Undergraduate Course: Infrastructure and Transport 3 (CIVE09031)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The long term delivery and maintenance of a viable infrastructure is of significant importance to any nation. The course will provide an introduction to the theory of infrastructure, why it is important and the issues facing future infrastructure. The course will also provide selected elements of transportation engineering: long term strategic planning; highway pavements; introduction to railway engineering; introduction to NDT of transportation bridges.
L1-2 Infrastructure History and Future
L3 Transportation Model Building
Trip Generation & Distribution, modal Split, and Traffic Assignment.
L4 Highway Capacity
Headway distributions, mean speeds, flow and density; Space mean and time mean speeds.
L5 Priority Control Junctions
Modelling; Conflicts; Gap acceptance; Merging; Areas of Collision.
L6 Roundabouts and Channelisation
Objectives; Roundabout design; Balance of flow capacity; Entry Capacity; Queuing.
L7 Signal Controlled Intersections
Traffic Signals; Phase concepts; Intergreen periods; Effective green time; Optimum cycles.
L8 Pavement Construction
Paving Materials; AASHTO test; Present Serviceability Index;
L9 Pavement Materials & Highway Pavement Design
Bituminous materials; Elastic Stiffness; Permanent Deformation; Granular materials. UK & US practice
L10 Railway Design
Transition curves; Cyclic top; track degradation
L11 NDT procedures for Bridges, Roads & Railways
Radar, Sonics & Infra-Red Thermography
L12 Overview and revision
Revision of topics covered; Examination-style questions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||None though Civil Engineering students will find the course familiar.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 16,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Exam %: 100
||Mid-semester ┐Start, Stop, Continue┐
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| By the end of the course students will be able to: ┐ Appreciate the importance of infrastructure, its sectors, its issues, its history and its future; ┐ undertake analyses in transport planning; ┐ describe the principal features of junction design; ┐ calculate highway and junction capacities; ┐ describe aspects of railway engineering;
|Highway Design and Construction, R.J. Salter, MacMillan, 2nd edition, 1988|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Mike Forde
Tel: (0131 6)50 5720
|Course secretary||Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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