Advanced Design of Roads (300IGC027)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300IGC027, Advanced Design of Roads.
  • Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 3 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: James Cárdenas
  • Type of course: Selected Elective.

Text book

  • A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, AASHTO, 2004.

Supplemental materials

  • Highway Geometric Design, J. Cárdenas, 2nd Edition, 2012.
  • Geometric Design of Roads. Ministry of Transport, Colombia, 2008.
  • Route Location and Design, T. F. Hickerson, 1964.
  • Traffic and Highway Engineering, 4th Edition, N. J. Garbel, L. A. Hoel, 2009.
  • Roads: Study and Project, J. Carciente, 1980.

Specific course information

The fundamentals of the analysis and general criteria of urban-intersection geometric design are presented. At the end of the course, the full geometric design of a road network composed of at-grade intersections and grade-separated junctions is performed. Special emphasis on the use of computational tools is made.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To design and draw urban highway projects.
  • To define the geometric parameters of at-grade intersections and grade-separated junctions.
  • To design the components of an urban highway.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 2 3 2 2 2 2 2

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Route Selection
  • Horizontal and vertical design
  • Cross section design.
  • Earthmoving.
  • Roadway drainage (longitudinal and transverse).
  • Analysis of intersections: at-grade, priority, signalized.
  • Walkway analysis.
  • Bikeway analysis.
  • Grade-separated junctions. Introduction.
  • Software applications.
undergraduate/dptocivileindustrial/advanceddesignofroads.txt · Última modificación: 2014/10/18 15:14 por lsosorio
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