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Transportation Engineering Laboratory

                 Transportation Engineering Laboratory

Transportation engineering section of the civil engineering department is involved with multifarious activities related to highway engineering in particular and transportation engineering in general. Apart from teaching and research it offers consultancy and testing services in the following areas:

. Transportation Planning

. Traffic engineering and control

. GIS based planning and management of Transportation System

. Pavement Evaluation and highway material testing

Some of the major consultancy and research projects related to transportation engineering are given below:

State Technical Agency for the State of UP for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana:

In this projects the technical inputs for the rural road development projects for the fourty districts of UP are provided to the project Implementation units. This includes checking the detailed design of rural road projects along with providing necessary technical inputs for project preparation. The yearly outlay of these projects is more than six hundred crores.

Urban Transport Environment Interaction

This a nationally co-ordinated research project which is funded by AICTE, New Delhi. In this research project the noise and air pollution monitoring and modelling for the urban area of Allahabad city is being performed. The basic objective of the study is to develop models for air and noise pollution which can be used for medium sized metropolitan cities in the country.

The Transportation Engineering section has a well equipped laboratory related to highway material testing, pavement evaluation and traffic engineering studies along with computing facilities for GIS application and software development development. List of some of the important equipments in the laboratory are given below:

. Marshal stability test apparatus

. Automatic compactor

. Field and laboratory CBR test apparatus

. Benkelman Beam Apparatus

. GIS Laboratory with Geo media Pro software, Scanner, four computers etc

The List of some of the experiments that can be conducted in the transportation engineering laboratory are given below.

Aggregate Test

. Crushing Test

. Impact Test

. Los Angeles Abrasion Test

. Water Absorption and Specific Gravity Test

. Flakiness and Elongation Index Test

. Stripping Test

. Soundness Test

Bitumen Tests

. Penetration Test

. Softening Test

. Viscosity Test

. Flash and Fire Point Test

. Ductility Test

. Solubility test

Tests on Bituminous Mixes

. Bituminous Mix Design

. Marshall Stability and Flow value

. Marshall Stability and Flow Value

Pavement Evaluation Tests

. Benkelman Beam Apparatus

. CBR apparatus for field and laboratory test

. Road condition survey

Traffic Engineering

. Spot Speed Study

. Volume Studies