Course Code: 5620353
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(3-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. M. ÖZDEMİR AKYILMAZ
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

The aim of the course is to get acquainted all civil engineering students with geometric elements of highways to be used in highway design first, and then provide the basic determinants of traffic system to alleviate traffic problems.

Course Content

Introduction to transportation systems. Vehicles, network and terminals as components of transportation systems engineering. Design of transportation facilities emphasizing land transportation. Operations planning of transportation systems and traffic engineering. Models of traffic flow. Traffic analysis at intersections. Basic definitions and computations of level of service. Planning and management techniques.

Learning Outcomes

The students would be capable to carry out a highway design project starting with route location and continuing with all phases of the design by considering those geometric elements conformal with the economical mass distribution, and would be able to search solutions to traffic problems with analytical methods of traffic engineering taught at an introductory level.