Course Code: 5620457
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 7.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AHMET CEVDET YALÇINER
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620353
The course set above should be completed before taking CE457 HIGHWAY DESIGN .

Course Objective

The objectives are to introduce the principles geometric design of highways and to provide the students to practice completing a partial highway design project.

Course Content

Stopping and passing sight distance, zero line application simple horizontal curve, compound and reverse curves, transition length and superelevation, surface and subsurface drainage, culvert design, types of pavements, material characteristics for subgrade, subbase, base, binder and wearing courses, thickness design using AASHTO 86 design manual, discussion of other pavement design approaches, properties of concrete, asphaltic concrete.

Learning Outcomes

The stuents are expected to handle the basic inputs for geometric design of highways, to evaluate the inputs and formulate the design problem using the relevant standards and to process design work including preparation of necessary drawings by using any suitable software.