Unit code: HES2136
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||54 hours|
Aims and objectives
1. Identify objectives and principles of road geometric design and how to address them through proper selection of design inputs. (K1, S1, S2)
2. Apply current guidelines in the design of road geometric elements using hand calculations and relevant software. (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
3. Appreciate and apply the principles of sustainable road design and construction practices. (K3, S1)
4. Demonstrate an understanding of how moisture and material properties affect pavement performance. (K3)
5. Safely execute experiments, analyse and interpret results and errors and formulate conclusions as part of a team. (K2, S1, A7)
6. Generate high quality reports as part of a team. (A2, A7)
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.
Individual or Group Assessment
50% - 80%
5% - 10%
0% - 7.5%
0% - 2.5%
15% - 20%
Individual / Group
0% - 10%
- Objectives of geometric road design and design inputs
- Road cross-section elements and drainage structures
- Design of horizontal alignment
- Design of vertical alignment and calculations of earthworks
- Coordination of alignments and checking for overtaking opportunity
- Motorcycle issues in road design, construction and maintenance
- Road construction sequence and sustainability in construction
- Earthworks equipment and calculation of equipment output
- Compaction theory and stabilisation
- Properties and testing of road construction materials
Reading materialsAustroads. (2006-2009). Guide to Road Design, Parts 1 - 8. (Available electronically via the library)
Das B. M. (2006). Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, Canada, Neilson.
Garber, N. J. & Hoel, L. A. (2002). Traffic & Highway Engineering. Brooks/Cole.