Best Reference Books – Traffic Analysis and Design

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Traffic Analysis and Design subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Traffic Analysis and Design along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Traffic Analysis and Design subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Traffic Analysis and Design" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Traffic Engineering” by E S Prassas and W R McShane

“Traffic Engineering” Book Review: The book will be suitable for the undergraduate and graduate courses on traffic engineering, highway capacity analysis, and traffic control and operations. It is a comprehensive piece of writing featuring all the fundamental engineering skills required in practicing traffic engineering in the modern era. The latest topics of traffic engineering such as design, construction, operation, maintenance, and system optimization are thoroughly explained. The book is an excellent blend presenting, both detailed theory and applications of traffic engineering to solve the modern problems.

2. “Fundamentals of Transportation and Traffic Operations” by C F Daganzo

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“Fundamentals of Transportation and Traffic Operations” Book Review: The book is a well-structured and comprehensive piece of writing presenting, key concepts and features of transportation and traffic operations. Initial chapters of the book feature topics on tools, graphical methods, optimization, probability, stochastic processes, statistics and simulation, time-space diagram, and cumulative plots. Later section of the book covers application-based chapters on optimization, traffic flow theory, control, observation and measurement, and scheduled transportation systems. The techniques and methodologies for avoiding errors are clearly presented. The book is basically for the transportation professionals but will be helpful for the reader’s related civil engineers, city planning, operations research, and city planning.

3. “Traffic System Analysis for Engineers and Planners” by M Wohl and B V Martin
4. “Traffic Flow Theory” by D R Drew

“Traffic Flow Theory” Book Review: The book presents introduction, key concepts, and detailed theory related to traffic engineering. The latest research and the scope of research in traffic engineering are highlighted in this text. Each chapter ends with a bunch of problems for practice and self-study of the readers. The content of the book is illustrated using numerous diagrams, figures, and graphs. The book will be an asset for the students as well as the practicing engineers of traffic engineering.

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5. “Highway Traffic Analysis and Design” by R J Salter

“Highway Traffic Analysis and Design” Book Review: The book is a balanced piece of work featuring both analytical and practical aspects of highway traffic flow. The topics like traffic noise generation, air pollution, highway intersections, priority junctions, roundabouts, grade-separated junctions and interchanges, and junction control by traffic signal are discussed in detail. The principles of road traffic restraint and road pricing are clearly mentioned. The book also highlights the latest work based on the fundamental principles of land use and transport planning methods. For better understanding and self-assessment of readers the book contains many problems along with their solutions. It will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of traffic engineering and transport.

6. “Pavement Analysis and Design” by Yang H Huang
7. “Bridge Engineering: Classifications, Design Loading, and Analysis Methods” by Lin Weiwei and Teruhiko Yoda

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“Bridge Engineering: Classifications, Design Loading, and Analysis Methods” Book Review: The book is an excellent blend of theoretical and practical concepts of bridge engineering, design and planning, materials and construction, loads and load distribution, and deck systems. The book contains chapters on Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Bridges, Steel Bridges, Truss Bridges, Arch Bridges, Cable Stayed Bridges, Suspension Bridges, Bridge Piers, and Bridge Substructures. It also highlights the problems faced in inspection, monitoring, repair, strengthening, and replacement of bridge structures. The book also features international codes and standards. The common structural calculations are thoroughly explained with the help of examples. The book contains many pictures and well-labeled diagrams.

8. “Operation, Analysis, and Design of Signalized Intersections: A Module for the Introductory Course in Transportation” by Michael Kyte and Maria Tribelhorn

“Operation, Analysis, and Design of Signalized Intersections: A Module for the Introductory Course in Transportation” Book Review: The book focuses on connecting traffic signal control systems with day-to-day experiences of the readers. The book begins with introducing basic concepts and theories lying under traffic engineering and then moves forward to advance and complex topics. The chapters are full of concepts and principles. Queuing models are used to introduce the fundamentals of traffic flow at a signalized intersection. Flow profile diagrams, cumulative vehicle diagrams, and queue accumulation polygons are explained using graphical methods. The book contains many figures, computational problems, and exercises.

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9. “Traffic Analysis and Design of Wireless IP Networks” by Toni Janevski

“Traffic Analysis and Design of Wireless IP Networks” Book Review: The book aims in the development of wireless/mobile telecommunications for building wireless IP systems, including commercial, campus, local and global networks. All the basic concepts and design aspects of wireless IP networks are clearly mentioned. It begins with an introduction of IP networks as well as traffic and design issues. The chapters discuss topics like third generation wireless mobile communications, wireless mobile internet, teletraffic theory, IP traffic, multimedia mobile networks, and QoS(quality of service) support. The book will be suitable for the telecommunication students, network designers, capacity planners, and professionals of mobile communications.

10. “Highway Traffic Analysis and Design” by R J Salter and N B Hounsell

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“Highway Traffic Analysis and Design” Book Review: The book will be beneficial for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of transportation. The basic theory and key concepts of traffic engineering are clearly presented. The topics of the chapters are majorly based on traffic surveys and prediction, analysis and design for highway traffic, and traffic signal control. The book presents methodologies and models that are important for transportation planning. For better understanding of the reader’s book contains a lot of examples. The latest developments and advances in the field of traffic engineering are highlighted in this piece of writing.

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