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Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, 5th Edition

Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, 5th Edition

Fred L. Mannering, Scott S. Washburn

ISBN: 978-1-118-12014-9

Mar 2012

352 pages

In Stock

$177.95

Description

The best-selling Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, 5e provides the depth of coverage necessary to solve the highway-related problems that are most likely to be encountered in engineering practice. The focus on highway transportation is appropriate in light of the dominance of the highway mode in the U.S. and available employment opportunities. Instructors can be confident their students are learning the fundamentals needed to undertake upper-level transportation courses, enter transportation employment with a basic knowledge of highway and traffic engineering, and answer transportation-related questions on the Fundamentals of Civil Engineering and Professional Engineering exams.

The new 5th edition is updated with the most recent Highway Capacity Manual and AASHTO Green book, new homework problems, and the text has been streamlined and enhanced pedagogically with descriptive example names and homework problems organized by text section.

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Preface
1. Introduction to Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis

2. Road Vehicle Performance

3. Geometric Design of Highways

4. Pavement Design

5. Fundamentals of Traffic Flow and Queuing Theory

6. Highway Capacity and Level-of-Service Analysis

7. Traffic Control and Analysis at Signalized Intersections

8. Travel Demand and Traffic Forecasting

Appendix A

Appendix B

Index

• Updated to be consistent with the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 2010 and the AASHTO "Green Book" 2011.
• New example problems have been added to improve the pedagogical effectiveness of the book.
• End-of-chapter problems are organized by text section, and new problems were added for each chapter.
• U.S. customary units. The third and fourth editions of the book included both U.S. customary and metric units. To keep students focused on the measurement system used almost exclusively in the United States, this new edition includes only U.S. customary units.
• Content with metric units is available on the book website.
• Revised Chapter 3, Geometric Design of Highways. Chapter 3 has been revised to include the latest information from the recently published A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, DC, 2011.
• Significantly revised pavement design chapter. Chapter 4 has been substantially revised to be more tightly focused with new examples and revised sections. Mechanistic-empirical approach to pavement design. In addition to traditional pavement design procedures, Chapter 4 now provides an introduction to the newer mechanistic-empirical pavement design procedures.
• Revised Chapter 6, Highway Capacity and Level-of-Service Analysis. Chapter 6 has been revised to include the latest information from the recently published Highway Capacity Manual 2010, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
• Revised Chapter 7, Traffic Control and Analysis at Signalized Intersections. Chapter 7 has been revised to include the latest information from the recently published Highway Capacity Manual 2010, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

• Complete instructor support including lecture slides, sample exams, in-class design problems, and solutions manual. You will be ready to teach with the 5th edition from day one of adoption!
• A concise approach focused on highway transportation that helps instructors cover in one semester the concepts that are most likely to be encountered in engineering practice.
• Example-oriented presentation accessible to both junior and senior engineering students, with appropriate mathematical rigor and a large number of end-of-chapter problems.
• Sample FE exam questions in the text give students practice with questions for this discipline in a multiple-choice format, as they'll encounter on the FE exam.
• Variable and nomenclature keys consistently provided with illustrations and gathered at the end of the chapter help students more quickly become familiar with the nomenclature and notation for the course.