# Highway Engineering - Essay Example

For water bound macadam roads In locates of heavy rainfall, the recommended value of camber Is a) 1 In 30 b) 36 ) 1 in 48 d) 1 mini 6. The stopping sight distance depends upon a) total reaction time of driver b) speed of vehicle c) efficiency of brakes d) all of the above 7. When the path traveled along the road surface Is more than the circumferential movement of the wheels due to rotation, then It results In a) slipping b) sliding c) turning 8. Coefficient of friction is less when the pavement surface is a) b) dry c) smooth and dry d) smooth and wet 9.

The shoulder provided along the road edge should be rough a) b) c) d) 10. 11. Rougher than the traffic lanes smoother than the traffic lanes of same color as that of the pavement f very low load bearing capacity Camber in the road is provided for effective drainage counteracting the centrifugal force having proper sight distance none of the above Compared to a level surface, on a descending gradient the stopping sight distance is a) less b) more c) same d) dependent on the speed 12.

On a single lane road with two way traffic, the minimum stopping sight distance is equal to a) stopping distance 13. 14. Two times the stopping distance half the stopping distance three times the stopping distance The desirable length of overtaking zone as per IIRC recommendation is equal to overtaking sight distance two times the overtaking sight distance three times the overtaking sight distance five times the overtaking sight distance Stopping sight distance is always less than overtaking sight distance equal to overtaking sight distance more than overtaking sight distance 16. Increases with increase in speed decreases with increase in speed is same for all speeds If the stopping distance is 60 meters, then the minimum stopping sight distance for two lane, two way traffic is a) mm b) mm c) mm d) mm 17. The effect of grade on safe overtaking sight distance is a) to increase it on ascending grades and to decrease it on ascending grades b) to decrease it on descending grades and to increase it on ascending grades c) to increase it on both descending and ascending grades d) to decrease it on both descending and ascending grades 18.

The ruling design speed on a National Highway in plain terrain as per IIRC recommendations is a) 60 Kemp b) 80 Kemp c) 100 Kemp d) 120 Kemp 19. The terrain may be classified as rolling terrain if the cross slope of land is a) Upton 10% b) between and 25% c) between 25% and 60% d) more than 60% 20.

If b is the wheel track of a vehicle and h is the height of centre of gravity above dad surface, then to avoid overturning and lateral skidding on a horizontal curve, the centrifugal ratio should always be a) less than b/oh and greater than co-efficient of lateral friction b) less than b/oh and also less than co-efficient of lateral friction c) greater than b/oh and less than co-efficient of lateral friction d) greater than b/oh and also greater than coefficient of lateral friction 21.

As per IIRC recommendations, the maximum limit of super elevation for mixed traffic in plain terrain is a) 1 in 15 b) 1 in 12. 5 1 in 10 d) equal to camber 22. For the design of super elevation for mixed traffic conditions, the speed is educed by a) 15% C) 25% 23. On a horizontal curve if the pavement is kept horizontal across the alignment, then the pressure on the outer wheels will be a) more than the pressure on inner wheels b) less than the pressure on inner wheels c) equal to the pressure on inner wheels d) zero 25.

For a constant value of coefficient of lateral friction, the value of required super- elevation increases with a) increase in both speed and radius of curve b) decrease in both speed and radius of curve c) increase in speed and with decrease in radius of curve d) decrease in speed and with increase in radius of curve 26. To calculate the minimum value of ruling radius of horizontal curves in plains, the design speed is given by a) 8 Kemp b) Kemp c) Kemp d) 20 Kemp 27.

The absolute minimum radius of curve for safe operation for a speed of 110 Kemp is a) mm b) 220 m c) 440 m d) 577 m 28. The attainment of super elevation by rotation of pavement about the inner edge of the pavement a) is preferable in steep terrain b) results in balancing the earthwork c) avoids the drainage problem in flat terrain d) does not change the vertical alignment of road 29. Select the correct statement. A) Psychological extra widening depends on the number of traffic lanes. ) Mechanical extra widening depends on the speed of vehicle. ) Psychological extra widening depends on the length of wheel base. D) Psychological extra widening depends on the speed of vehicle. 30. In case of hill roads, the extra widening is generally provided a) equally on inner and outer sides of the curve b) fully on the inner side of the curve d) one-fourth on inner side and three-fourth on outer side of the curve 31. The transition curve used in the horizontal alignment of highways as per IIRC recommendations is a) spiral b) illuminates c) cubic parabola d) any of the above 32.