What is Asphalt Prime Coat?

The shear strength of the final asphalt product is affected by the quality of the asphalt prime coat applied. Asphalt Prime Coat is also termed as emulsified asphalt, water diluted asphalt and Cutback aliphatic spray. Recently I have got the chance of working on a highway project somewhere in a mountainous…continue reading →

Marshall Mix Design Procedure

The word asphalt, asphaltic concrete, bituminous mixes all is pointing to the same things almost. The shining blackish paved road we ride almost every day and almost several hours of our lives are spent over them is asphaltic pavements.You know asphalt pavements have the highest riding quality among all others The…continue reading →

What is Right of Way (ROW)

Right of Way (ROW)is something that civil engineers work with a lot. It’s on virtually all of the surveys that we use. It’s a key point that must be known if you’re working on a project where private property meets public property. This is especially important when working on transportation…continue reading →

8+ Important Points regarding Designing of Asphalt and Bitumen Pavements Mixture

The overall objective for the design of bituminous paving mixtures is to determine, within the limits of the project specifications, a cost-effective blend and gradation of aggregates and bitumen that yields a mix having the following properties:Design of Asphalt Pavement, Bitument Pavement(a) Sufficient bitumen to ensure a durable pavement;(b) Sufficient…continue reading →

Transportation Engineering and Planning 3rd Edition by C.C. Papacostas P.D. Prevedouros Free [PDF]

A transportation system may be defined as consisting of the fixed facilities, the flow entities, and the control system that permit people and goods  to overcome the friction  of geographical space efficiently in  order to participate in a timely manner in  some desired activity. At first glance this definition may appear…continue reading →

Los Angeles Abrasion Resistance Test

Abrasion is known as process of scraping or wearing something away, technically speaking; abrasion in geology is the mechanical scraping of a rock surface by friction between rocks and moving particles during their transport by wind, waves, gravity, running water or erosion. The intensity of this erosion effect depends on…continue reading →

Download Concrete Pavement Design, Construction and Performance Free PDF Book

Concrete pavements have been used for highways, airports, streets, local roads, parking lots, industrial facilities, and other types of infrastructure. When properly designed and built out of durable materials, concrete pavements can provide many decades of service with little or no maintenance. Concrete generally has a higher initial cost than asphalt…continue reading →

Concept of Reinforced Earth

Reinforcement in the form of steel or synthetic strips called geo-strips are placed within an embankment, containing soil in various layers compacted mechanically; the granular material of embankment is linked by means of friction. The embankment becomes a self supporting structure, such a structure is called reinforced earth structure.Earth Reinforced…continue reading →

Download Handbook of Transportation Engineering by Myer Kutz [PDF]

Transportation Engineering is one of a significant part of infrastructure engineering and Civil Engineering. The progress of any country can be judged easily by the quality of standards employed in transportation engineering. With the advancement of technology and employing the modern generation computing device traffic engineering and traffic management has…continue reading →

Highway Materials Types and Characteristics

Highway construction can be characterized by large right-of-way having length of considerable amount. Due to this, Highway materials are needed in large quantum.Depending upon the type of highway pavement, flexible or rigid the highway material required for highway construction is decided.This post contains general information regarding the Types of highway…continue reading →
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