Course Title: Carry out geometric road design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: CIVE5579

Course Title: Carry out geometric road design

School: 130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6066 - Advanced Diploma of Civil Engineering (Structural Design)

Course Contact : Tony Skinner Program Coordinator

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4444

Course Contact Email:tony.skinner@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Coordinator:
Mr Tony Skinner
Tel. 9925 4444
Fax. 99254377
Email: tony.skinner@rmit.edu.au

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

EDX130 – Use mathematics at technician level
EDC040 – Perform measurements and layout tasks on construction sites.
EDC050 – 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:

EAC050 Carry out geometric road design

Element:

Design an intersection at grade for a given design vehicle.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Tabulated data is extracted.
1.2 Turning templates are correctly used.
1.3 The data required to horizontally and vertically define the intersection is
calculated.
1.4 The finished pavement is correctly contoured.
1.5 All information is clearly detailed on a drawing.

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Tabulated data is extracted as required.
2.2 The data required to detail the combined horizontal and vertical alignment
of the road centreline is calculated.
2.3 The data required to detail the left/right pavement edge levels is calculated.
2.4 The data required to detail the left/right shoulder point levels is calculated.
2.5 The data is clearly displayed in sketch and table form.

Element:

Design and calculate the horizontal alignment of a roadway centreline.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Tabulated data is extracted as required.
3.2 The data required to detail the horizontal alignment of the road centreline is
Calculated.
3.3 The maximum super- elevation to be attained is determined.
3.4 Where applicable, transition curve data is determined.
3.5 The data is clearly displayed in sketch and table form.

Element:

Design and calculate the vertical alignment of a roadway centreline.

Performance Criteria:

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


Learning Outcomes


Design an intersection at grade for a given design vehicle.
Design and calculate the combined horizontal and vertical alignment of a roadway centreline.

Design and calculate the horizontal alignment of a roadway centreline.

Design and calculate the vertical alignment of a roadway centreline.


Details of Learning Activities

Teacher Led
Face to face lectures and practical sessions
Provide examples that are closely related to the workplace environment
covering the coordination of horizontal and vertical alignment
Demonstrate the use of longitudinal sections using sample drawings from
industry
Explain the theory associated with intersection and roundabout design
Demonstrate sample problems related to the location of roadway centre lines
Illustrate standard designs using examples from Vic Roads
Student based
Solving problems relating to vertical and horizontal alignment of roadway centre
lines
Solving problems relating to intersection design
Preparation of longitudinal sections to industry standards
Preparation of intersection design to industry standards


Teaching Schedule

See Online Learning Hub for details.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Nil


References

1 Road Design Manual –Part 2 Urban Design Guide, (Road Design Manual-
Vic Roads publication)
2 Rural Design Guide ( Guide for the design of the intersections at
grade.))(AUST ROADS publication)


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

This unit will be assessed in the classroom environment using holistic assessment based on typical workplace activities

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of
• Two assignments involving vertical and horizontal alignments of the road centreline (Elements 1,2, and 3)
• Two assignments involving intersection design (Element 4)


Assessment Tasks

Carry out design exercises and answer questionnaires.


Assessment Matrix

Element CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final AssessmentSubmission Date.
1-3Questionnaires
Major Assignment  
40%
30%
 12 June 07 
27 April 07
4Major assignment  30%19 June 07

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