Rogers: Highway Engineering
This book provides an introduction to highway engineering for students on degree and diploma courses in civil engineering. It moves in a logical sequence from the planning and economic justification for a highway, through the geometric design and traffic analysis of highway links and intersections, to the design and maintenance of both flexible and rigid pavements.
Existing texts have tended to concentrate purely on highway planning and analysis, or on pavement design and maintenance aspects of highway engineering. As a result, the standard has tended to be too advanced for students studying the subject for the first time. This textbook covers the basic ground in both areas. It features worked examples and case studies as an aid to understanding individual topics and aims to provide the student with a solid, practically based foundation for the topic of highway engineering, thus providing a gateway to the more advanced and specialised texts.
Martin Rogers, BE, MEngSc, PhD, BA(Public Ad), CEng, MICE, MRTPI, Chartered Engineer and Chartered Town Planner, received his professional education at University College Dublin and the Institute of Public Administration, Dublin. He has worked in private practice and as a senior local authority engineer and was a member of the Dublin Transport Initiative Study Team that devised the current transportation plan for the Dublin city region.
He joined the permanent staff at the Dublin Institute of Technology in 1993 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering. He has previously co-written one postgraduate and one undergraduate text on project appraisal methods and has published technical papers in a number of internationally recognised engineering, construction, planning and operational research journals.
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