Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9103047032015Traffic EngineeringElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this lecture is to inform students about the traffic techniques and surveying methods which are used for modeling and analysis.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Yalçın Alver
Learning Outcomes
1To recognize the basic components of traffic flow
2To apply the traffic surveying methods
3To design highways based on traffic values
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to traffic engineering. Definitions of basic traffic engineering terms. Observation of traffic flow variables. Flow-density-speed. Surveying, count and observation methods. Observation of flow, speed, density and gap at fixed stations. Delay survey. Parking survey. Observation of flow, speed, density with a mobile observer. Questionnaires and prediction methods. Basic elements of traffic flow. Speed- density relations. Speed-flow relations. Flow-Density relations. Capacity, Concept of capacity. Practical capacity. Relationship between road geometric standards and capacity. Design of highways based on traffic values.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to traffic engineering. Definitions of basic traffic engineering terms.
2Observation of traffic flow variables.
3Concept of flow, density, speed
4Surveying, count and observation methods. Observation of flow, speed, density and gap at fixed stations.
5Delay survey. Parking survey
6Observation of flow, speed, density with a mobile observer
7Questionnaires and prediction methods.
8Midterm
9Basic elements of traffic flow. Speed- density relations. Speed-flow relations. Flow-Density relations.
10Basic elements of traffic flow. Speed- density relations. Speed-flow relations. Flow-Density relations.
11Capacity, Concept of capacity. Practical capacity
12Capacity, Concept of capacity. Practical capacity
13Relationship between road geometric standards and capacity.
14Design of highways based on traffic values
15Presentations
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Roess, R.P., Prassas,E.L. and McShane,W.R., “TrafficEngineering”,Third Edition, Prentice-Hall,2004. Pline James L., ed. “Traffic Engineering Handbook”, 5th edition. Institute of Transportation Engineers, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 1999. Roger P. Roess, Elena S. Prassas, William R. McShane, “Traffic Engineering” Pearson Education International, 2004. Fred L. Mannering, Scott S. Washburn, Walter P. Kilareski, “Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis”, Fourth Edition, Wiley.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Field Work111
Seminar15050
Self Study188
Individual Study for Mid term Examination15555
Individual Study for Final Examination16565
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)225
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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