Course Title: Carry out geometric road design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: CIVE5678

Course Title: Carry out geometric road design

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. A R M Muniruzzaman
arm.muniruzzaman@rmit.edu.au
Tel: 03 9925 4415

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDX130B – Use technical mathematics (basic)
EDX140B – Use technical mathematics (advanced)
EDC040B – Perform measurements and layout tasks on construction sites.
EDC050B – Prepare drawings required in the construction of rural roads.

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to design and calculate the geometry of both rural and urban roads using relevant Australian road design standards.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EAC050B Carry out geometric road design

Element:

1. Design and calculate the horizontal alignment of a roadway centreline.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Tabulated data is extracted as required.
1.2 The data required to detail the horizontal alignment of the road centreline is calculated.
1.3 The maximum super-elevation to be attained is determined.
1.4 Where applicable, transition curve data is determined.
1.5 The data is clearly displayed in sketch and table form.

Element:

2. Design and calculate the vertical alignment of a roadway centreline.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Tabulated data is extracted as required.
2.2 The data required to detail the vertical alignment of the road centreline is calculated.
2.3 The data is clearly displayed in sketch and table form.

Element:

3. Design and calculate the combined horizontal and vertical alignment of a roadway centreline.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Tabulated data is extracted as required.
3.2 The data required to detail the combined horizontal and vertical alignment of the road centreline is calculated.
3.3 The data required to detail the left/right pavement edge levels is calculated.
3.4 The data required to detail the left/right shoulder point levels is calculated.
3.5 The data is clearly displayed in sketch and table form.

Element:

4. Design an intersection at grade for a given design vehicle.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Tabulated data is extracted.
4.2 Turning templates are correctly used.
4.3 The data required to horizontally and vertically define the intersection is calculated.
4.4 The finished pavement is correctly contoured.
4.5 All information is clearly detailed on a drawing.


Learning Outcomes


  


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course.

• Lectures/Tutorials
• Practicals/Discussions
• Journals/Research Work/Team Work
• Presentations
• Self-Directed Learning
• Site Visit/Excursion/Guest Speaker (TBA)

Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:

  • to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism 
  • to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required 
  • to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
  • to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
  • to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
  • to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain

Effective Communication Presentation of subject material in the most up to date manner. Assessment by way of exams and laboratory reports
Creative: Planning & organising activities Collecting, analysing & organising information.
Ethical responsibilities: Introducing Engineers Australia Code of Ethics Observing legislation and statutory requirements. Identifying plagiarism attempts
Team work : Appropriate personnel to be consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the module activities Team approach in collating and evaluating results of research or testing procedures undertaken
Long-life learners:  Encourage self-study through curiosity Some percentage of assessment will test these skills Professional Attitudes Presenting professional image Communication, class participation and performance.


Teaching Schedule

Week   Topics DeliveredResource and Activities                                Elements / Performance criteriaAssessment Tasks
1 - 2Introduction to Geometric Road Design
• Hierarchy of roads – classifications and functions.
• Fundamentals of road design – location and access, vehicles,  statutory requirements, Topography, pedestrian. Traffic Volumes
• Characteristics of traffic flow – types, speed and volume
 
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion

REF: Learning Package & Road Design ebook
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.5 
3Speed parameters and Sight distance
• Operating and design speeds
• Vehicle characteristics
• Elements of sight distance – stopping, overtaking and Manoeuvre
 
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion

 

1.1, 1.2, 1.5 
4Design and calculate the horizontal alignment of a roadway centreline- Circular curve.
• Circular Curve – terminology & attributes
• Transition Curve - terminology & attributes
 
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5

 

5Design and calculate the horizontal alignment of a roadway centreline- Circular curve.
• Horizontal alignment
• Road cross sections and slopes
• Chainages
• Circular curve design method
 
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion on Assignment 1 & activity
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5 
6Design and calculate the horizontal alignment of a roadway centreline- Circular curve.
• Superelevation
• Radial force and design speed
• Spirals
• Side friction
 
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion on Assignment 1 & activity
 
1.3, 1.4, 1.5 
7Design and calculate the horizontal alignment of a roadway centreline- Circular curve.
• Setting out of circular curve
• Setting out of transition curve
• Position of superelevation runoff
 
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion on activity
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 
8Design and calculate the vertical alignment of a roadway centreline- Crest curve.
• Grade selection and Design procedure
• Length of vertical curves
• Gradient
• Setting out
 
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion on Assignment 2

 

2.1, 2.2, 2.3Assignment 1
due, 10 %
9Design and calculate the vertical alignment of a roadway centreline- Crest curve.
• Grade selection and Design procedure
• Length of vertical curves
• Gradient
• calculation for setting out a vertical curve
 
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion on Assignment 2

 

2.1, 2.2, 2.3 
10Design and calculate the vertical alignment of a roadway centreline- Crest curve.
• Parameters of sag and crest curve
• Highest and lowest points
 
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion on Assignment 2
 
2.1, 2.2, 2.3

 

11Mid Semester ExamExam includes topics covered during Weeks 1 to 101.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

Assignment 2
due, 20 %

Mid Semester Exam, 20 %

12Design and calculate the combined horizontal and vertical alignment of a roadway centreline
• Coordination of horizontal and vertical; alignment
• Factors and considerations
• Adjustments in the calculations
• Cross section Plotting roadway design templates in cut, fill, or a combination of both, at a given scale, indicating relevant elements
 
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion on Assignment 3
 
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 
13Design and calculate the combined horizontal and vertical alignment of a roadway centreline
• Vertical alignment matching horizontal alignments
• Adjustments
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion
 
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 
14Intersections at Grade
• Types of intersections – merits and limitations
• Design factors
• Design data
• Capacity and flow
 
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion on Assignment 4

 

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 
15Intersections manoeuvers
• Queue lengths and expected delays
• Traffic control
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion on Assignment 4

 

4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5 
16Intersections design based on given data
• Set up criteria
• Design compliance
Lecture
Practical Examples
Questions and Answers,
Discussion on Assignment 4

 

4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5Assignment 3
due, 20 %  
17 - 18Exam 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 End of Semester  Exam, 30 %
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Design standards include current AUSTROADS publications – ‘Urban Design Guide’, ‘Rural design Guide’, and ‘Guide for the design of intersections at grade’


References


Other Resources

1. Work notes.
2. Calculator, ruler and pencil.
3. Prescribed text books
4. Access to blackboard notes.
5. AutoCAD Civil 3d software access at home.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction


Assessment Tasks

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Assignments1, 2, and 3 : Design and calculate the combined horizontal and vertical alignment of a roadway centreline- 50% weightage

Assignment 1: Operating and design speeds, traffic volumes, sight distances : 10% weightage

Assignment 2: Horizontal alignment design : 20% weightage

Assignment 3: Verticle alignment design : 20% weightage

Exams : Covers all performance criteria : 20 % (Mid Semester Exam) + 30% (End of Semester Exam) weightage


Student has also to show an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:

  • basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
  • the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
  • identifying potential workplace hazards and suggested measures for accident prevention
  • working safely with electrical tools or equipment

Assessment requirements also include:

- attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises ,
- Evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation projects.

- satisfactory completion of class assignment work
- timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation


Assessment Matrix

 

Assessment vs EAC050B Elements and Performance Criteria

Assessment TasksPerformance criteria/ElementsTotal weighting
Assignments 1, 2, 31.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.550%
Exams                                            1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.550%

  

            EAC050B Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.33.13.23.33.43.54.14.24.34.44.5
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Other Information

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, report for practical work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration


PLAGIARISM:
Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism


Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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