Course Description :

Planning, design, and operation of transportation systems with emphasis in multimodal transportation techniques and unified system engineering theories to analyze large-scale transportation problems. Discussion of Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) and hands-on experience in computer models in transportation operations and planning. Interactions between transportation infrastructure and environmental engineering planning.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Model vehicle acceleration and deceleration behavior and estimate the distance required to accelerate and decelerate.
  • Design the geometric vertical and horizontal alignment of highways.
  • Design flexible and rigid pavements using the AASHTO procedures.
  • Estimate different traffic stream parameters (flow, density, and speed) and estimate queues at roadway bottlenecks.
  • Estimate freeway, multi-lane highway, and two-way highway levels of service.
  • Design and evaluate traffic signal timing parameters.
  • Forecast traffic volumes for the design of transportation facilities using projection techniques.
Course Prerequisite :
Junior Standing Required
Hours & Credits :
3H, 3C
Semester Offered :
Fall, Spring