2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
TRAN5241M Road Geometry and Infrastructure
15 creditsClass Size: 40
Module manager: Dr Narasimha (Chandra) Balijepalli
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Pre-requisite qualificationsTRAN5072M or equivalent
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesTo 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.
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.
- Data analysis software experience/ skills.
- Drawing and sketching skills.
- Numerical competence.
- Understanding driver behaviour.
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.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||126.00|
|Total Contact hours||24.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyThe 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 FeedbackFeedback given through interaction during lectures and through performance in coursework.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Computer Exercise||Predicting the capacity of a Normal Roundabout||25.00|
|Computer Exercise||Design of a signalised roundabout||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 00 mins||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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