VTU B.TECH Civil Engineering SEMESTER – V Syllabus For Highway engineering PDF 2022


VTU B.TECH Civil Engineering SEMESTER – V Syllabus For Highway engineering PDF 2022

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You will be able to find information about Highway engineering along with its Course Objectives and Course outcomes and also a list of textbook and reference books in this blog.You will get to learn a lot of new stuff and resolve a lot of questions you may have regarding Highway engineering after reading this blog. Highway engineering has 5 units altogether and you will be able to find notes for every unit on the CynoHub app. Highway engineering can be learnt easily as long as you have a well planned study schedule and practice all the previous question papers, which are also available on the CynoHub app.

All of the Topic and subtopics related to Highway engineering are mentioned below in detail. If you are having a hard time understanding Highway engineering or any other Engineering Subject of any semester or year then please watch the video lectures on the official CynoHub app as it has detailed explanations of each and every topic making your engineering experience easy and fun.

Highway engineering Unit One


Principles ofTransportation Engineering: Importance of transportation, Different modes of transportation and comparison, Characteristics of road transport Jayakar committee recommendations, and implementation – Central Road Fund, Indian Roads Congress, Central Road Research Institute. Highway Development and Planning: Road types and classification, road patterns, planning surveys, master plan – saturation system of road planning, phasing road development in India, problems on best alignment among alternate proposals Salient Features of 3rd and 4thtwenty year road development plans and Policies, Present scenario of road development in India (NHDP & PMGSY) and in Karnataka (KSHIP & KRDCL) Road development plan – vision 2021. Highway Alignment and Surveys: Ideal Alignment, Factors affecting the alignment, Engineering surveys-Map study, Reconnaissance, Preliminary and Final location & detailed survey, Reports and drawings for new and re-aligned projects.

Highway engineering Unit Two

Highway Geometric Designof horizontal alignment elements

Cross sectional elements–width, surface, camber, Sight distances–SSD, OSD, ISD, HSD, Radius of curve, Transition curve, Design of horizontal and vertical alignment–curves, super-elevation, widening, gradients, summit and valley curves.

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Highway engineering Unit Three

Pavement Materials:

Sub grade soil – desirable properties-HRB soil classification-determination of CBR and modulus of sub grade reaction with Problems Aggregates- Desirable properties and tests, Bituminous materials- Explanation on Tar, bitumen, cutback and emulsion-tests on bituminous material Pavement Design: Pavement types, component parts of flexible and rigid pavements and their functions, ESWL and its determination (Graphical method only)-Examples.

Highway engineering Unit Four

Pavement Construction:

Design of soil aggregate mixes by Rothfuch’s method. Uses and properties of bituminous mixes and cement concrete in pavement construction. Earthwork; cutting and Filling, Preparation of subgrade, Specification and construction of i) Granular Sub base, ii) WBM Base iii) WMM base,iv) Bituminous Macadam v) Dense Bituminous Macadam vi) Bituminous Concrete,vii) Dry Lean Concrete sub base and PQC viii) concrete roads.

Highway engineering Unit Five


Highway Drainage:Significance and requirements, Surface drainage system anddesign-Examples, sub surface drainage system, design of filter materials, Types of cross drainage structures, their choice and location. Highway Economics: Highway user benefits, VOC using charts only-Examples, Economic analysis – annual cost method-Benefit Cost Ratio method-NPV-IRR methods- Examples, Highway financing-BOT-BOOT concepts.

Highway engineering Course Objectives

This course will enable students to; 1.Gain knowledge of different modes of transportation systems, history, development of highways and the organizations associated with research and development of the same in INDIA. 2.Understand Highway planning and development considering the essential criteria’s (engineering and financial aspects, regulations and policies, socio economic impact). 3.Get insight to different aspects of geometric elements and train them to design geometric elements of a highway network. 4.Understand pavement and its components, pavement construction activities and its requirements. 5.Gain the skills of evaluating the highway economics by B/C, NPV, IRR methods and also introduce the students to highway financing concepts.

Highway engineering Course Outcomes

After studying this course, students will be able to: 1.Acquire the capability of proposing a new alignment or re-alignment of existing roads, conduct necessary field investigation for generation of required data. 2.Evaluate the engineering properties of the materials and suggest the suitability of the same for pavement construction. 3.Design road geometrics, structural components of pavement and drainage. 4.Evaluate the highway economics by few select methods and also will have a basic knowledge of various highway financing concepts.

Highway engineering Text Books

1.S K Khanna and C E G Justo, “Highway Engineering”, Nem Chand Bros, Roorkee. 2.L R Kadiyali, “Highway Engineering”, Khanna Publishers, New Delhi. 3.R Srinivasa Kumar, “Highway Engineering”, University Press. 4.K. P.Subramanium, “Transportation Engineering”, SciTech Publications, Chennai.

Highway engineering Reference Books

1.Relevant IRC Codes. 2.Specifications for Roads and Bridges-MoR T&H, IRC, New Delhi. 3.C. JotinKhisty, B. Kentlal, “Transportation Engineering”, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.

Scoring Marks in Highway engineering

Scoring a really good grade in Highway engineering is a difficult task indeed and CynoHub is here to help!. Please watch the video below and find out how to get 1st rank in your examinations . This video will also inform students on how to score high grades in Highway engineering. There are a lot of reasons for getting a bad score in your Highway engineering exam and this video will help you rectify your mistakes and help you improve your grades.

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