Course detail

Highways II

FAST-0M3Acad. year: 2020/2021

This subject is a follow-up to Highways I. It is oriented towards practical detailed design in large scale.
Aesthetics of design.
Composite curves, interjacent transitive curves, changeover of transverse gradient, drainage of the carriageway surface.
Earth construction and earthwork, building constructions on highways, ditches, drain pipes and small bridges, supporting walls.
Crossways.
Addititonal lane for heavy trucks, safety equipment, crash bareers, necessary view distances.

Department

Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Prerequisites

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

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Chochol, Š. a kol.: Cesty a diaľnice I - projektovanie. Alfa Bratislava 1989
Petr Holcner: Studiní materiály Silnice a dálnice II.. http://www.fce.vutbr.cz/PKO/0M3/

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Computation of an inflex horizontal alignment, combined horizontal curves with an interjcent transition curve.
2. Vehicle motion geometry, widening of lane in curves.
3. Water drainage of highways.
4. Culverts and other engineering structures.
5. Earthworks, its measurment, volume diagram, transport distances.
6. Cross sections in detailled points.
7. Design documentation, prints and drawings.
8. Excavation and filling design.
9. Retaining walls.
10. At-grade intersections.
11. Roundabouts and grade-seúarated .
12. Accessorial traffic lanes for slow vehicles.
13. View distances, safety on highways. Guard rails and other equipment, traffic signs.

Aims

Detailed road design, road structures and constructions, earth construction and earthworks, highway drainage, road junction design, safety equipment, necessary view distances, highway 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.

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer