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Highway Engineering

Module name (EN): Highway Engineering
Degree programme: Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: BIBA370
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 6VU (6 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

[updated 28.09.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIBA370 Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2009, semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA370 Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA370 Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 3, mandatory course
90 class hours (= 67.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 112.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BIBA688 Traffic Engineering
BIBA690 Road and Highway Planning
BIBA791 Road Transport and Traffic

[updated 30.03.2016]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Cypra
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schneider

[updated 11.12.2013]
Learning outcomes:
_ After successfully completing this module, students will have basic knowledge about designing roads. They will be able to calculate and define the position, height and cross-section of roads in detail.
_ With regard to road construction technology, students will be able to design road structures, apply necessary construction techniques in a targeted manner and incorporate safety requirements into their road construction sites.

[updated 28.09.2020]
Module content:
_ Basic principles of vehicle dynamics
_ Planning processes and principles _ Alignment - vertical and horizontal _ Designing road cross sections
_ Cross slopes
_ Sight distance
_ Spatial alignment
_ Introduction to road construction technology, earthworks, building materials (especially asphalt)
_ Road surface design according to RStO
_ Asphalt road surface, base courses, wearing courses, concrete road construction
_ Road construction site safety

[updated 28.09.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
_ Forschungsgesellschaft für das Straßen- und Verkehrswesen: Richtlinien und Merkblätter
_ Wolf, Bracher, Bösl: Straßenplanung
_ Hutschenreuther, Wörner: Asphalt im Straßenbau
_ Velske, Mentlein, Eymann: Straßenbau - Straßenbautechnik
_ Schneider, Bautabellen für Ingenieure, Werner Verlag   

[updated 28.09.2020]
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