Course detail

Road Design

FAST-CM001Acad. year: 2018/2019

Preliminary design and final design of grade separated interchange. Horizontal and vertical geometry (situation, longitudinal profiles), typical sections (category width, superelevation, road widening in curves), earth construction (typical cross section and detailed operative cross sections). Creation of 3D model and contours project. Simplified visualization. Drainage of roads (hydro technical computation). Earthwork, calculation of its volume, soil transport. Constructions on roads. Traffic safety.

Department

Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Complete design of roads and grade-separated interchange.
Typical sections (category width, superelevation, road widening in curves).
Earth construction (typical cross section and detailed operative cross sections).
Creation of 3D model and contours project.
Drainage of roads.
Earthwork, calculation of its volume, soil transport.
Constructions on roads.
Traffic safety.

Prerequisites

Complete highway route design, computation of highway geometry, knowledge of used road materials and typical pavement constructions.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Project of a grade-separated interchange in a training map is the fundamental method of education.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Practices are finished with a credit classification with condition of adequate attendance (max two absences), supply of all computational exercises and of a complete project in extent described in classes (simplified project at the level of study).
Exam consists of written and oral part. Questions agree with lectures through semester.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Czech road network.
2. At-grade intersections.
3. Roundabouts and unconventional interchange.
4. Grade-separated interchange I.
5. Grade-separated interchange II.
6. Design category of roads.
7. Cross sections, earthworks, its measurement, volume diagram.
8. Water drainage of roads.
9. Culverts.
10. Constructions on roads.
11. Safety equipment.
12. Environmental.

Aims

Detailed road and grade separated interchange design, road structures and constructions, earth construction and earthworks, highway drainage, safety equipment, necessary view distances, road aesthetics.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Czech road network.
2. At-grade intersections.
3. Roundabouts and unconventional interchange.
4. Grade-separated interchange I.
5. Grade-separated interchange II.
6. Design category of roads.
7. Cross sections, earthworks, its measurement, volume diagram.
8. Water drainage of roads.
9. Culverts.
10. Constructions on roads.
11. Safety equipment.
12. Environmental.

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Horizontal design of grade-separated interchange.
2. Vertical design of grade-separated interchange.
3. Cross sections, earthworks.
4. Water drainage and culvert design.
5. At-grade intersection design.