Traffic Engineering (300IGC026)

Basic Information

Text book

  • Traffic Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications. R. Cal y Mayor, J. Cárdenas, 2007.

Supplemental materials

  • Traffic and Highway Engineering, 4th Edition, N. J. Garbel, L. A. Hoel, 2009.
  • Traffic Engineering, 3rd Edition, W. R. McShane, R. P. Roess, E. S. Prassas, 2004.
  • Highway Capacity Manual-HCM2010, Transportation Research Board, 2010.
  • Traffic Flow Fundamentals. A. D. May, 1990.
  • Planning and Design Manual for Transportation Management in Bogotá, Cal y Mayor Assoc., 2005

Specific course information

This course presents the fundamentals of traffic engineering for the analysis of traffic flow and its characteristics in different types of roads, both rural and urban, based on highway supply and demands (traffic volumes). Students will measure and calculate vehicle volumes, vehicle speeds and densities, to assess the operational characteristics of traffic flow in continuous and discontinuous road sections.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify traffic engineering in the field of transportation engineering.
  • To identify the elements or general characteristics of the traffic.
  • To identify the different methods to measure traffic volumes and speeds.
  • To calculate the different types of traffic volumes and speeds.
  • To calculate the different performance measures of a vehicular flow.
  • To calculate the cycle time of traffic lights and their assignment to the different phases.
  • To analyze a vehicular flow under results of capacity, speed, density and levels of service.
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

  • Introduction. Administration of traffic projects.
  • General characteristics of the traffic. Major elements.
  • Highway supply and traffic demand.
  • Traffic volume.
  • Speed.
  • Traffic studies.
  • Traffic flow theory.
  • Signalized intersections: calculation of cycle times and assignment of green intervals.
  • Capacity and levels of service. Continuous and discontinuous flow.
undergraduate/dptocivileindustrial/trafficengineering.txt · Última modificación: 2014/10/18 12:13 por lsosorio
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