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.
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
• 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.
• 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.