COURSE OBJECTIVES

• To equip students with knowledge related to road system, highway engineering and traffic engineering.
• To equip students with knowledge related to highway design (geometric and pavement design) manually and using software.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)


CLO: 1. to review the traffic management plan considering traffic flow, design speed, safety, intersections needed, traffic capacity and devices/signals etc. (C5)
CLO: 2. to design flexible and rigid pavement for structural and geometric aspects. (C6)
CLO: 3. to justify and defend the recommended traffic management plan and/or geometric/pavement design. (A4)
CLO: 4. to execute the steps of geometric and pavement design using software (e.g. Eagle point, Kenpave etc.) (C3)

COURSE CONTENTS

  1. Introduction to Road Systems
    • Location Survey in Rural and Urban Areas
    • Urban Location Controls
    • Highway Planning
    • Roads in Hilly Areas
  2. Traffic Engineering
    • Operating and design speeds
    • Traffic flow parameters, their relationships and data collection methodologies
    • Traffic Survey
    • O & D Survey
    • Traffic Safety
    • At-grade and grade-separated intersections
    • Traffic control devices
    • Capacity analysis
    • Traffic management
    • Level of service and signal timing for an intersection
  3. Geometric Design
    • Design controls and criteria
    • Sight distance requirements
    • Horizontal curves
    • Super elevation
    • Transition curve
    • Curve widening
    • Grade line
    • Vertical curves
  4. Pavement Design
    • Types of pavements
    • Wheel loads
    • Equivalent single axle load
    • Repetition and impact factors
    • Load distribution characteristics
    • Design of flexible and rigid pavements
    • Highway drainage
    • Pavement failures
    • Introduction to non-destructive testing
    • Pavement evaluation
    • Construction, Maintenance and rehabilitation
  5. Introduction to resilient behavior
  6. Introduction to relevant computer software
    • Design of flexible and rigid pavements suing software