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CET 255 - Roadway/Highway Design

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will introduce the student to additional highway design topics. Topics will include hydrology and drainage design, intersection and interchange design, roadside design, jointing, pavement design, parking design, highway capacity and traffic engineering.
Prerequisite: CET 215   or instructor approval
Competencies
  1. Discuss the goals of drainage system design
    1. Describe the goals and components of surface drainage systems
    2. Describe the goals and components of subsurface drainage systems
  2. Discuss computation of surface runoff
    1. Explain return period
    2. Compute surface runoff using rational method
  3. Discuss design of open channels
    1. Compute flow depth in open channels using Manning’s equation
    2. Design open channels for a given flow quantity
  4. Discuss design of culverts
    1. Design sizes of culverts for inlet control
    2. Design sizes of culverts for outlet control
  5. Discuss design of basic storm sewer systems
    1. Design locations and sizes of intakes
    2. Design sizes and slopes of storm sewer pipes
  6. Discuss the principles of roadside design
    1. Describe clear zones and recovery areas
    2. Identify types and criteria of longitudinal barriers
    3. Design a longitudinal barrier system
  7. Discuss the principles of intersection and interchange design
    1. Describe the types and functions of at-grade intersections
    2. Describe the types and functions of grade separated interchanges
    3. Perform a basic parking facilities design
  8. Identify and design highway pavements
    1. Compare the benefits of rigid pavements and flexible pavements
    2. Design jointing of rigid pavements
    3. Design the thickness of pavements
  9. Discuss the basic principles of highway capacity analysis
    1. Perform capacity analysis for freeway segments
    2. Perform capacity analysis for signalized intersections
  10. Discuss the basic principles of traffic engineering
    1. Describe traffic control devices and systems
    2. Describe traffic control in work zones
  11. Discuss the design of other transportation systems
    1. Describe the design of air systems
    2. Describe the design of rail systems
    3. Describe the design of bicycle systems
  12. Discuss principles of access management
    1. Discuss how access management can improve safety and capacity
    2. Discuss successful access management designs



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