Transportation Engineering - Facilities



Facilities (Please click here for a tour of the TR Laboratory facilities.)


The Division has well-equipped laboratories with modern equipment for pavement materials testing and traffic engineering studies. The Division has an exclusive 24 hour computing facility for graduate students and research scholars. A number of application-software packages are available in the lab.

The laboratories are equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment.

Pavement Engineering Laboratory

  • Vacuum capillary viscometer
  • Brookfield viscometer with thermosel
  • Rolling thin film oven
  • Pressure aging vessel
  • Marshall and modified Marshall testing equipment
  • Gyratory compactor
  • Simple performance test equipment
  • Wheel tracker
  • Repeated load testing machine
  • Handheld roughometer
  • Rotary evaporator
  • Automatic penetrometer

Traffic Engineering Laboratory

  • Infra-red and Radar Traffic Sensors
  • Wide angle high-precision video cameras
  • GPRS based GPS units – hand held and onboard
  • Signal Controller
  • Auto-scope, Traficam - Video Image Processor
  • Radar speedometer
  • Sound Level Meter
  • Vehicle-Emission-Measurement equipment (Gas analyzer)

Computing Facility - Application Softwaree

  • Planning – Cube Base, Trans-cad, Saturn
  • Geometric design – INROADS, SPUI
  • Signals – PASSER III , Transyt-7F, SIDRA
  • Capacity – HCS 2000
  • Traffic Simulation  – TSIS, VISSIM, AIMSUN, Dynameq, Dynasmart, and SimTraffic
  • Video image processing – Trazer
  • Pavement analysis and design – HDM 4, CIRCLY, APSDS, HIPAVE
  • Statistical/Optimization – SPSS, LIMDEP, GAMS, GAUSS

Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport

A Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport, sponsored by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Govt. of India, is currently being set-up in the Division. The research and development activities of the centre will focus on the following areas:

  • Advanced Urban Transportation Systems Planning
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in Urban areas
  • Urban Transportation Infrastructure Management
  • Congestion Management and Road Safety

To know more about the center and ITS lab, visit the Centre’s website

As a major initiative of the Centre, a state-of-the-art Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) lab is being set up. The lab will include a traffic monitoring center with real-time data collection and dissemination capabilities. Traffic sensors will be deployed in the field to collect real-time traffic parameters; algorithms for data analysis, applications to public transit and traveler information systems, and advanced traffic management systems will be studied in this lab. The lab will facilitate first-hand experience of in-field ITS equipment in real-time operation.


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