Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CEN310
Module Title: Traffic and Highways Design
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to provide understanding the engineering background of basic aspects of modern transport infrastructure design and construction with particular reference to soil properties and pavement materials and their design.

Learning outcomes 
A. Analyse traffic data and build traffic models; Apply network analysis for existing traffic system using GIS software package;

B. Solve urban traffic problems and apply the method of transportation planning, forecasting, and evaluation; understand the requirements of a sustainable transport system;

C. Design a typical highway section, including horizontal and vertical alignment, highway facilities;

D. Consider the nature, properties and behavior of materials in highway construction;

E. Perform characterization tests for asphalt materials.

Method of teaching and learning 
The material in this module is delivered through a combination of formal lectures, laboratory classes, and supervised practical sessions.
1. Introduction: Importance of transportation; Transportation history

2 Traffic Engineering

2.1 Traffic operations

2.2 Intersection design and control

2.3 Transportation planning

3 Highway Design

3.1 Highway surveys, earthwork

3.2 Geometric design of highway facilities, design standards

3.3 Design of the alignment

4 Pavement design

4.1 Bituminous materials

4.2 Design of flexible and rigid pavements

GIS lab work: ArcGIS and Network Analyst

Asphalt lab tests: viscometer, softening point, penetration test.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     13  6    30  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Written Exam 70.00
2 Lab 15.00
3 Exercise 15.00

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