• Elaborate Course: Advanced Road Design-Principle and Practice

ElaborateCourse: Advanced Road Design-Principle and Practice

精品课程:现代道路设计

Advanced Road Design-Principal and Practice



  1. Course Introduction (including teaching goals and requirements) within 300 words:

This course focuses on road planning, surveying and design with latest relevant concepts, theories and technologies. The human-oriented concept is emphasized through these three aspects within the life cycle of road engineering. The concepts of safety-first, environment-friendly are employed for road planning. The concept and technology of integrated road surveying and design is one of the core contents of this course. Therefore, aerophotography, remote sensing, digital photogrammetry system and their applications used for road engineering are introduced. For road design, the horizontal alignment design methods including tangent-based and curve-based, optimization design for horizontal alignment and vertical alignment, intersection improvement, roadside design, etc. are covered. The new concepts of road design, such as forgiving road, context-sensitive design, self-explaining road, are highlighted.

Demos and case studies are used to help students to understand and master the key theories and technologies of road planning and design.


  1. Teaching Syllabus (including the content of chapters and sections. A sheet can be attached):


Chapter 1 Introduction

§1-1  The basic of road planning and design

§1-2  New research approach in home and abroad

§1-3  Main contents of the course


Chapter 2 Road Planning

§2-1  Planning of Highway Network

§2-2  Planning of Urban Street Network

§2-3  Classification and grading of highway and urban street

§2-4  Integration of highway and urban street


Chapter 3 Data Collection

§3-1  Total station surveying  

§3-2  Aerophotogrammetry and its application in highway engineering

§3-3  GPS and its application in highway engineering

§3-4  Digitization of map

§3-5  Remote sensing and its application in highway engineering

§3-6  Digital photogrammetry system and its application in highway engineering


Chapter 4 Digital Terrain Model

§4-1  Brief introduction

§4-2  Types of DTM

§4-3  TIN(Constrained Delaunay Triangulation)

§4-4  The application of DTM in highway engineering


Chapter 5 Highway Geometric Design

§5-1  Straight-line-based horizontal alignment design theory and method

§5-2  Curve-based horizontal alignment design theory and method

§5-3  Optimization design for horizontal alignment

§5-4  Optimization design for vertical alignment

§5-5  Cross section design

§5-6  Sight distance

§5-7  Intersection design and improvement


Chapter 6 Highway Perspective and Animation

§6-1  Traditional perspective method

§6-2  3-D perspective and animation

§6-3  Real-time animation technology


Chapter 7 Design of Highway Affiliated Structures

§7-1  Drainage design

§7-2  Culvert design

§7-3  Retaining wall design


Chapter 8 Forgiving Highway Design

§8-1  Introduction

§8-2  Median strip design

§8-3  Embankment design

§8-4  Roadside design


Chapter 9 Flexibility in Highway Design

§9-1  Introduction

§9-2  Design standards and design controls

§9-3  Horizontal and Vertical Alignment

§9-4  Cross Section Elements

§9-5  Bridges and Other Major Structures

§9-6  Intersections


Chapter 10 Case Studies

§10-1  Highway Design Approach in Germany

§10-2  Highway Design Approach in US and Japan

§10-3  Landscape Bridge Designprojects by TPDRI, SEU

§10-4  Highlights of Arterial Highway DesignNational Highway 104 designed by TPDRI, SEU

§10-5 Context-Sensitive Solutions for Nanjing-Hangzhou Expressway and Nanjing-Changzhou Expressway



  1. Teaching Schedule:

Week

Course Contents3 hours/week

Teaching Method

1

Chapter 1 Introduction

Lecture

2

Chapter 2 Road Planning

Lecture , Assignment 1

3

Chapter 3 Data Collection

Lecture

4

Chapter 4 Digital Terrain Model(Creation of DTM)

Lecture

In class discussion

5

Chapter 4 Digital Terrain Model(Integrated Surveying and CAD application)

Lecture , Assignment 2

6

Chapter 5 Highway Geometric Design(theory of horizontal alignment design )

Lecture

7

Chapter 5 Highway Geometric Design(optimal design, current design problems in highways and urban streets )

Assignment of research topic

In class discussion

8

Chapter 5 Highway Geometric Design(intersection)

Lecture

9

Chapter 5 Highway Geometric Design(intersection)Chapter 6 Highway Perspective and Animation

Lecture

In class discussion

10

Chapter 6 Highway Perspective and Animation

Mid-term testteam presentation, 3 hours

Lecture, presentation by students

11

Chapter 7 Design of Highway Affiliated Structures

Lecture

Assignment of class design

12

Chapter 8 Forgiving Highway Design

Lecture

13

Chapter 9 Flexibility in Highway Design

Lecture

14

Chapter 10 Case Studies(Highway Design Approach in Germany)

Lecture by invited speaker

15

Chapter 10 Case Studies(Highway Design Approach in US and Japan)

Lecture by invited speaker

16

Chapter 10 Case Studies(Context-Sensitive Solutions for Nanjing-Hangzhou Expressway and Nanjing-Changzhou Expressway, etc)

team presentation, 3 hours

Lecture by invited speaker

Presentation by students

17

Evaluation of students’ case design


18

Test