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What do you mean by transport engineering

Asked by Anand Agarwal, 19 Nov '09 11:31 pm
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Transport engineering (or transportation engineering) is the science of safe and efficient movement of people and goods (transport). It is a sub-discipline of civil engineering.

The planning aspects of transport engineering relate to urban planning, and involve technical forecasting decisions and political factors. Technical forecasting of passenger travel usually involves an urban transportation planning model, requiring the estimation of trip generation (how many trips for what purpose), trip distribution (destination choice, where is the traveler going), mode choice (what mode is being taken), and route assignment (which streets or routes are being used). More sophisticated forecasting can include other aspects of traveler decisions, including auto ownership, trip chaining (the decision to link individual trips together in a tour) and the choice of residential or business location (known as land use forecasting). Passenger trips are the focus of transport engineering because they ...more
Answered by anantharaman, 20 Nov '09 12:25 am

 
  
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Transportation Engineering is related to design and analysis of Highways, Railways, Airports, Urban and Suburban Road Networks, Parking Lots, and Traffic Control Signal Systems.
Highway is defined as the main road intended for travel by the public between important cities and towns. The Pan-American Highway is the longest international highway which connects many countries. It is nearly 48,000 kilometers long. Whereas the Katy Freeway in Houston, Texas, USA, is the widest highway having a total of 26 lanes in some sections.
Railway is an energy-efficient means of transport which runs on permanent way consisting of two parallel rails made of steel and fastened to sleepers or ties which rest on ballast or secured to solid foundation. Rail transport is a major form of public transport in many countries.
Answered by Sindhu menon, 19 Nov '09 11:35 pm

 
  
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Transport engineering (or transportation engineering) is the science of safe and efficient movement of people and goods (transport). It is a sub-discipline of civil engineering.
Answered by Shan Real, 19 Nov '09 11:32 pm

 
  
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