Highway Research Record

YEAR 2004-2005

NUMBER 32
General Report on Road Research Work Done In India during 2004-2005

INTRODUCTION
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CONTENTS
I. HIGHWAY PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND INSTRUMENTATION :

1. HIGHWAY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
1. Computerization and Modernisation of Motor Vehicle Check Posts in Kerala

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1. Preparation of Master Plan for Rural Roads in Jharkhand
2. Preparation of Master Plan for Rural Roads in Bihar
3. Development of Data Center for National Highways using GIS
4. Use of Laterite Stone in WBM Construction


C. NEW PROJECTS
1. National Data Centre Managing Data for Planning, Design and Management of Roads
2. Road Project Appraisal Process in India
3. Road Maintenance Plan for Ring Road of Delhi Using HDM -4 and Geographical Information System


2. PAVEMENT EVALUATION

Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
1. Intelligent Transport System – A Status Report

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1. Study on Riding Quality of Highway Pavements in Tamil Nadu

C. NEW PROJECTS
1. Condition Assessment and Roughness Measurements of Delhi - Agra (NH-2) and Delhi - Jaipur (NH-8) Highways
2. Equivalent Half Space Model for Evaluation and Design of Airfield Pavement
3. Road Condition Surveys of Selected Network of State Highways (SH) and Major District Roads (MDR) of Mizoram State

3. PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE
Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
1. Study on Optimum Axle Load of Commercial Vehicles for Indian Roads
2. Evaluation of Pavement Classification Number (PCN) of Runway at Port Blair

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1. Studies on Application of Coir Geo-Textiles on Pavements

C. NEW PROJECTS
1. New Concept & Study of Tolerance Factors which Results Determination of Crust Thickness after Consolidation with regard to Old     as well as New Pavements
2. Study of Road Performance Constructed by Oversize Aggregates
3. Analytical Study & Review of Road Performance Parameters/Ability of Roads Made by Different Types of Bitumen

4. INSTRUMENTATION AND MICRO-PROCESSOR APPLICATION
Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
1. Development of Geographic Information System for the Canal System of Kerala – A Pilot Study

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1 Design and Fabrication of Road Condition Evaluation Equipment for A.P. Govt.
2 Development of Micro-Processor System for Roller Mounted Nuclear Density Gauge

II. PAVEMENT ENGINEERING AND PAVING MATERIALS

1. SOIL STABILISATION, LOW GRADE MATERIALS AND LOW VOLUME ROADS
Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
1. Soil Stabilization for Pavement Sub Base Construction

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1. Information Database Waste and Recycled Materials used in Highway/ Geotechnical- Related Applications
2. Use of Ash Generated from Surat Lignite Power Plant for Different Types of Clayey Soil for Construction of Roads
3. Use of Yellow Stone in Road Construction

C. NEW PROJECTS
1. Determination of Percentage of Lime Required for Lime Stabilization of Various Types of Clay Soils of Tamil Nadu
2. Study and Measures of Road Construction in Presence of Harmful Salts in UP
3. Use of Fly Ash for Rural Road Construction near Dandeli, Karnataka
4. Study of Reconstruction of Rural Roads in Place of Renewal Work
5. Design Options based on Performance Analysis of Rural Roads in Uttaranchal

2. FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT
Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
1. Field Trials on Cationic Bitumen Emulsion for Binder Economy
2. Commercial Production of Multigrade Bitumen
3. Field Trials on Cationic Bitumen Emulsion for Optimisation of Binder Quantity in Bituminous Surfacings on NH-2 Near Agra

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1. Field Trial of Polymer Modified Bitumen (SBS type) on NH-1A, Jawahar Tunnel, J&K
2. Studies on Use of Modified Bitumen Binders (P-5 Scheme)
3. Field Studies on Use of NRMB and CRMB in Bituminous Surfacings under Different Climatic Conditions
4. Laboratory & Field Studies on Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) Using Different Additives and Binders
5. Demonstration of Microsurfacing Technology Using Natural Rubber Latex Modified Emulsion and Imported Machine Available with     Assam PWD
6. Study to Prevent Reflection Cracks on Bituminous Overlay Over Cracked Concrete Pavement Using Geotextile
7. Bituminous Bound Macadam for Strengthening of Existing Pavements on National Highway Works

C. NEW PROJECTS
1. Study on Bituminous Pavement Regarding the Effect of Ageing on Binder Content
2. Laboratory Study to Determine the Impact of Flakiness and Elongation Indices on Performance of Dense Bituminous Macadam
3. Laboratory Study to Determine the Compatibility of Drain Asphalt Modified Additives (DAMA)- An Additive in Porous Asphalt
4. Development of Materials for Special Road Applications (Noise Absorbing Porous Bituminous Concrete)
5. Comparison between Sand-Gravel mix and Quarry Fine – Gravel Mix
6. Study on the Stability and Drainage Characteristics of MORTH Gradings for Granular Subbase
7. Evaluation of Resilient Modulus of Bituminous Mixtures as per ASTM D 4123 Procedure
8. Evaluation of Resilient Modulus on Soils as per AASHTO T-294
9. Recycling of Pavement Materials
10. Development of Ready to Use Mixes for Repair of Potholes

3. RIGID PAVEMENT

Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
1. Evaluation of Wallastonite in Cement Concrete Works
2. Investigation and Suggestion for Rectification of Cracked Slabs of National Highway - 4 (km 515 to km 592)

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1. Strength and Durability Studies of Plain and Reinforced Concrete using Blended Cements

C. NEW PROJECTS
1. Scope of the use of Marble Slurry Dust (MSD) in high performance concrete formulations
2. Use of Sulfonated Melamine Formaldehyde Superplasticizer (SMF) and flyash in cement concrete Roads


III. GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
1. Sinking of Road at km 209.170 on Aizawl – Lunglei Highway (NH-54) in Mizoram
2. Investigation and Recommendation of Suitable Corrective Measures for Prevention of Road Cut Slopes along Access Road from     Naihar Village to Bridge point, Koldam, H.P.

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1. Landslide Investigations on Phuentsholling-Thimpu Road, Bhutan
2. Numerical Modeling/ Simulation of Rainfall Induced Landslides
3. Investigation, Instrumentation and Monitoring of Patalganga Landslide on NH-58, Uttaranchal
4. GIS Based Subsurface Geotechnical Map of Delhi
5. Study of Landslide and Rockfall on Mumbai - Pune Expressway
6. Design of Fly Ash Embankment for Widening of Marginal Road Bund from GT Road-to-Road No. 59
7. Monitoring and Instrumentation of Band Drain Work of Visakhapatnam Port Connectivity Road

C. NEW PROJECTS
1. Seepage Analysis for Slope Stability using Finite Element Analysis
2. Ground Improvement Measures for Widening of Industrial Bypass Road at Visakhapatnam


IV. BRIDGE ENGINEERING
Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
1. Studies for Aerodynamic Stability of Cable Stayed Bridge Decks

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1. Study on Hard Topping for Distressed C.C. Wearing Coats and Concrete Pavements
2. Creating a Data Base on Bridge Information System for the State of Tamil Nadu
3. Distress Diagnostic, Performance Evaluation and Bridge Management System for Concrete Bridges

C. NEW PROJECTS
1. Dynamic Response of Prestressed Concrete Bridges
2. Creation of National Test facility, Formulation of Guidelines, Specifications, manual of Practice for Design and Execution of     Expansion Joints


V. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION

1. PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
1. Transport Systems Management Plan for Chandni Chowk Area
2. Construction of Pedestrian Subway near Bus Stand/Bank of India Crossing, Govindgarh, Punjab
3. Feasibility Study for Providing Subway for Right Turning Traffic on Netaji Subhash Marg near Parade Ground
4. Feasibility Study for Integrated Development of Kottappuram – Chettuva Stretch of West Coast Canal in Kerala
5. Study of Truck Transportation on NH-4 Connecting Chennai
6. Traffic Study of Interchange at Noida Toll Road & Ring Road
7. Problems of Transport Industry in Kerala

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1. Heterogeneous Traffic Flow Modelling for India
2. Heterogeneous Traffic Flow Modelling using Cellular Automata
3. Estimation of Fuel Loss at New Delhi Railway Station (Paharganj Side)
4. Estimation of Fuel Loss during Idling of Vehicles at Signalized Intersections
5. Traffic and Transportation Study of Surat City for 2014 AD
6. Study of Impact of New High Rise Buildings on Road Traffic at Tardeo, Mumbai

C. NEW PROJECTS
1. Evaluation of Urban Speed Limits in Arterial Roads
2. Parking Management Plan for Non-Commercial Area in Kochi City
3. Traffic Engineering and Management Plan for Thrissur Town
4. Congestion Mitigation in Urban Areas
5. Modeling Generalized Cost of Travel and Studying the Sensitivity of its Components using Stated Preference (SP) and Revealed     Preference (RP) Data

2. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
Summary

A. COMPLETED PROJECTS
1. Study of Accidents on Inner Ring Road, Chennai
2. Pedestrian Safety at Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus, Koyambedu, Chennai
3. Development of Luminous Paints for Road Markings
4. Study on Drunken Driving in Kerala
5. Nationally Coordinated Project – Urban Transport Environment Interaction

B. ON GOING PROJECTS
1. Special Campaign on Aerosols – Land Based Pilot Study (ISRO – GBP Programme)
2. Post Study on Improvements to Accident-prone Spot in Tamil Nadu
3. Road Safety in Metropolitan City, Ahmedabad
4. Nationally Coordinated Project – Road Traffic Safety
5. Environmental Impact of Road Transport
6. Road Transport Sector GHG Emissions Inventory
7. Measurement of Vehicular Pollution at Selected Intersections in Delhi

C. NEW PROJECTS
1. Road Safety Audit for Select Stretches on Inner Ring Road
2. Road Accident Modelling for Highway Development and Management in Developing Countries
3. Safe Road to School

VI. RESEARCH WORK DONE IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS RELATED TO THESIS WORK

A. HIGHWAY PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND INSTRUMENTATION
1. Development of GIS for Pradhan Mandhri Gram Sadak Yojana Roads
2. Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Road Infrastructure Management
3. Impacts of Service Road on Level of Service of Urban Roads, Case Study- Delhi
4. Application of Linear Scheduling Method for Highway Construction Projects
5. LCCA for Pavement Alternative Evaluation– A case study for Guna Bypass
6. A Study on Effect of Pavement Unevenness on Capacity of Two-Lane Roads
7. Overlay Alternatives on Flexible Pavement – A case study
8. Performance Modeling of Rural Road Pavements using Artificial Neural Networks
9. Effect of Lateral Spacing on Overtaking Manoeuvres
10. Analysis of Congested Signalized Intersection for Mixed Traffic

B. PAVEMENT ENGINEERING AND PAVING MATERIALS
1. Potentiality of Coir for Road Construction
2. GIS Based Study on the Engineering and Chemical Properties of Seashore Soil and its Improvements
3. Geotextiles in Temporary Roads Over Sandy Soils
4. Studies on Stabilization of Subgrade Using Bio-Enzyme and other Conventional Stabilizers
5. Use of Overburnt Brick Aggregates in Pavement Construction
6. Performance Based Maintenance Management for Rural Roads
7. Performance Based Design Methodology for Rural Roads in Uttaranchal
8. Development of Design Methodology for Rural Roads
9. Rural Roads Network Planning
10. Application of Recycling Techniques in Bituminous Pavement Overlays
11. Studies on Polymer Modified Binder
12. Studies on Effect of Ageing on Bitumen
13. Mix Design for Hot Mix Recycling of Bituminous Mixtures
14. Micromechanical Analysis of Asphalt Mix
15. A Study on Cost Effectiveness of Stabilized Fly ash for Rural Road Construction
16. Studies on Fibre Reinforced Bituminous Mixes
17. An Investigation on the Effect of Some Aggregate Characteristics on the Performance of Bituminous Mixes
18. Evaluation of Polymer Modified Bituminous Mixes using Wheel Tracking Test
19. Effect of Aggregate Shape and Gradation on the Performance of Bituminous Mixes
20. Constitutive Modelling of Pavement Materials
21. Studies on Porous Asphalt Mix with Polymer Modified Bitumen
22. A Study on the Evaluation of Granular Layer Moduli for Flexible Pavements
23. A Study on the Effect of Fibre Reinforcement in Concrete Pavements
24. Effect of Aggregate Shape on Concrete Mix Properties
25. Behaviour of Self Compacting Concrete Pavements
26. Finite Element Analysis of Concrete Pavement Considering Various Temperature, Load and Foundation Conditions
27. Computer Aided Design of Concrete Pavements

C. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
1. Analysis of Productivity in an Inland Container Depot: A case study of Inland Container Depot, Tughlakabad, Delhi
2. Development of Mode Choice Model for a New Mode (Delhi Metro): A case study on Delhi
3. Critical Assessment of Signal Phasing of Cycle Time: A case study on Delhi
4. Impact of Metro on Road Network and Road Transport Systems: A case study on Delhi
5. Integration of GIS and GPS for Travel Time Behaviour Studies
6. Impact Assessment of Urban Traffic Control Measures Using Computer Simulation
7. Microscopic Modelling of Driver Behaviour for Varying Vehicular and Roadway Characteristics based on Fuzzy Inference System
8. A Methodology to Develop Hierarchial Road Network in Peri Urban Settlements: A case study in Chennai
9. Evaluation of Share Auto in Chennai Urban Transport
10. Performance Evaluation of Northern Sub Urban Corridor In Chennai
11. Intra Urban Goods Movement Characteristics in Surat City
12. Optimization of Signalized Intersection Networking using TRANSYT/11: A case study in Gujarat State
13. A Case Study of Parking Characteristics and Formulation of Policy Measures for Nyaymandir and Railway Station Area In Vadodara      City
14. Transit Oriented Development: A case study, Delhi MRTS
15. Travel Demand Characteristics for Multiplexes: A case study, Delhi and Gurgaon
16. Modeling and Simulation of Pedestrian Flows
17. Humps and Their Impact on Vehicular Movement
18. Development of Capacity Standards for Indian Highways
19. An Approach for Optimal Rural Road Network Planning Using Cluster Analysis : A case study of Pudukkottai District of Tamil Nadu 20. Modeling Route Choice Behavior of Private Vehicle and Taxi Users: A case study
21. Modelling Transportation Demand for Infrastructure Planning
22. Qualitative Aspects of Mode Choice Decisions
23. Application of Genetic Algorithm for Estimating Origin Destination Matrix from Link Volume Counts
24. Transport Demand Characteristics of Periurban Areas in Chennai Metropolitan Area
25. Improvement of Traffic Demand via Vidyasagar Setu
26. Parking Pricing – A Tool for Urban Congestion Management: A case study for Mumbai
27. Economic Evaluation of Grade Separation at Signalised Intersections
28. Modeling Generalised Cost of Travel for Urban Bus Users
29. Economic Evaluation of Road Improvement Measures at Manned Railway Level Crossings
30. Safety Environment of NH - 2: A case study for Delhi - Agra Section
31. Highway Safety Audit: A case study for Chennai Bypass
32. Development of GIS-Based Traffic Accident Information System
33. Road Safety Audit Review on NH – 67
34. Performance Evaluation of Emergency Accident Relief Centers: A case study of Tamil Nadu
35. Road Accident Modeling for Mixed Traffic Flow
36. Accident Prediction Model for Rural Two Lane Undivided Highways under Mixed Traffic
37. Evaluating Safety Performance of Other District Roads (ODRs) in Kerala: A case study
38. Accident Analysis Involving Metropolitan Transport Corporation Buses
39. Environmental Capacity of Urban Transport Networks
40. Evaluation of Influence of Lane Designation on Vehicular Emissions
41. Evaluation of Signal Interruptions on Vehicular Emissions

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LIST OF ORGANISATIONS
APPENDIX : Proforma Sheet for Reporting R&D Work for the General Report