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ACE050 - Transportation engineering and traffic analysis
Vägutformning och trafikanalys
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPIEE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 27117
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0118 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   18 Jan 2020 am L,  06 Apr 2020 pm DIST   24 Aug 2020 pm J

In programs

MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Ivana Tasic

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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Bachelor degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Aim

The goal of the course is to give students the general overview of transportation discipline, learn concepts of planning, operations, and design, and then proceed with concept implementation and problem solving. The students will learn about the most relevant challenges that transportation engineers face in modern society, and the contemporary tools that can be developed and used to overcome those challenges.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Understand the role of transportation in civil engineering profession and the role of transportation in the society
- Describe the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of sustainable transport infrastructure
- Apply computational methods to solve core highway and traffic engineering problems
- Apply the four-step transportation planning process
- Apply the principles of traffic flow theory, queuing theory and shockwave theory
- Understand the fundamentals of road vehicle performance and human factors
- Design cross sections with respect to horizontal and vertical alignment and apply the principles of intersection design and operations
- Design roadway segments and intersections with respect to capacity and level of service
- Analyze Intelligent Transportation Systems and innovative transportation technologies to develop a sustainable transport infrastructure
- Demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of transport systems, including ethical and sustainable aspects.
- Solve transportation engineering problems through active and engaging individual and team-based problem solving

Content

- four-step transportation planning process
- principles of traffic flow theory
- problems in the field of queuing theory and shockwave theory
- fundamentals of road vehicle performance and human factors
- design problems related to cross section, horizontal and vertical alignment
- principles of intersection design and operations
- problems related to roadway segment and intersection capacity and Level of Service
- Intelligent Transportation Systems and innovative transportation technologies
- sustainable transport infrastructure

Organisation

The course is divided into three modules that are based on lectures, exercises, team-based problem solving and homework assignments designed to facilitate the understanding of programming, planning, design, operations and maintenance of transportation infrastructure. 

Literature

−         Fred L. Mannering & Scott S. Washburn. Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, 6th Edition, 2016. 
OR
−         Fred L. Mannering & Scott S. Washburn. Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, 5th Edition, 2013.

Examination including compulsory elements

Course examination consist of homework assignments, participation in compulsory workshops/exercises and a written exam.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.