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Undergraduate Course: Infrastructure and Transport 3 (CIVE09031)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe 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.
Course description L1-2 Infrastructure History and Future
L3-4 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; CBR Test:
L9 Pavement Materials & Highway Pavement Design;
Granular materials. UK & US practice
L10 Railway Design
Track design: procedures for Bridges, Roads & Railways
, Sonics & Infra-Red Thermography
L11 Overview and revision
Revision of topics covered; Examination-style questions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone though Civil Engineering students will find the course familiar.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
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;
Reading List
Highway Design and Construction, R.J. Salter, MacMillan, 2nd edition, 1988
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements none
KeywordsInfrastructure,development,transportation,highways,railways
Contacts
Course organiserProf Mike Forde
Tel: (0131 6)50 5720
Email: m.forde@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
Email: Lynn.Hughieson@ed.ac.uk
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