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Module

CEG8403 : Design of Transport Infrastructure

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s):
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To appreciate the constraints and challenges in creating sustainable transport infrastructure
To provide an understanding of:
The derivation of current road design standards
The role of safety in high design
How to apply geometric design standards
Junction capacity assessment and design
Road pavements, materials, design and maintenance requirements

Outline Of Syllabus

Route Choice

UK Design Standards – background and derivation of standards for:

Horizontal Alignment

Vertical alignment

Overtaking

Applying Highway Link design – relaxations and departures from standard

Coordinated alignment design

Consistency analysis

Principles of Junction Design

Speed and consistency

Rail, Airports and Future transport infrastructure

Road Pavements Design, Materials and Maintenance

Detailed Design

Use of Highway design software

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture23:006:00Present in person lectures (TW? Mon, Thurs 1400-1700; Wed 0900-1200)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Professional skills assessment (private study - offline)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture54:0020:00Present in person lectures (TW? Mon - Fri 0900-1300)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Professional skills assessment (private study - offline)
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities13:003:00Present in Person - Computer Aided Design (TW? Tues 1400-1700)
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities12:002:00Present in person lectures (TW?+1 Wed 1000-1200)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study141:0041:00Reading, Revision, Further Study (private study offline)
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide students with necessary information on the design of highways and other transport infrastructure. Reference is made to the background and practice of current design procedures, concentrating principally in the UK, but also with reference to practice and examples in many other countries. Small group teaching (tutorial) assistance is made available to assist with the understanding of numerical techniques and other issues as required. Computer aided design is taught at computer terminals in a tutorial setting.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A60N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prob solv exercises2M25Numerical exercise (25% of module) .
Prof skill assessmnt2M15Short team presentation (15% of module)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment Rationale and Relationship: The coursework tests students’ ability to calculate solutions to engineering problems. The oral presentation is a test of the intended skills outcome "prepare and present short technical presentations".

Assessment Rationale and Relationship to Learning Outcomes: The Learning Outcomes fall into two groups - the ability to calculate confidently with road and rail alignment parameters; and the overall context in which Transport Infrastructure is part of a sustainable society. The Problem Solving Exercises test the first, and the Professional Skills assessment tests the second.

Reading Lists

Timetable