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Transportation Infrastructure Engineering: A Multimodal Integration, SI Version 1st Edition

Lester A. Hoel, Nicholas J. Garber, Adel W. Sadek

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  • 674 Pages


Transportation Infrastructure Engineering: A Multimodal Integration, intended to serve as a resource for courses in transportation engineering, emphasizes transportation in an overall systems perspective. It can serve as a textbook for an introductory course or for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate courses. This book, unlike the widely used textbook, Traffic and Highway Engineering, serves a different purpose and is intended for a broader audience. Its objective is to provide an overview of transportation from a multi-modal viewpoint rather than emphasizing a particular mode in great detail. By placing emphasis on explaining the environment in which transportation operates, this book presents the "big picture" to assist students in understanding why transportation systems operate as they do and the role they play in a global society.

Lester A. Hoel, University of Virginia

Lester A. Hoel is the L.A. Lacy Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Engineering and the Director of the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Virginia. He held the Hamilton Professorship in Civil Engineering from 1974-99. From 1974-89 he was Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering. Previously he was Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Director, Transportation Research Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and on the faculty at San Diego State University. He also was principal engineer with Wilbur Smith and Associates and visiting professor at the Norwegian Technical University and the University of California at Irvine and a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.

Nicholas J. Garber, University of Virginia

Nicholas J. Garber is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia where he has been a member of the faculty since September of 1980. Before joining the University of Virginia, Dr. Garber was a Professor of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Sierra Leone, where he was also the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. At the State University of New York at Buffalo, he played an important role in the development of the graduate program in Transportation Engineering. For several years, he was a design engineer for consulting engineering firms in London, and also worked as an Area Engineer and Assistant Resident Engineer in Sierra Leone.

Adel W. Sadek, University of Vermont

Dr. Adel Sadek is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the Universty of Vermont, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Transportation Systems Modeling and Simulation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Computational Intelligence Applications, and Transportation Planning and Infrastructure Management. He has extensive research experience in the application of computer simulation to transportation systems modeling and analysis. Dr. Sadek is the recepient of the 1998 Milton Pilarsky Award for the best dissertation in the field of Transportation Science and Technology and is also a member of the Advanced Technologies Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • PowerPoint Slides featuring all images from the text available for download.
  • Instructors Solution Manual with fully worked out solutions.
  • Organized around the fundamentals within the field of transportation engineering.
  • Pedagogical approach is an extensive use of solved examples in each chapter that illustrate text material.
  • Homework problems are provided at the end of each chapter as well as a summary and list of suggestions for further reading.
Transportation and Society. Career Opportunities in Transportation. Transportation History.
Systems and Their Characteristics. Components of Transportation Systems. Tools and Techniques for Analyzing Transportation Systems.
Human Characteristics. The Human Response Process. Passenger Behavior Characteristics in Transportation Terminals. Vehicle Characteristics. Travel way Characteristics.
The Capacity Concept. The Level of Service Concept. Highway Capacity. Transit Capacity. Pedestrian Facilities. Bicycle Facilities. Airport Runway Capacity.
A Context for Multimodel Transportation Planning. Factors in Choosing a Freight or Passenger Mode. The Transportation Planning Process. Estimating Future Travel Demand. Evaluating Transportation Alternatives.
Classification of Transportation Travelways. Classification System of Highways and Streets. Classification of Airport Runways. Classification of Airport Taxiways. Classification of Railroad Tracks. Design Standards for Travelways. Runway and Taxiway Design Standards. Railroad Track Design Standards. Design of the Vertical Alignment. Design of the Horizontal Alignment. Determination of the Orientation and Length of an Airport Runway.
Structural Components of Travelways. General Principles of Structural Design of Travelways.
Issues Involved in Transportation Safety. Collection and Analysis of Crash Data. High-Priority Safety Improvements. Highway Safety: Who Is at Risk and What Can be Done? Commercial Transportation Safety: A Team Approach.
Freeway and Incident Management Systems. Advanced Arterial Traffic Control (AATC) Systems. Multimodal Traveler Information Systems. Advanced Technologies for Rail.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133377971
  • ISBN-13: 9781133377979
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  • ISBN-10: 0495667897
  • ISBN-13: 9780495667896
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"I very much like the multimodal approach that the authors have adopted in this textbook in which the topics are organized by themes rather than the modes. Unlike recent editions of similar textbooks on transportation engineering, this book truly adopts the multimodal approach to pedagogy."

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Instructor's Solution Manual

ISBN: 9780534394462