Advanced Transportation Engineering covers the up-to-date knowledge in planning, design and operation analysis of transportation infrastructures such as airports and road systems. Included therein is two major components, being advanced traffic engineering and advanced pavement design. Current Australian/international guidelines and techniques will be applied for the design and the analysis of the performance of transportation infrastructures.
The traffic engineering component focuses on demand for transport and the significance of transport to the economy; transport planning techniques including trip generation, trip distribution, mode split and trip assignment models; traffic engineering aspects including flow theory, road capacity, headways, gaps and speed analysis; intersection analysis and the use of SIDRA program to aid design and analysis of signalised intersections; local area traffic management studies; traffic analysis by determination of the level of service of highways and freeways; and sustainable transportation. The pavement engineering components of the unit include, pavement materials and structural layers; determination of number of equivalent standard axles; airport pavement design; highway pavement design for both flexible and rigid pavement systems; interpretation of pavement related laboratory test results such as Repeated Load Triaxial and California Bearing Ratio tests; road drainage systems; and pavement distresses and maintenance programs.
You will also have the opportunity to use transportation engineering knowledge for designing and analysing real-world complex transport networks and vehicle trips using SIDRA INTERSECTION software package and pavement design and analysis using CIRCLY and APSDS software packages at an advanced level.