13011 Geometric Highway Design
The course is taught in danish, based on Danish road design standards, but all course material is available in English. The course is run by Marianne Rask, Roskilde Municipality.
|Taught under open university|
Scope and form:
Lectures and exercises
Duration of Course:
Type of assessment:
Not applicable together with:
General course objectives:
To enable the students to design different types of highways and junctions.
|A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:|
- Describe the project phases of a road design project
- Create a digital terrain model based on GIS data
- Explain which elements to use in horisontal and vertical road alignments
- Determine design parameters for horisontal and vertical road alignments
- Choose an appropriate 3D road alignment
- Describe the elements of a road cross section
- Determine types and sizes of elements in a road cross section
- Explain why, when and how to determine road cross slope and superelevation
- Choose a junction type - level or grade separated - and to design a road intersection (priority junction, signalled junction or roundabout) in 2D
- Use a CAD-system to set up road project drawings using CAD-standards
- Use a CAD-based road design system
- Estimate design costs and visualise the project
The students will design a highway using the CAD-system MicroStation and the application InRoads.
The process includes creation of a digital terrain model based on GIS data, design of a horisontal and a vertical road alignment, definition of a typical cross section and creation of a 3D roadway model. Based on the roadway model the students must create cross sections, volumes and graphics for project drawings. The course also includes preliminary design of a junction or roundabout, including road marking.
During the course the students will create a report and drawings that will be the basis of the assessment.
The course is run by Marianne Rask, Roskilde Municipality.
Green challenge participation:
Please contact the teacher for information on whether this course gives the student the opportunity to prepare a project that may participate in DTU´s Study Conference on sustainability, climate technology, and the environment (GRØN DYST). More information
|, 115, 003, (+45) 4525 1502,
, 115, 030,
|13 Department of Transport|
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|Highway Design, Road geometry, CAD, InRoads, MicroStation|
August 9, 2012|
See course in DTU Course base