CE 388 - ENGINEERING ECONOMY

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Fall Semester 2006
CEE 463/CEE 663 – TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
(Fall 2006)
Instructor:
Telephone:
Office Hours:
Zong Z. Tian
Office:
SEM 221
775-784-1232
Email:
[email protected]
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am to 11 am and 2:00 to 3:00 pm or anytime I am in my office
Time and Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Location:
SEM 321
Text (required): Roess, R., Prassas, E. and McShane, W., "Traffic Engineering," 3rd Edition, 2004, Prentice Hall,
ISBN 0-13-142471-8
Additional
References
(Optional)
1. Highway Capacity Manual 2000, Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 2000
2. Trip Generation Manual, 7th Edition, Institute of Transportation Engineers
3. Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Millinium Edition, 2003.
Goal: The content of the course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills for conducting
studies in the area of traffic enginnering operations.
Course Objectives:
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Familiarize the students with the basic principles of traffic engineering operations (a)
Familiarize the students with the standard traffic engineering software used by traffic engineering
professionals to analyze the operations of traffic facilities, including intersections and arterials (b,c,e)
Provide the students with the opportunity of working in a team environment for completing an actual
project (d)
* Provide the students with practical experience of working on a traffic impact study project
* Provide the students with general knowledge of various traffic engineering topics for more advanced
traffic engineering courses
* Required for graduate students who are enrolled in CEE 663 level.
What You Will Learn:
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Understand the analytical procedures for capacity and level of service calculations at signalized and
unsignalized intersections
Understand the basic principles of traffic signal timing and coordinating
Learn at least two popular traffic engineering software, SYNCHRO and TRAFFIX
Have the knowledge and skills for seeking employment in traffic engineering firms or public transportation
agencies
* Familiarize microscopic simulation models and their applications in traffic engineering
* Master the principles and procedures for conducting traffic impact studies
* Required for graduate students who are enrolled in CEE 663 level.
Prerequisite: CEE 362 or instructor permission
Exams, Homeworks and Projects:
There will be two exams, the midterm and final exams. There will be a number of homework assignments, covering
each major topics of the course. You will be working with other members in a team of about 4 students on a traffic
impact study project. The project is designed to provide you with practical experiences and apply the necessary
traffic analysis tools.
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Graduate students who are enrolled in CEE 663 level will have higher requirements and standards in grading the
assignments. Graduate students are required to apply simulation analysis in the final project assignment. In
addition, graduate students will need to complete an additional homework assignment involving signal system
optimization and coordination. Graduate students will also have additional problems to work during the midterm
and final exams.
Course Grading:
Percent Breakdown by Items
Midterm Exam
Final Exam
Quizzes
Homework
Project
25% (20%)
25% (30%)
10% (5%)
15% (15%)
25% (30%)
* Numbers in ( ) are for graduate students who are enrolled at CEE 643 level.
Grade Scale
A
B
C
D
F
90-100
80-90
70-80
60-70
<60
Assignment Due Dates:
All homework are due the week after they were assigned at the beginning of class, unless otherwise stated. Late
assignments will be accepted with a penalty as shown below
Days Late
Penalty
1
10%
2
50%
>2
No Credit
*Extenuating circumastances will be considered according to university regulations
Make-Up Exams:
Make-up exams will be given according to university regulations regarding excused absences. However, events
with schedules that are within your control do not quality as an excused absence.
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Course Schedule:
Table 1 shows the planned schedule and topic areas for the lectures. Table 2 shows the schedule for the project.
Table 1
Course Schedules – CEE 463/CEE 663: Traffic Engineering
Week
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Date
8/29
9/5
9/12
9/14
9/19
9/21
9/26
9/28
10/3
10/5
10/10
10/12
10/17
10/19
10/24
10/26
10/31
11/2
11/7
11/9
11/14
11/16
11/21
11/23
11/28
11/30
12/5
12/7
Topic
Introduction to Traffic Engineering
Topic 1 - Traffic Studies (1)
Topic 1 - Traffic Studies (2)
Topic 2 - Intersection Control and Signal Warrants
Topic 3 - Signal Timing Terminologies (1)
Topic 3 - Signal Timing Terminologies (2)
Topic 4 - Actuated Signal Control and Operations
Topic 5 - Analysis of Signalized Intersections (1)
Topic 5 - Analysis of Signalized Intersections (2)
Topic 5 - Analysis of Signalized Intersections (3)
Topic 5 - Analysis of Signalized Intersections (4)
Topic 5 - Analysis of Signalized Intersections (5)
Midterm Exam Review
Midterm Exam
Topic 6 - Unsignalized Intersections – TWSC (1)
Topic 6 - Unsignalized Intersections – TWSC (2)
Topic 6 - Unsignalized Intersections – TWSC (3)
Topic 6 - Unsignalized Intersections – TWSC (4)
Topic 6 - Unsignalized Intersections – AWSC
Topic 6 – Unsignalized Intersections - Roundabout
Topic 7 - Traffic Impact Analysis (1)
Topic 7 - Traffic Impact Analysis (2)
Topic 7 - Traffic Impact Analysis (3)
Topic 8 - Signal Timing and Coordination (1)
Topic 8 - Signal Timing and Coordination (2)
Topic 9 - Traffic Simulation
Project Presentation
Final Review
Final Exam
Reading
1
5,8
16
18
20
21, Handout
23, Handout
Handout
24, Handout
Handout
*Note: The course schedule is subject to change depending on student performance
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Table 2
Project Schedule – CEE 463/CEE 643: Traffic Engineering
Week
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Date
8/29
9/5
9/12
9/14
9/19
9/21
9/26
9/28
10/3
10/5
10/10
10/12
10/17
10/19
10/24
10/26
10/31
11/2
Assignment
Initial project team formation
Deliverable
Finalize project teams
Report on team and
members
Report describing data
collection results
11/7
11/9
11/14
11/16
11/21
11/23
11/28
11/30
12/5
12/7
Results of existing operations
Field data collection: volume, delay,
geometry
No project related assignments
Field data collection: signal timing
Conduct signalized intersection analysis
Report describing data
collection results
Report on LOS for
signalized intersections
No project related assignments
No project related assignments
Analysis of unsignalized intersections
Report on LOS for
unsignalized
intersections
Class presentation
Trip generation, distribution, and develop
TRAFFIX model
Final analysis with site development
Prepare project report and presentation
Project Presentation
Class presentation
Final week
*Note: The course schedule is subject to change depending on student performance
If you have a disability for which you will need accommodations, please contact me or Mary Zabel at the Disability
Resource Center (Thompson Student Services – 107), as soon as possible to arrange for appropriate
accommodations.
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