It is intended that the students obtain the necessary knowledge to the planning, conception and design of transportation infrastructures, especially road infrastructures, with focus on geometric design but also considering the basic concepts of earthworks, drainage, paving and safety equipment.
Rui Alexandre Lopes Baltazar Micaelo
Weekly - 5
Total - 71
Basic knowledge on surveying.
1. Lecture notes; 2. "Norma de traçado", JAE, 1994; 3. "Manual Prático de Estradas", Manuel Prates, 2018.; 4. “Norma de intersecções”, JAE, 1990; 5. “Norma de nós de ligação”, JAE, 1990; 6. “Manual de drenagem superficial em vias de comunicação”, IEP, 2001; 7. “Tipologias de meios e modos de transporte”, IMTT, 2011; 8. Paul Wright, Karen Dixon – “Highway engineering”, 7th edition, Wiley, 2004.
In parallel to the lectures on transportation infrastructures and the expositions on exercises concerning the geometric design, students work in a group to conceive a road section project, which includes geometric design, earthworks, drainage, paving and safety equipment. The evaluation comprises the elements prepared for the group project, the attendance of lectures and practical sessions and a final exam.
The evaluation includes three components: mini-tests (27%); theoretical-practical (33%); project (40%).
Three online mini-tests will be performed during the semester.
The theoretical-practical component comprises one written test at the end of the semester.
The project is prepared in a group with a maximum of three students.
Approval requires attendance to at least 2/3 of practical classes, a project grade higher than 9.5/20, an average grade in tests higher than 9/20 and a minimum final grade of 9,5/20.
Students who attended classes and did the project, in the school year 2019/2020, are dismissed from attending practical classes and doing the road project work.
1. Transport and transportation infrastructures. Comparison between railway, road and airport transportation.
2. Road planning.
3. Phases for design. Project components.
4. Restrictions for the conception of transportation infrastructures.
5. Driving conditions. Level-of-service and road capacity. Definition of speed and sight distances.
6. Horizontal alignment and vertical alignment. Restrictions to geometric design.
7. Cross-section elements.
8. Crossing. Types and characteristics.
9. Basic elements for earthworks, drainage, pavements and safety equipment.
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