Transportation Engineering - About




The Transportation Engineering Division of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras was instituted in 1973. Today, the transportation engineering program at IIT Madras is one of the biggest and best in the country. The Division has seven faculty members and offers degree programs towards M. Tech., M.S., and Ph. D. with specialization in Transportation Engineering. Besides teaching, the faculty members are actively involved in state-of-the-art research, consultancy and continuing education programs.  Students and scholars work very closely with the faculty members and are primary contributors to the research and consultancy activities in the Division.
The Division, with its varied faculty expertise, offers courses and conducts research in three broad areas, namely, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, and Pavement Engineering, which include the following topics:
Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning:
  • Traffic operations and control
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Congestion mitigation
  • Traffic safety under mixed traffic flow
  • Heterogeneous traffic-flow modeling and simulation
  • Activity-based travel demand modeling
  • Dynamic and stochastic modeling of transportation networks
Pavement Engineering
  • Micro-mechanical characterization of asphalt concrete
  • Investigation on modified binders
  • Healing of asphalt mixtures
  • Performance based design of bituminous mixes
  • Pavement recycling
  • Concrete pavements for highways and airports
  • Road-infrastructure asset management

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