Traffic surveys, Civil Engineering

Traffic Surveys:

The following traffic surveys are needed for preparing a good road project:

Classified Volume Counts

This survey is normally carried out for 7 days, 24 hours a day. The number of vehicles of different types is counted:

PCU Factor

Cars/jeeps, vans                                                                  1

Two-wheelers                                                                       0.5

Three-wheelers                                                                     0.75

Light Commercial Vehicles/Agricultural Tractor         1.5

Buses                                                                                      3

Heavy Commercial Vehicles                                             3

Multi-axled Vehicles                                                           4.5

Tractor-trailers, Truck trailers                                            4.5

Cycles                                                                                                0.5

Cycle rickshaws                                                                   2.0

Bullock carts                                                                         6.0

Horse carts                                                                            4.0

The PCU factor (Passenger Car Unit) is the multiplying factor for each class of vehicle to express the traffic in PCUs per day.

Posted Date: 1/22/2013 2:27:53 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Traffic surveys, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Traffic surveys, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Traffic surveys Discussions

Write discussion on Traffic surveys
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
IN CASE CUBE IS FAIL WHAT CAN IDO

grading classification

Q. ACSR (Aluminium Conductor Steel Reinforced) are utilized as (A) over head transmission lines.            (B) super conductors. (C) fuse

Explain Rebound Hammer - Underwater non-destructive testing? The underwater rebound hammer system is a surface hardness tester which can be employed to acquire a general condit

If the diameter of the base remains constant, by what factor should the altitude be multiplied to produce a cone with twice volume as the original

Question What is importance of critical steel ratio in scheming thermal reinforcement ? Answer Execution of critical steel ratio resources that in construction joints,

Describe 'general shear failure' and 'Local shear failure'. Differentiate among (i)   Shallow foundation and deep foundation, (ii)  Gross and net bearing capacity, (iii) S

Effect of prestress in an reinforced cantilever beam The effect of prestress in an ordinary reinforced cantilever beam and a prestressed concrete (PSC) beam. When no load is pr

what is the difference between piers and piles?

A sample in a variable head permeameter is 8 cm in diameter and 10 cm high. The permeability of the sample is estimated to be 10 × 10 -4 cm/s. If it is desired that the head in th