Airport Engineering

Airport Engineering

by Norman J. Ashford, Paul H. Wright

Hardcover(2nd ed)

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At a time when airport construction is poised for a boom, this Third Edition provides the most up-to-date engineering and design methods on the topic. Coverage includes drainage and pavement design, airside layout, landside access design, passenger and cargo facilities and terminal design. Also, special coverage is included on airport master and system planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471865681
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/1984
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 433

About the Author

About the authors NORMAN ASHFORD is Professor of Transportation Planning at the Loughborough University of Technology in England. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Dr. Ashford lived in North America for 15 years, during which he served as a civil engineering consultant in Canada, did postgraduate work at Georgia Institute of Technology, and began his teaching career at Florida State University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Chartered Institute of Transport as well as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. He has published many papers and is the coauthor of Transportation Engineering: Planning and Design (1989), Airport Operations (1983), and the author of Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Handicapped Persons (1982). PAUL H. WRIGHT is Professor of Civil Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 1963. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and a member of many professional societies, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the American Society of Engineering Education. Dr. Wright received a Sigma Xi Faculty Award and ITE's Technical Paper Award (Southern Section) in 1976. He has been active in continuing education programs and has served as a consultant to transportation agencies in the United States and Central America. The author of numerous papers, he is coauthor of three other books: Highway Engineering, Fifth Edition (1987), Transportation Engineering: Planning and Design (1989), and Introduction to Engineering (1989). He earned his PhD in civil engineering (transportation planning) from Georgia Tech.

Table of Contents

The Structure and Organization of Air Transport.
Forecasting Air Transport Demand.
Characteristics of Aircraft as They Affect Airports.
Airport Systems Planning.
Airport Master Planning.
Air Traffic Control, Lighting, and Signing.
Airport Capacity and Configuration.
Geometric Design of the Air Side.
Airport Safety.
Passenger Terminal.
Air Cargo Facilities.
Airport Drainage and Pavement Design.
Airport Access.
Requirements of V/STOL Systems.
Environmental Impact of Airports.

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