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The Handbook of Highway Engineering

1st Edition

Edited by T.F. Fwa

CRC Press

888 pages | 373 B/W Illus.

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Modern highway engineering reflects an integrated view of a road system's entire lifecycle, including any potential environmental impacts, and seeks to develop a sustainable infrastructure through careful planning and active management. This trend is not limited to developed nations, but is recognized across the globe. Edited by renowned authority T.F. Fwa, The Handbook of Highway Engineering provides a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of all aspects of highway development and engineering. Its three sections range from consideration of socio-economic and environmental factors to design, construction, maintenance, and management.

Beginning with financing, access management, environmental impacts, road safety, and noise, the book explores the expanded responsibilities of the modern highway engineer as well as the increasing trend toward privatization of project development and financing. The next section considers technical issues in highway and pavement engineering, including materials, new mechanistic-empirical design approaches, and new closed-form solutions for backcalculation as well as deflection and stress computation in multi-slab systems. Rounding out the discussion, the final section examines construction, management, performance evaluation including nondestructive testing, and a chapter devoted to highway asset management.

Featuring contributions from eminent experts representing eight countries on four continents, The Handbook of Highway Engineering supplies all of the tools needed to manage the entire integrated process of modern highway development and engineering.

Reviews

T.F. Fwa is the Recipient of the ASCE 2005 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award "For his innovative research on highway and airport pavements and excellence in teaching and professional activities to enhance transportation engineering."

-Transportation and Development Institute of ASCE, 2005

Table of Contents

HIGHWAY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

Highway Financing; Anthony T.H. Chin

Access Management of Highways; K. Raguraman and Kumares C. Sinha

Environmental Impact Assessment of Highway Development; M.A. Aziz

Highway Safety; Ian Johnston

Road Traffic Noise; Stephen Samuels

FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF HIGHWAYS

Highway Geometric Design; R.L. Cheu

Highway Materials; Weng On Tam

Design of Flexible Pavements; Michael S. Mamlouk

Design of Rigid Pavements; T.F. Fwa and Liu Wei

Design of Segmental Pavements; John W. Bull

Overlay Design for Flexible Pavements; Mang Tia

Overlay Design for Rigid Pavements; T.F. Fwa

Highway Drainage Systems and Design; Khaled Ksaibati and Laycee L. Kolkman

CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND MANAGEMENT OF HIGHWAYS

Highway Construction; K.N. Gunalan

Project Management in Highway Construction; Derek Walker and Arun Kumar

Highway Maintenance; Ian van Wijk

Asset Management; Sue McNeil and Pannapa Herabat

Pavement Management Systems; Waheed Uddin

Highway Condition Surveys and Serviceability Evaluation; Zahidul Hoque

Structural Evaluation of Highway Pavements; T.F. Fwa

Pavement Skid Resistance Management; Kieran Feighan

Bridge Management Systems; Yi Jiang

Conversion Table for Metric and Imperial Units

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General