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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN5241M Road Geometry and Infrastructure

15 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Dr Narasimha (Chandra) Balijepalli
Email: N.C.Balijepalli@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

TRAN5072M or equivalent

Module replaces

TRAN5200MTRAN5240M

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

To ensure that students are equipped with the theoretical understanding and practical skills needed for the design of safe and efficient highway links and junctions (including signalised), and that they understand the advantages and disadvantages of different solutions and their appropriateness in different circumstances in the UK and elsewhere.

To ensure that students have a sound understanding of the principles of traffic signal control as applied in the UK and elsewhere, and that they understand how it interacts with other control and advice systems. To ensure that they understand the behaviour of traffic in response to signals and the techniques used to model that behaviour.

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion, students will understand the theory underpinning the design of: highway links; priority junctions; roundabouts; signalised junctions. They will also be competent users of the LINSIG computer program, and will have an understanding of the SCOOT system.

Skills outcomes
- Data analysis software experience/ skills.
- Drawing and sketching skills.
- Numerical competence.
- Understanding driver behaviour.


Syllabus

Link design: road capacity, horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, overtaking areas, climbing lanes.
Junction Design: priority junctions, roundabouts, Multi-level intersections, high speed weaving areas.
Principles of traffic control: saturation flow measurement and estimation; pcu values; delays at isolated junctions; Webster's method for optimising timings; multiple conflicts including early cut-off, late start; signal controlled pedestrian crossings; vehicle and pedestrian detectors; co-ordinated network control principles; current UTMC systems; LINSIG; signalised roundabouts; SCOOT.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Revision Class12.002.00
Fieldwork12.002.00
Lecture102.0020.00
Private study hours126.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

The students will be expected to read a number of key texts and papers to underpin their knowledge.
The course assessment will involve a coursework based on the design of a signalised roundabout , plus a formal written exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback given through interaction during lectures and through performance in coursework.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Computer ExercisePredicting the capacity of a Normal Roundabout25.00
Computer ExerciseDesign of a signalised roundabout25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 16:33:10

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