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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
SAP-Submodule-No.: P110-0074
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 (P110-0074) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2009, semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA370 (P110-0074) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA370 (P110-0074) 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

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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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