ENG07040 2019 Highway Engineering 301

General Details

Full Title
Highway Engineering 301
Transcript Title
Highway Engineering 301
Code
ENG07040
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Bill O'Kelly-Lynch, Kathryn Ryan, Brian McCann
Programme Membership
SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECIVL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering
Description

Upon successful completion of this module the learner shall be able to perform and organise traffic surveys and highway assessments, design and evaluate highway alignments, cross-sections and junctions, and determine the characteristics of highway pavements and road drainage systems.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Describe the roles and responsibilities of Irish roads authorities, the road classification system, and the requirements for the management and operation of the public road network.

2.

Evaluate, analyse and design geometric road alignments, road junctions and road cross−sectional elements in
accordance with relevant Irish and European geometric design standards and guidelines.

3.

Describe and specify the material and technical requirements for flexible and rigid highway pavements and road drainage systems.

4.

Perform in teams and describe traffic surveys and the collection and analysis of road traffic, sustainable transport, and topographic data.

5.

Describe, compile and report on the findings of traffic surveying and highway design practical work using both oral and
written communication techniques.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching and learning strategy encompasses a mix of traditional theory lectures, collaborative group project work and assignments, and practical surveying and setting out exercises. Learning will use a mix of group, kinesthetic, read/write, visual and aural styles.

 

Module Assessment Strategies

A blended mix of final examination (70%), practicals and projects (30%) shall be used to determine the overall module mark.

An overall mark of 40% must be achieved to pass the module.

The assessment  shall utilise both formative and summative methods. Some peer-review assessment may be utilised in the group project work and in the assessment of reports and design drawings.

Repeat Assessments

Learners shall repeat only the failed elements. The learner must then achieve an overall mark of 40% to pass the module, including repeat assessments, which will be determined from the combination of assessment elements as per the assessment strategy.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Roles and responsibilities of local and national roads authorities. Classification of the Irish public road system. Management and operation of the public road network. 
  2. Traffic Surveys, Studies and Planning: Traffic characteristics. Traffic measurements and data collection. Manual classified counts. Basic origin-destination studies. Traffic data analysis and presentation. 
  3. Design Speed.
  4. Sight Distances: Stopping and overtaking sight distance.
  5. Horizontal Alignment: Design radii. Super-elevation. Design requirements for single and dual carriageway roads. Transition curves. Composite curve design. Setting out of composite curves, by angular and co-ordinate methods. 
  6. Vertical Alignment: Minimum and maximum gradients. Vertical curve design. Setting out of vertical alignments. 
  7. Cross-sectional Elements: Standard road cross-sections. 
  8. Junctions: Types of at-grade and grade-separated intersections. General design considerations. Selection of appropriate junction type. Design of junctions and urban routes for non-motorised and vulnerable road users.
  9. Flexible and rigid highway pavements.
  10. Road drainage- Surface and Sub-surface.

Indicative Practicals/Projects:

  1. Existing road topographic survey and geometric assessment, including design speed evaluation.
  2. Traffic survey techniques, including manual classified counts, junction turning counts and/or Origin-Destination surveys.
  3. Assessment of urban roads and streets to meet the Irish Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets requirements.
  4. Road junction assessment using TRL software.
  5. Setting out of geometric road alignment elements.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Highway and Traffic Practical Fieldwork Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 30 % OnGoing 4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Written Examination Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % Week 15 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical Computer Laboratory Practical Fieldwork 2 Fortnightly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical Computer Laboratory Practical Fieldwork 15 Once Per Module 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2016-05-31 Highway Engineering John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118378151 ISBN-13 1118378156

The repair, renovation and replacement of highway infrastructure, along with the provision of new highways, is a core element of civil engineering, so this book covers basic theory and practice in sufficient depth to provide a solid grounding to students of civil engineering and trainee practitioners. Moves in a logical sequence from the planning and economic justification for a highway, through the geometric design and traffic analysis of highway links and intersections, to the design and maintenance of both flexible and rigid pavements Covers geometric alignment of highways, junction and pavement design, structural design and pavement maintenance Includes detailed discussions of traffic analysis and the economic appraisal of projects Makes frequent reference to the Department of Transports Design Manual for Roads and Bridges Places the provision of roads and motorways in context by introducing the economic, political, social and administrative dimensions of the subject

Recommended Reading
2015-10-02 Highways
ISBN 0727759930 ISBN-13 9780727759931

Highways is a comprehensive textbook on all aspects of road engineering and the new edition will cover the latest developments in the field, building on the fourth edition which is still viewed as the leading title in highway engineering, despite now being over ten years old. Originally published 1974, this book is the leading authority on the subject. Highways, 5th edition covers road location and plans, roadwork materials, surface and subsurface moisture control, pavement design and construction, thickness design of bituminous and concrete pavements, and road maintenance and rehabilitation.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

See Booklist

Journal Resources

None

URL Resources

www.tii.ie/publications

Other Resources

IT Sligo Moodle Page

Additional Information

None