Transportation Engineering and Design

Description

Presents the methods and underlying principles for the design and control of the elements of road and railway infrastructure. Students also become familiar with transportation system terminology, flow analysis, driver, vehicle and road characteristics, and aspects of road geometrics, road construction, drainage, pavements and maintenance.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Introduce the basic concepts of transportation and present how to apply them in civil engineering practice.

2. Introduce the terminology of the highway and railway transportation industries.

3. Present the concepts associated with the geometric and structural design of highway and railway engineering systems.

4. Explain the basic service requirements of highway and detail the procedure to conduct level of service analysis.

Content

  1. Institutional structures.
  2. Design criteria for highways and railways.
  3. Geometric design for highways and railways, including cross sections, horizontal and vertical alignments, super-elevation and earthworks.
  4. Structural design of railways and pavements.
  5. Failures, maintenance and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure.
  6. Traffic flow and analysis of roads including queuing analysis and level of service assessment.
     

Assumed Knowledge

GENG1001, MATH1110 and MATH1120.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term