Aug 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CV 3310 - Geometric Design of Roadways

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course develops skills in the geometric design of transportation facilities including roadways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities.  Building on the introductory knowledge gained in CV 380 , students develop a detailed understanding of transportation design elements and practice design skills using AutoCAD Civil 3D.  Topics include functional analysis of transportation facilities, design vehicles and drivers, horizontal and vertical alignment, drawing in CAD software, and elements of safety in transportation design. (prereq: CV 2001 , CV 380 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Differentiate between functional highway classifications
  • Design horizontal and vertical alignment of a roadway segment to fit existing topography
  • Analyze intersection design conditions and choose appropriate control
  • Identify and analyze the pros and cons of the general interchange types

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Civil 3D
  • Transportation engineering

Course Topics
  • Functional classification of highway systems
  • Traffic characteristics and highway capacity as applicable to design decision-making
  • Horizontal alignment of roadways
  • Vertical alignment of roadways
  • Access, pedestrians and bicycles
  • Combination curves in highway design
  • Design elements of cross sections
  • Civil 3D applications in transportation engineering
  • Freeway and interchange design

Dr. Mitzi Dobersek

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