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Traffic Engineering

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Traffic Engineering
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
European Civil Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: DFBCE-616
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4SU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BIBA688 (P110-0147) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2009 , semester 6, optional course
BIBA688 (P110-0147) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 6, optional course
BIBA688 (P110-0147) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 6, optional course
DFBCE-616 (P630-0059) European Civil Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 6, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Cypra
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Cypra

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_ be able to calculate and evaluate the performance of "freie Strecken" and junctions.
_ are able to design and calculate junctions controlled by traffic light signals and develop traffic signal control programs.
_ be able to simulate traffic flows.

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Module content:
_ The theoretical / statistical principles of traffic flow.
_ Calculating the performance of routes and junctions according to the Handbook for the Design of Road Traffic Facilities (HBS 2015).
_ Principles of controlling intersections with traffic signal systems
_ Creating a signal layout plan, calculating intergreen times, phase sequences, signal schedules, fixed-time programs
_ Principles of traffic-dependent control methods, creating a control logic, green wave. Manual processing and processing using calculation programs.
_ Introduction to the simulation of traffic flows using simulation software

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Recommended or required reading:
_ FGSV: Handbuch für die Bemessung von Straßenverkehrsanlagen _ HBS (2015)
_ FGSV: Richtlinien für Lichtsignalanlagen - RiLSA
_ Schnabel, Lohse: Straßenverkehrstechnik
_ Mensebach: Straßenverkehrsplanung / Straßenverkehrstechnik

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