SCHOOL OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Session 1 2013
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING
COURSE DETAILS Units of Credit 6 Contact hours 5 hours per week Lecture Lecture Tutorial Monday, Friday, Friday, 9.00 – 11.00 9.00 – 10.00 10.00 – 12.00 Mathews Theatre A Mathews Theatre A Mat 230, Mat 107, Mat 309, MatSc G10, TETB G16, TETB2 G17, Quad G044, Quad G045, Quad G031, CivEng 102
Lecturer 1: Prof Travis Waller, firstname.lastname@example.org Room CE 110 Lecturer 2: Dr Upali Vandebona, email@example.com Room CE 105 Lecturer 3: Dr Babak Shahbodagh, firstname.lastname@example.org Room CE507 Teaching assistant: Dr David Rey, email@example.com Course coordinator: Upali Vandebona INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE This is the first introductory course into the discipline of transport engineering as part of the broad field of civil and environmental engineering. An outline of the field of transport engineering and its relationships with other engineering and non-engineering disciplines is provided within the course. The basic concepts and terminology of the discipline is introduced. The course comprises of two strands. The first strand of the course covers the first 4 weeks of the session. This strand is concerned with the analysis, design and evaluation of traffic and network systems, including basics of the four step transport planning process. The aim of this strand is to learn the basics related to methods applicable in transport planning and traffic engineering profession. The methods learned in this strand will be relevant in urban transport planning as well as regional planning context. The lectures and tutorial work will provide an opportunity to learn engineering properties of traffic streams along with relevant measurement and network analysis techniques. The second strand of the course will be run from week 5 to week 12. This strand is subdivided into two components. Aim of the first component is to give students a brief overview of the geometric design of Rural Highways and Roads. Road design is usually undertaken by specialists under the supervision of a civil engineer. The engineer must therefore have a good
understanding of the design methods and the quality requirements to enable him/her to evaluate the design. To enable students to gain practical experience in road design, a major assignment is set in week 5. Students are expected to work in groups on this assignment during tutorials. The progress of the project work will be noted by the tutors. Some extra time will be required to complete the project assignment. Students must present and defend their assignment in week 11 and 12. The design strategies being taught are based on the Austroads Road Design Guide. The second component deals with pavement design and evaluation issues. Aim of this component is to present the knowledge necessary for the design of economical pavement thickness and composition, which will provide a satisfactory level of service for the anticipated traffic on that road. We will address issues like pavement composition, pavement analysis, design traffic and loads, pavement materials, material stabilization, and pavement thickness design. The design methodology taught in the course is based on the Austroads Pavement Design Guide. In the tutorials students are supposed to solve task relevant for pavement material characterization and pavement design. Link to virtual handbook: http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2013/CVEN3401.html OBJECTIVES The first strand is expected to develop skills related to the analysis of traffic and transport systems. Topics include: overview of the transport task, trends in motorization, sustainable transport, motorized and nonmotorized transport, traffic flow fundamentals, definitions and concepts related to land use and transport systems; prediction methods of future transport demand; modeling and evaluation of transport systems; transport operations and traffic...
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