h=height of driver eye above the carriageway i.e. 0.15 mVALLEY CURVE Length of valley curve for comfort condition: 1 3 2  V  OR N   3.6   L 2 1  C 3 2  L 0.38NV  N= deviation angle i.e. algebraic difference between two grade C= rate of change of centrifugal acceleration may be taken as 0.6 m/sec³ V= speed of vehicle in kmphLength of valley curve for head light sight distance • Case1(L SSD) 2 2 NS NS OR L L 2h 2S tan1.5 0.035S 1 • Case2(L SSD) 1.5 0.035S 2h 2S tan 1 OR L 2S L 2S N N h1=height of head light above the carriesway α= inclination of focused portion of the beam of light w.r.t horizontal or beam angle . N= deviation angle i.e. algebraic difference between two grade. S=head light distance is equal to SSDExample 1 • A vertical summit curve is formed at the intersection of two gradient, +3 and 5. Design the length of summit curve to provide a SSD for a design speed of 80 kmph. Assume any other data as per IRC. Example2 • A vertical summit curve is to be designed when two grades, +1/50 and 1/80 meet on a highway. The SSD and OSD required are 180 and 640 m respectively. But due to the site conditions the length of the vertical curve has to be restricted to a maximum value of 500 m if possible. Calculate the length of the summit curve needed to fulfil the requirements of SSD , OSD or atleast ISD.Example3 • A valley is formed by a descending grade of 1 in 25 meeting an ascending grade of 1 in 30. design the length of valley curve to fulfill both comfort condition and head light distance requirements for a design speed of 80 kmph. Assume allowable rate of change of centrifugal acceleration is 0.6 m/sec3 Example4 • An ascending gradient of 1 in 100 meets a descending gradient of 1 in 120. a summit curve is to be designed for a speed of 80 kmph so as to have an OSD of 470 m.Grade compensation • At the horizontal curve ,due to the turning angle α of the vehicle, the curve resistance develop is equal to T(1Cos α). When there is a horizontal curve in addition to the gradient, there will be a increase in resistance to fraction due to both gradient and curve. It is necessary that in such cases the total resistance due to grade and the curve should not exceeded the resistance due to maximum value of the gradient specified. • Maximum value generally taken as ruling gradientCont…. • Thus grade compensation can be defined as the reduction in gradient at the horizontal curve because of the additional tractive force required due to curve resistance (T−Tcosα), which is intended to offset the extra tractive force involved at the curve. • IRC gave the following specification for the grade compensation. 1. Grade compensation is not required for grades flatter than 4 because the loss of tractive force is negligible. 2. Grade compensation is (30+R)/R , where ‘R’ is the radius of the horizontal curve in meters. 3. The maximum grade compensation is limited to 75/R.Example1 • While aligning a hilly road with a ruling gradient of 6, a horizontal curve of radius 60 m is encountered. Fond the compensated gradient at the curve.Bibliography • Khanna, S. K., Justo, C. E. G. “Highway engineering”. Nem Chand Bros. • IRC Codes.TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERINGI PCCI4302 Lecture 5 Introduction To Pavement Civil Engineering Department College of Engineering and Technology(CET) Bhubaneswar PAVEMENT • pavement is the durable surface material laid down on an area intended to sustain vehicular load or foot traffic, such as a road or walkway. • It is of two types Flexible pavement or bituminous pavement or black top pavement Rigid pavement or cement concrete pavement or white surface pavementCOMPARISON OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT RIGID PAVEMENT FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT RIGID PAVEMENT 1. Have low flexural strength 1. Have more flexural strength 2. Load is transferred by grain to 2. No such phenomenon of grain grain contact to grain load transfer exists 3. Surfacing cannot be laid directly 3. Surfacing can be directly laid on on the sub grade but a sub base the sub grade is needed 4. Thermal stresses are induced 4. No thermal stresses are induced 5. expansion joints are needed 5. expansion joints are not needed 6. Design life 2030 years 6. Design life 1015 years 7. Initial cost of construction is 7. Initial cost of construction is low high 8. Maintenance cost is high 8. Less maintenance cost 9. Road can be used for traffic 9. Road cannot be used until 14 within 24 hours days of curing 10. Damaged by Oils and Certain 10. No Damage by Oils and other Chemicals chemicalsRigid PavementFlexible pavement Rigid pavementRequirements of a pavement • Sufficient thickness to distribute the wheel load stresses to a safe value on the subgrade soil. • Structurally strong to withstand all types of stresses imposed upon it. • Adequate coefficient of friction to prevent skidding of vehicles. • Smooth surface to provide comfort to road users even at high speed. • Produce least noise from moving vehicles. • Dust proof surface so that traffic safety is not impaired by reducing visibility. • Impervious surface, so that subgrade soil is well protected. • Long design life with low maintenance cost.Distribution of pressureTypes of flexible pavements • Conventional layered flexible pavement • Full depth asphalt pavement • Contained rock asphalt mat (CRAM). • Conventional flexible pavements are layered systems with high quality expensive materials are placed in the top where stresses are high, and low quality cheap materials are placed in lower layers. • Full depth asphalt pavements are constructed by placing bituminous layers directly on the soil subgrade. This is more suitable when there is high traffic and local materials are not available. • Contained rock asphalt mats are constructed by placing dense/open graded aggregate layers in between two asphalt layers. c/s of flexible pavement c/s of rigid pavementc/s of flexible pavement Load is transferred by grain to grain contactTypical layers of a flexible pavement Seal Coat: Seal coat is a thin surface treatment used to water proof the surface and to provide skid resistance and to seal the surfacing against the ingress of water. Tack Coat: Tack coat is a very light application of asphalt, usually asphalt emulsion diluted with water. It provides proper bonding between two layer of binder is generally applied on impervious surface. Prime Coat: Prime coat is an application of low viscous liquide bituminous material over an existing porous or absorbent pavement surface like WBM. • Prime objective is to plug the capillary voids of the porous surface and to bond the loose materials on the existing surface like granular bases on which binder layer is placed. It provides bonding between two layers.Prime coat Seal coatTypical layers of a flexible pavement Surface course: • Surface course is the layer directly in contact with traffic loads and generally contains superior quality materials. They are usually constructed with dense graded asphalt concrete(AC). • It provides characteristics such as friction, smoothness, drainage, etc. Also it will prevent the entrance of excessive quantities of surface water into the underlying base, subbase and subgrade, • It provide a smooth and skid resistant riding surface, • It must be water proof to protect the entire base and subgrade from the weakening effect of water.Typical layers of a flexible pavement Binder course: • This layer provides the bulk of the asphalt concrete structure. It's chief purpose is to distribute load to the base course. • The binder course generally consists of aggregates having less asphalt and doesn't require quality as high as the surface course, so replacing a part of the surface course by the binder course results in more economical design. Base course: • The base course is the layer of material immediately beneath the surface of binder course and it provides additional load distribution and contributes to the subsurface drainage It may be composed of crushed stone and other untreated or stabilized materials.Typical layers of a flexible pavement • SubBase course: The subbase course is the layer of material beneath the base course and the primary functions are to provide structural support, improve drainage. • It may WBM or WMM • A subbase course is not always needed or used. For example, a pavement constructed over a high quality. • Subgrade: The top soil or subgrade is a layer of natural soil prepared to receive the stresses from the layers above. It is essential that at no time soil subgrade is overstressed. • It should be compacted to the desirable density, near the optimum moisture content.Types of Rigid Pavements • Jointed plain concrete pavement (JPCP), • Jointed reinforced concrete pavement (JRCP), • Continuous reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) • Prestressed concrete pavement (PCP).Types of Rigid Pavements • Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement: constructed with closely spaced contraction joints. Dowel bars or aggregate interlocks are normally used for load transfer across joints. They normally has a joint spacing of 5 to 10m. • Jointed Reinforced Concrete Pavement: reinforcements do not improve the structural capacity significantly but they can drastically increase the joint spacing to 10 to 30m. Dowel bars are required for load transfer. Reinforcements help to keep the slab together even after cracks. • Continuous Reinforced Concrete Pavement: Complete elimination of joints are achieved by reinforcement.Rigid pavement Transverse jointGranular materialsBibliography • Khanna, S. K., Justo, C. E. G. “Highway engineering”. Nem Chand Bros. • IRC Codes.TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERINGI PCCI4302 Lecture 6 Design Of Flexible Pavement IRC37:2001 Civil Engineering Department College of Engineering and Technology(CET) Bhubaneswar FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT RIGID PAVEMENTTypes of PavementsWheel Load DistributionFlexible Rigid• Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement (JPCP)LOAD DISTRIBUTIONComponents of Flexible PavementFunction and Significance of Subgrade Properties • Basement soil of road bed. • Important for structural and pavement life. • Should not deflect excessively due to dynamic loading. • May be in fill or embankment.Flexible Pavement Design IRC (372001) Basic Principles • Vertical stress or strain on subgrade • Tensile stress or strain on surface course Factors for design of pavements • Design wheel load  Static load on wheels  Contact Pressure  Load Repetition • Subgrade soil  Thickness of pavement required  Stress strain behavior under load  Moisture variation • Climatic factors:(rain fall) • Pavement component materials • Environment factors:(height of embankment and its detailed) • Traffic Characteristics • Required Cross sectional elements of the alignmentPavement Responses Under Load Axle Load Surface  SUR d SUR Base/Subbase  SUB Subgrade SoilAxle Configurations An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear Single Axle With Single Wheel Tandem Axle (Legal Axle Load = 6t) (Legal Axle Load = 18t) Single Axle With Dual Wheel (Legal Axle Load = 10t) Tridem Axle (Legal Axle Load = 24t)Truck Configuration 5 Axle Truck – 40t 2 Axle Truck – 16t LCV 4 Axle Semi Articulated – 34t 3 Axle Truck – 24tStandard Axle Single axle with dual wheels carrying a load of 80 kN (8 tonnes) is defined as standard axle 80 kN Standard AxleEvaluation Of Pavement Component Layers • Subgrade • To Receive Layers of Pavement Materials Placed over it • Plate Bearing Test • CBR Test • Triaxial Compression TestFlexible Pavement Design Using CBR Value Of Subgrade Soil  California State Highways Department Method  Required data Design Traffic in terms of cumulative number of standard axles(CSA) CBR value of subgardeTraffic Data Initial data in terms of number of commercial vehicles per day (CVPD). Traffic growth rate during design life in Design life in number of years. Distribution of commercial vehicles over the carriage wayTraffic – In Terms Of CSA (8160 Kg) During Design Life • Initial Traffic  In terms of Cumulative Vehicles/day  Based on 7 days 24 hours Classified Traffic • Traffic Growth Rate  7.5 may be AssumedDesign Life • National Highways – 15 Years • Expressways and Urban Roads – 20 Years • Other Category Roads – 10 – 15 YearsVehicle Damage Factor (VDF) Multiplier to Convert No. of Commercial Vehicles of Different Axle Loads and Axle Configurations to the Number of Standard Axle Load Repetitions indicate VDF Values n Normally = (Axle Load/8.2) n = 4 5INDICATIVE VDF VALUES Initial Traffic Terrain in terms of CV/PD Plain/Rolling Hilly 0 – 150 1.5 0.5 150 – 1500 3.5 1.5 1500 4.5 2.5Distribution Of Traffic Single Lane Roads:  Total No. of Commercial Vehicles in both Directions Twolane Single Carriageway Roads:  75 of total No. of Commercial Vehicles in both Directions Fourlane Single Carriageway Roads:  40 of the total No. of Commercial Vehicles in both Directions Dual Carriageway Roads:  for two lane dual carriage way75 of the No. of Commercial Vehicles in each Direction For three lane60 For four lane45Computation of Traffic for Use of Pavement Thickness Design Chart n 365 x A(1+r) – 1 N = x D x F r N = Cumulative No. of standard axles to be catered for the design in terms of msa D = Lane distribution factor A = Initial traffic, in the year of completion of construction, in terms of number of commercial vehicles per day =p(1r)˟ P=no. of commercial vehicle as per last count X=no. of year between the last count and the year of completion of construction F = Vehicle Damage Factor n = Design life in years r = Annual growth rate of commercial vehicles CBR Testing Machine Definition: It is the ratio of force per unit area required to penetrate a soil mass with standard circular piston at the rate of 1.25 mm/min. to that required for the corresponding penetration of a standard material. Subgrade • Soak the Specimen in Water for FOUR days and CBR to be Determined. • Use of Expansive Clays NOT to be Used as Subgrade • Nonexpansive Soil to be Preferred.Subgrade • Subgrade to be Well Compacted to Utilize its Full Strength • Top 500 mm to be Compacted to 97 of MDD (Modified Proctor). • Material Should Have a Dry Density of 1.75 gm/cc.Flexible pavement design chart (IRC) (for CSA 10 msa)Flexible Pavement Layers (IRC) (CSA 10 msa)Flexible Pavement Layers (IRC) (CSA 10 msa) Thickness composition (mm)Flexible pavement design chart (IRC) Flexible pavement layers (IRC) Flexible pavement layers (IRC) Subbase • Material – Natural Sand, Moorum, Gravel, Laterite, Kankar, Brick Metal, Crushed Stone, Crushed Slag, Crushed Concrete • GSB Close Graded / Coarse Graded • Parameters – Gradation, LL, PI, CBR • Stability and Drainage RequirementsSubbase • Min. CBR 20 Traffic upto 2 msa • Min. CBR 30 Traffic 2 msa • If GSB is Costly, Adopt WBM, WMM • Min. Thickness – 150 mm 10 msa • Min. Thickness – 200 mm 10 msaSubbase • Min. CBR – 2 • If CBR 2 Pavement Thickness for 2 CBR + Capping layer of 150 mm with Min. CBR 10 (in addition to the SubBase) • In case of Stage Construction – Thickness of GSB for Full Design LifeBase Course • Unbound Granular Bases – WBM / WMM or any other Granular Construction • Min. Thickness – 225 mm – 2 msa • Min. Thickness – 250 mm 2 msa • WBM – Min. 300 mm ( 4 layers – 75mm each) Example1 • Design the pavement for construction of a new bypass with the fallowing data:  Two lane single carriage way  Initial traffic in a year of completion of construction work (sum of both directions) = 400 CVPD  Traffic growth rate per annum = 7.5 percent  Design life = 15 years  Vehicle damage factor = 2.5 (standard axles per commercial vehicle)  Design CBR value of subgrade soil = 4 Example2 • Design the flexible pavement For Widening An Existing 2lane NH5 To 4lane Divided Road  4lane divided carriageway  Initial traffic in a year of commencement of construction work (sum of both directions) = 5600CVPD  Completion of construction work=2.5 years  Design life= 10/15yrs  Design CBR of subgrade soil = 5  Traffic growth rate = 8  Vehicle damage factor = 4.5 (Found out from axle road survey axles per CV on existing road)Design of rigid pavement as per IRC58:2002 • Stress acting on the rigid pavement are: • Wheel load stress Interior loading Edge loading Corner loading • Temperature stress Warping stress Frictional stressRadius of relative stiffness: 1 3 4  Eh l  2 12k1  • Where • l= Radius of relative stiffness • E= modulus of elasticity of cement concrete , kg/cm² • µ= poisson’s ratio for concrete= 0.15 • h= slab thickness, cm • K= modulus of subgrade reaction, kg/cm³Westergaard’s stress equation for wheel load • Stress at the interior(si) 0.316P l  s 4log1.069  i 10  2 h b   • Stress at the edge (se) 0.572P l  s 4log 0.359  e 10  2 h b   • Stress at the corner (sc) 0.6   3P a 2   s 1 c 2  h l   Where, • P= design wheel load, kg • l= Radius of relative stiffness • E= modulus of elasticity of cement concrete , kg/cm² • µ= poisson’s ratio for concrete= 0.15 • h= slab thickness, cm • K= modulus of subgrade reaction, kg/cm³ • b= radius of equivalent distribution of pressure, cm  b=a , if a/h ≥ 1.724  b= √(1.6 a²+h²) 0.675 h, when a/h 1.724 • a= radius of load contact, cmModified Westergaard’s stress equation for wheel load • Modified by ‘Teller’ 0.572P l  s1 0.544log log b 0.4048  e 10 10 2 h b   • Modified by ‘Kelley’ 1.2   3P a 2   s 1 c 2  h l   Warping stress(given by ‘Bradbury’) • Stress at the interior(sti) cc  Eet x y st i  2 2 1  • Stress at the edge (ste) C Eet C Eet y x st st Or e e 2 2 Whichever is higher • Stress at the corner (stc) Eet a st c  3 1 lWhere, • E= modulus of elasticity of cement concrete , kg/cm² • e= thermal coefficient of concrete per ºC • t= temperature difference between the top and bottom of the slab in degree C • µ= poisson’s ratio for concrete= 0.15 • Cx = Bradbury coefficient based on L/l in desire direction (IRC58:2002) • Cy = Bradbury coefficient based on B/l in right angle to the desire direction (IRC58:2002) • L = length of slab, m • B= width of slab, mFrictional stress • Frictional stress(sf) WLf s f 4 210 • Where, • sf = unit stress developed in CC pavement, kg/cm² • W= unit wt. of concrete, (about 2400 kg/cm²) • L= length of slab, m • B= width of slab, mExample1 • Calculate the stress at interior, edge and corner regions of a cement concrete pavement using westergaard’s equation. Use the fallowing data Wheel load, P=5100kg Modulus of elasticity of concrete, E=3.0x10ᶺ5 kg/cm² Pavement thickness, h=18cm Poisson’s ratio=0.15 Modulus of subgrade reaction=6.0 kg/cm3 Radius of contact area=15 cm Example2 • Compute the radius of relative stiffness of 15 cm thick cement concrete slab from the fallowing data • E=21000kg/cm2 • Poisson’s ratio=0.13 • K=3KG/cm2 or 7.5 kg/cm2Example3 • Determine the warping stress at interior, edge and corner regions in a 25 cm thick cement concrete pavement with transverse joint at 9 m interval and longitudinal joint at 3.6 m intervals. The modulus of subgrade reaction is 6.9 kg/cm² . Assume temperature difference for day condition to be 0.6ºc per cm of the slab thickness. Assume radius of loded area as 15 cm for computing warping stress at the corner. • E= 3 x 10ᶺ5 kg/cm² • e= 10 x 10ᶺ 6 per ºc • µ= 0.15Example4 • A CC pavement slab thickness 20cm is constructed over a granular subbase having modulus of subgrade reaction 15 kg/cm². the maximum temperature difference between the top and bottom of the slab during summer day and night is found to be 18ºc. The spacing between the transverse contraction joint is 4.5 m and that between the longitudinal joint is 3.5 m. the design wheel load is 5100 kg, radius of contact area is 15 cm. the coefficient of thermal expansion of CC IS 10x10ᶺ6 per ºc and friction coefficient is 1.5.calculate the warping stress at edge,interior ,corner and also calculate the friction stress. • E= 3x10ᶺ5 kg/ cm² • µ=0.15Bibliography • Khanna, S. K., Justo, C. E. G. “Highway engineering”. Nem Chand Bros. • IRC Codes.TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERINGI PCCI4302 Lecture7 Traffic Engineering Civil Engineering Department College of Engineering and Technology(CET) Bhubaneswar Traffic Engineering • It is the science of measuring traffic and travel, the study of the basic laws relating to traffic flow and generation and application of this knowledge to the professional practice of planning, designing and operating traffic systems to achieve safe and efficient movement of persons and goods. • Objective of traffic engineering: Achieve efficient ‘free and rapid’ flow of traffic Reduce the no. of accidents. • Various phases of traffic engineering are: (3Es)  Engineering (constructive i.e. geometric design of road)  Enforcement (traffic laws, regulation and control)  Education (publicity and through school and television)Scope of traffic engg. • Traffic characteristics:improvement of traffic facilities( vehicle , humanroad user) • Traffic studies and analysis • Traffic operationcontrol and regulation: laws of speed limit, installation of traffic control device • Planning and analysis • Geometric design:Horizontal and vertical curve design • Administration and management: ‘3E’conceptTraffic characteristics • Road user characteristics Physical Mental Psychological Environmental • Vehicular characteristics Vehicle dimension Weight of loaded vehicle Power of vehicle Speed of vehicle Braking characteristicsTraffic studies • Traffic studies are carried out to analyse the traffic characteristics. These studies helps in deciding the geometric design features traffic control for save and efficient traffic movement. • The various traffic survey studies generally carried out are:  Traffic volume study  Speed study  Spot speed study  Speed and delay study  Origin and destination study  Traffic flow characteristics  Traffic capacity study  Parking study  Accident studies Traffic volume study • It is the number of vehicles crossing a section of road per unit time at any selected period. • It is used as a quantity measure of flow: the commonly units are vehicles/day or vehicles/hour • The objects and the used of traffic volume study are: It is generally accepted as a true measure of the relative importance of roads and in deciding the priority for improvement and expansion. It is used in planning, traffic operation and control of existing facilities and also for planning the new facilities.Cont.. • It is used in the analysis of traffic patterns and trends. • Useful in structural design of pavement • Used in planning oneway streets and other regulatory measure. • Turning movement study used in the design of intersections, in planning signal timings, channelization and control devices. • Pedestrian traffic volume study is used for planning side walk, cross walks, subway and pedestrian signals.Counting of traffic volume • Mechanical count These may be fixed type or portable type, it is automatically record the total number of vehicle crossing a section of the road in a desired period. Other methods of working the mechanical detectors are by videos, radar detector. Advantage is that it can work throughout the day and night for the desired period. • Manual count It is possible to obtain data which can not be collected by mechanical counter such as vehicle classification, turning movement.Presentation of traffic volume data • Average annual flow: (veh/year) • Annual average daily traffic(AADT or ADT): Average daily traffic (ADT) represents the total traffic for a year divided by 365, or the average traffic volume per day.(veh/day) • Hourly average traffic: (veh/hr) • Thirtieth highest hourly volume or the design hourly volume is found from the plot between hourly volume and the number th of hours in a year that the traffic volume is exceeded. The 30 highest hourly volume is the hourly volume that will be exceeded only 29 times in a year and all other hourly volumes th of the years will be less than this volume. The 30 highest traffic volume is found to be satisfactory from both facility and economic considerations.SPEED STUDY • Spot speed: it is the instantaneous speed of a vehicle at a specified location. • Average speed: it is the average of spot speed of all vehicles passing at given points on the highway. • Space mean speed: (harmonic mean)Average speed of vehicles in a certain road length at a given instant. nL V s Where, n n t  i Vs= space mean speed V s n i1 1 n= no. of vehicles  V= speed of the vehicle V i1 iTime mean speed:(arithmetic mean) • Mean speed of vehicle at a point in space over a period of time or It is the average of instantaneous speeds of observed vehicles at the spot. Where, n Vt= time mean speed V  i i1 n= no. of vehicles V t n V= speed of the vehicle • Running speed: it is the average speed maintained by a vehicle over a particular stretch of road, while the vehicle is in motion ; this is obtained by dividing the distance covered by the time during which the vehicle is actually in motion. • Journey speedor travel speed: it is the effective speed with which a vehicle traverse a particulars route between two terminals, it includes delay and stoppages.Types of speed study 1. Spot speed study 2. Speed and delay study Use of spot speed study • To use in planning traffic control and in traffic regulation. • To use in geometric design for redesigning the existing highway. • To use in accident studies. • To study the traffic capacity.Speed and delay study • The speed and delay studies give the running speeds, overall speeds, fluctuations in speeds and the delay between two stations of a road. • It gives the information such as the amount, location, duration and cause of delay in the traffic stream. • The result of the spot and delay studies are useful in detecting the spot of congestion. • The delay or time lost traffic during the travel period may be either due to fixed delays or operational delays. • Fixed delay occurs primarily at intersections due to traffic signals and at level crossings. • Operational delays are caused by the interference of traffic movement, such as turning vehicles, parking vehicles, pedestrians ..etc.Presentation of spot speed data • A graph is plotted with the average value of each speed group on Xaxis and the cumulative percent of vehicles travelled at or below the different speeds on Yaxis. From the graph(i.e. Cumulative frequency distribution curve) followings can be obtained. th 98 percentile speedDesign speed th 85 percentile speedMaximum speed th 50 percentile speedMedian speed th 15 percentile speedMinimum speed • Modal average speed(frequency distribution curve):  A frequency curve of spot speed is plotted with average value of each speed group of vehicle in Xaxis and the percentage of vehicle in that group on the Yaxis.  The speed corresponding to peak value of curve is denoted as modal speedMethods of speed and delay study • Floating car or riding check method • License plate or vehicle number method • Interview method • Elevated observations • Photographic techniqueFloating car or riding check method • In the floating car method a test vehicle is driven over a given course of travel at approximately the average speed of the stream, thus trying to float with the traffic stream. A number of test runs are made along the study stretch and a group of observers record the various details. One observer is seated in the floating car with two stop watches. One of the stop watch is used to record the time at various control point like intersections, bridges or any other fixed points in each trip. • The other stop watch is used to find the duration of the individual delays. The time, location and cause of these delays are recorded by the second observer. • the number of vehicle overtaking the test vehicle and the overtaken by the test vehicle are noted in each trip by third observer. • The no. of vehicles travelling in the opposite direction in each trip is noted by fourth observer. • In this method the detailed information is obtained concerning all phases of speed and delay including location, duration and causes of delay.Floating car or riding check method  nn n a y y q tt w tt q a w where, t⁻= average journey time in minute q= flow of vehicle(average volume) in one direction of the stream na = average number of vehicles counted in the direction of the Stream when the test vehicle travels in the opposite directions ny= the average no. of vehicles overtaking the test vehicle minus the no. of vehicles overtaken when the test is in the direction of ‘q’ Tw= average journey time, in minute when the test vehicle is travelling with the stream ‘q’ Ta= average journey time, in minute when test vehicle is running against the stream ‘q’Example1 The consolidated data collected from speed and delay studies by floating car method on a stretch of urban road of length 3.5 km, running North South are given below. Determine the average values of volume, journey speed and running speed of the traffic stream along either direction. Trip Direction Journey Total stop No. of No. of No. of vehicles No. of trip time delay vehicles vehicle from opposite Min Sec Min Sec overtaking overtaken direction 1 NS 632 140 4 7 268 2 SN 714 150 5 3 186 3 NS 650 130 5 3 280 4 SN 740 200 2 1 200 5 NS 610 110 3 5 250 6 SN 800 222 2 2 170 7 NS 628 140 2 5 290 8 SN 730 140 3 2 160solution direction Journey time stopped Number of vehicle Min Sec delay Min Sec overtaking overtaken In opposite direction NS 632 140 4 7 268 650 130 5 3 280 610 110 3 5 250 628 140 2 5 290 TOTAL Mean SN 714 150 5 3 186 740 200 2 1 200 800 222 2 2 170 730 140 3 2 160 TOTAL MeanOrigin and destination studies • The object of this study is  Plan the road network and other facilities for vehicular traffic  Plan the schedule of different modes of transportation for the trip demand of commuters. • It gives the information like the actual direction of travel, selection of routes and length of trip. • Used in planning new highway facilities and in improving some of the existing system. • To plan the transportation system and mass transit facilities in cities including route and schedules of operation • To locate expressway or major routes along the desire lines. • To locate terminals and to plan terminal facilities.Cont… • To locate new bridge as per traffic demands. • To locate intermediate stops of public transport. Methods of ‘O’ and ‘D’ survey: • Road side interview method • License plate method • Return post card method • Tagoncar method • Home interview methodTraffic flow characteristics and studies • The basic traffic maneuvers are diverging, merging, crossing and weaving. • Traffic Flow(q): the rate at which vehicles pass at a fix point (vehicles per hour)= N(3600/t). • Traffic Density(k): no. of vehicles(N) over a stretch of roadway(L) i.e. vehicles per kilometer = N/L • Time headway: Time interval between the passage of the fronts of the successive vehicles at a specified point.Cont… • Average time headway= average travel time per unit distance x average space headway Space headway: distance between front of successive vehicles. • Average space headway= space mean speed x average time headway Flow Density Relationship • Flow= density x space mean speed q= K x V • Density = 1/ space headway 1/hs • Space mean speed = flow x Space headway q x hs • Density = flow x time per unit distance K = q x tTraffic capacity studies Traffic capacity: • The ability of a roadway to accommodate traffic volume. It is expressed as the maximum number of vehicle in a lane or a road that can pass a given point in unit time, usually an hour. • Volume represent an actual rate of flow where as capacity indicates a maximum rate of flow with a certain level of service. Basic capacity: • It is the maximum no. of passenger car that can be pass a given point on a roadway during one hour under the most nearly ideal roadway and traffic conditions. It is otherwise known as theoretical capacity. Possible capacity: • It is the maximum no. vehicle that can pass a given point on a roadway during one hour under prevailing roadway and traffic conditions. Practical capacity: • It is the maximum no. of vehicle that can pass a given point on a roadway during one hour, without traffic density being so great as to cause unreasonable delay, hazard or restriction to the driver freedom to maneuver under the prevailing roadway and traffic conditions. • C= 1000 V/S • S= average spacing of vehicle in m, C is the capacity in vehicle per hour per lane.PeakHour Factor • It is basically represent the variation in traffic flow with in an hour. • Observations of traffic flow consistently indicate that the flow rates are found in the peak. • A 15 minute period within an hour is not sustained through out the entire period and that is why we need to use the peakhour factor. • Normally on freeways the peakhour factor values range from 0.80 to 0.95. Passenger Car Unit (PCU) • The different vehicle classes have a wide range of statics characteristics and dynamic characteristics, apart from these the driver behavior of the different vehicle classes is also found to vary considerable. Therefore mixed traffic flow characteristics are very much complex when compare to homogeneous traffic and it is difficult to estimate the traffic volume , capacity of roadway under the mixed traffic flow, unless the different vehicle classes are converted to one common standard vehicle unit. • Therefore it is a common practice to consider the passenger car as the standard vehicle unit to convert the other vehicle classes and this unit is called passenger car unit.PCU value depends upon the several factors, such as: • Vehicle characteristics • Transverse and longitudinal gaps or clearance between moving vehicles. • Speed distribution of the mixed traffic stream, volume to capacity ratio. • Roadway characteristics. • Regulation and control of traffic. • Environmental and climatic conditions.Passenger car equivalency factor(PCU) • As per IRC:861983 S.L. Vehicle class Equivalency factor No. 1 Motor cycle, Scooter and Pedal cycle 0.5 2 Passenger car, Tempo, auto rickshaw, Agricultural tractor, Pick 1.0 up van 3 Cycle rickshaw 1.5 4 Truck, Bus, Agricultural tractortrailer 3.0 5 Horsedrawn vehicle 4.0 6 Small bullockcart and Handcart 6.0 7 Large bullockcart 8.0Relation between speed, travel time, volume, density and capacity Refer page no.208,209 and 210 of highway Engg. by S.K. Khanna C.E.G Justo Cont… • Maximum flow occurs when the speed is Vsf/2 and the density is Kj/2 VK sf J q max 4 • Where, • Kj = jam density= 1000/spacing of vehicle • Vsf = free mean speed • K= q/v • q= average volume of vehicle, (veh./hr) • V= space mean speed of vehicle,kmphLevel of service(LOS)  It is define as a qualitative measure describing the operational condition within a traffic stream, and their perception by motorist and passengers.  Or Rating of acceptable level of congestion  LOS definitions  A: Free flow, low traffic, high speed  B: Stable flow, noticeable traffic  C: Stable flow, traffic interactions,  D: Unstable flow, High density, movement restrictions  E: Unstable flow, lower speed, volume is nearly equal to capacity, little freedom  F: Unstable flow, no freedom, traffic volume can drop to zero, stop goCont… LOS A LOS B  Freeflow operation Reasonably free flow  no restriction in  Ability to maneuver is maneuvering. only slightly restricted  Effects of minor incidents still easily absorbedCont…. LOS C LOS D Speeds at or near FFSSpeeds decline slightly with increasing flows Freedom to maneuver is noticeably restrictedDensity increases more quickly Queues may form behind any significant blockage.Freedom to maneuver is more noticeably limited Minor incidents create queuingCont… LOS E LOS F Operation near or at capacityBreakdown in flow No usable gaps in the traffic Queues form behind stream breakdown points Operations extremely volatileDemand capacity Any disruption causes queuingIn India, As per IRC LOS B: for design of Rural Roads LOS C: for the design of Urban RoadsTraffic operations • Number of conflicts at intersection  Crossing conflicts  Merging conflicts  Diverging conflicts Number of lanes Number of potential conflicts Road A Road B Both road two A Oneway Both roads way B twoway Oneway 2 2 24 11 6 2 3 24 11 8 2 4 32 17 10 3 3 24 13 11 4 4 44 25 18Bibliography • Khanna, S. K., Justo, C. E. G. “Highway engineering”. Nem Chand Bros. • IRC Codes.
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