Road Design and Traffic Management
Navigate the purpose, rules and methods of geometric road design and traffic systems. Study alignment geometry and safety. Build experience producing traffic impact reports. Steer traffic management measures considering intelligent transport systems.
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- 25 Nov 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify objectives and principles of road geometric design and how to address them through proper selection of design inputs
- summarise relationships between horizontal and vertical alignment geometry and driver safety and comfort
- apply current guidelines in the design of road geometric elements using relevant software
- demonstrate an understanding of functional classification of roadway systems and produce traffic impact assessment reports
- demonstrate the importance of Traffic Management Measures including "Intelligent Transport Systems".
- Road design fundamentals
- Computer applications for road design
- Design of road and traffic systems
- Intelligent transport systems
- Local traffic management
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Virtual Classroom
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone are required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.
- SoftwareDetails - Students will require administrator access to a Windows Operating System so as to install and run specialist software. Students will also require access to two pieces of software : SimProcess and Civil 3D. UniSA will provide more detailed information on this requirement in due course before the unit commences.
This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of the objectives, principles and processes of geometric road design and develop skills required for the design of typical rural roads using relevant highway design software. This subject will also impart knowledge and skills for the students to produce traffic impact studies and demonstrate the importance of traffic management measures that includes emerging traffic control systems. The subject will cover road cross-section elements and drainage structures, the design of horizontal alignment, the design of vertical alignment and calculations of earthworks, road classification system, and traffic impact analysis and traffic management measures.
- Tutorial Work (15%)
- Assignment (30%)
- Project (40%)
- Test (15%)
Textbook information is pending.
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