Module Title:   Transportation Studies

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3016M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr R J Pheasant

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof G R Watts

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To critically evaluate the design of road junctions and links, policy formulation, with reference to needs, funding, forecasts and sustainability . To design and evaluate maintenance requirements of transport infrastructure.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The theoretical background is developed in lectures and practised in tutorials, implemented in a computer design exercise and assessed by examination.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

critically evaluate the design of signals, priority junctions and road links in terms of capacity and safety; assess important environmental impacts; understand the need for transport planning and new forms of transport; evaluate materials and specifications for durable and sustainable highways.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

acquire and interpret traffic flow, speed and accident data; use engineering methods to design simple priority and signal controlled junctions, assess noise impacts and road pavements

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

interpret and present data.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Traffic survey techniques: Need for traffic engineering, collecting speed and traffic flow data and analysis and presentation of survey data. Design of Links: Speed flow theory, speed control including traffic calming and signing. Design of Priority Junctions: General and grade separated junctions, assessing capacity and accidents and use of PICADY. Design of Signal Control Junctions: Suitability and layout, signal design (saturation flow, cycle time, phases and delays). Environmental Assessment: Need for sustainable roads, assessment methods and presentation at public enquires, Calculation of Road Traffic Noise. Transport Planning: Requirements, surveying, modelling, cost benefit and future transport needs and systems. Transport Infrastructure: Highway pavement design, maintenance, low noise surfaces

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