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Design of Transportation Infrastructures

01RYCBH, 01RYCMX

A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ict For Smart Societies (Ict Per La Societa' Del Futuro) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Civile - Torino

Borrow

03RYCNF

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 40
Esercitazioni in aula 20
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Bassani Marco Professore Ordinario ICAR/04 40 20 0 0 5
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/04 6 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria civile
2022/23
The predominant feature of the course is its “professionalizing” aspect and it aims to provide advanced knowledge in the field of transportation infrastructure design (i.e., roads, railways and airports). The course follows a sequential process that starts from the knowledge of the various modelling techniques of the territory and ends with the design of horizontal and vertical alignments, edges and margins, slopes, and construction details. During the course, certain key issues, relating to geometric and functional design subject to compliance with rules and constraints, are presented. The topics covered deal with the re-design of existing and planned transportation infrastructures. The official language of the course is English.
The predominant feature of the course is its “professionalizing” aspect and it aims to provide advanced knowledge in the field of transportation infrastructure design (i.e., roads, railways and airports). The course follows a sequential process that starts from the knowledge of the various modelling techniques of the territory and ends with the design of horizontal and vertical alignments, edges and margins, slopes, and construction details. During the course, certain key issues, relating to geometric and functional design subject to compliance with rules and constraints, are presented. The topics covered deal with the re-design of existing and planned transportation infrastructures. The official language of the course is English.
The course deals with the geometric and functional design of transportation infrastructures. The topics are introduced in such a way as to promote in each student the capacity to independently analyse problems from a professional point of view. Throughout the course, there will be opportunities to update students on the progress of scientific research in this specific field. In particular, the student will acquire the following skills: - ability to produce geometric drawings of infrastructures and their components, - ability to assess operational functionality. For the final exams, the student needs to know: - the interactions between the various components of transportation infrastructures, - the models and methods useful for geometric and functional design; - the rules, regulations & standards currently in force. For their judgment skills and ability to relate to other professionals, students must be able to: - compile technical and descriptive TI project documents (drawings and reports), - adopt and motivate design decisions, - coordinate working groups; - communicate and engage with specialists from other civil engineering disciplines (structures, geotechnics, hydraulics, topography), - use the specific terminology of the TI sector appropriately.
The course deals with the geometric and functional design of transportation infrastructures. The topics are introduced in such a way as to promote in each student the capacity to independently analyse problems from a professional point of view. Throughout the course, there will be opportunities to update students on the progress of scientific research in this specific field. In particular, the student will acquire the following skills: - ability to produce geometric drawings of infrastructures and their components, - ability to assess operational functionality. For the final exams, the student needs to know: - the interactions between the various components of transportation infrastructures, - the models and methods useful for geometric and functional design; - the rules, regulations & standards currently in force. For their judgment skills and ability to relate to other professionals, students must be able to: - compile technical and descriptive TI project documents (drawings and reports), - adopt and motivate design decisions, - coordinate working groups; - communicate and engage with specialists from other civil engineering disciplines (structures, geotechnics, hydraulics, topography), - use the specific terminology of the TI sector appropriately.
Students are required to have fundamentals of Road, Railways, Airports from the undergraduate study programs. An understanding of written and spoken English is also mandatory.
Students are required to have fundamentals of Road, Railways, Airports from the undergraduate study programs. An understanding of written and spoken English is also mandatory.
Lectures (39 hrs): 1. Course introduction and aims (1.5) - Course organization, Functions of transportation infrastructures, Vehicle-infrastructure and aircraft-runway interaction, Standard and Performance-based design approaches. 2. Shared topics (9): - Design of template sections (road, railways and airport facilities) - Drainage and safety systems - Design levels (according to national rules) and mandatory nature of rules; software for conceptual and practical design (terrain and design model formation), Alignment design for elements and vertexes (roads and railways) - Geometric design of transitions (spirals and approximated solutions), reverse and continuity curves 3. Functional design for roads with HCM (7.5) - Road segments: motorways, multilane highways, two-lane highways - Intersections: linear (T and crossing) and roundabouts - Interchanges (entry and exit terminals, weaving areas) 4. Geometric design of roads (based on current national and international standards) (12) - Horizontal alignment, transitions (standard specifications for the scale factor) - Vertical alignment, Horizontal/vertical coordination - Design and Operating Speeds; Consistency analysis - Intersections and interchanges - Urban road facilities (for pedestrians and two-wheelers) 5. Geometric design of railways (based on current national and international standards) (4.5) - Railway system and superstructure, Loading and structural gauge, Curve dynamic and Operating system Superelevation, Speed variables affecting design (limit and track speed), Railway transitions (standard specifications) - Vertical alignment, Switches and crossings, Light railway design 6. Geometric design of airfields (based on ICAO standard) (4.5) - Runway design (orientation, cross sections and vertical alignment) - Geometric design of taxiways, taxi lanes, and aprons - Exits and transitional elements, design of taxiway curves and intersections Practice (21 hrs): 1. H1 (1.5) Cross section design (AutoCAD) of a road segment and a railway line 2. H2 (3) OpenRoad Concept Station, and conceptual design of a road segment 3. H3 (3) OpenRail Concept Station, conceptual design of a railway segment 4. (4.5) OpenRoad Designer webinair seminar 5. H4 (1.5) Plan-profile at the definitive level (1:2000, 1:200), technical report 6. H5 (6) Operational analysis of segment and intersections 7. H6 (1.5) Horizontal alignment of a trumpet interchange with AutoCAD Webinair seminars: video support for the use of design software (OpenRoad/Rail Concept/Designer) Organization: groups of 4 members, deadline for project delivery, document to be prepared on electronic format (pdf), limited number of pages for reports (attachment excluded). 12 hrs of revision in 3 on-line meetings (4 hrs each).
Lectures (39 hrs): 1. Course introduction and aims (1.5) - Course organization, Functions of transportation infrastructures, Vehicle-infrastructure and aircraft-runway interaction, Standard and Performance-based design approaches. 2. Shared topics (9): - Design of template sections (road, railways and airport facilities) - Drainage and safety systems - Design levels (according to national rules) and mandatory nature of rules; software for conceptual and practical design (terrain and design model formation), Alignment design for elements and vertexes (roads and railways) - Geometric design of transitions (spirals and approximated solutions), reverse and continuity curves 3. Functional design for roads with HCM (7.5) - Road segments: motorways, multilane highways, two-lane highways - Intersections: linear (T and crossing) and roundabouts - Interchanges (entry and exit terminals, weaving areas) 4. Geometric design of roads (based on current national and international standards) (12) - Horizontal alignment, transitions (standard specifications for the scale factor) - Vertical alignment, Horizontal/vertical coordination - Design and Operating Speeds; Consistency analysis - Intersections and interchanges - Urban road facilities (for pedestrians and two-wheelers) 5. Geometric design of railways (based on current national and international standards) (4.5) - Railway system and superstructure, Loading and structural gauge, Curve dynamic and Operating system Superelevation, Speed variables affecting design (limit and track speed), Railway transitions (standard specifications) - Vertical alignment, Switches and crossings, Light railway design 6. Geometric design of airfields (based on ICAO standard) (4.5) - Runway design (orientation, cross sections and vertical alignment) - Geometric design of taxiways, taxi lanes, and aprons - Exits and transitional elements, design of taxiway curves and intersections Practice (21 hrs): 1. H1 (1.5) Cross section design (AutoCAD) of a road segment and a railway line 2. H2 (3) OpenRoad Concept Station, and conceptual design of a road segment 3. H3 (3) OpenRail Concept Station, conceptual design of a railway segment 4. (4.5) OpenRoad Designer webinair seminar 5. H4 (1.5) Plan-profile at the definitive level (1:2000, 1:200), technical report 6. H5 (6) Operational analysis of segment and intersections 7. H6 (1.5) Horizontal alignment of a trumpet interchange with AutoCAD Webinair seminars: video support for the use of design software (OpenRoad/Rail Concept/Designer) Organization: groups of 4 members, deadline for project delivery, document to be prepared on electronic format (pdf), limited number of pages for reports (attachment excluded). 12 hrs of revision in 3 on-line meetings (4 hrs each).
With the sole exception of the introductory part of the course, there is a corresponding number of hours of exercise which serve to help students learn about computational and design methods and tools. Exercises on the operational analysis and design of roads will be presented and solved, to support students in the project development. Homework is checked three times during the course. It is expected to be delivered to the teacher within the week following the end of the course. The electronic copy of the project must be in a pdf format. The delivery must be processed via POLITOApp. Material for the project is provided on the website page of the course. Specific software for the design of infrastructure facilities will be available (OpenRoad/Rail ConceptStation and OpenRoad Designer). It will be presented in the class and used by students as a design tool. As a rule, the group must include a self-completed work to complete each assignment. The lecturer and the instructor will provide continuous assistance in the lab and with tutoring meetings.
With the sole exception of the introductory part of the course, there is a corresponding number of hours of exercise which serve to help students learn about computational and design methods and tools. Exercises on the operational analysis and design of roads will be presented and solved, to support students in the project development. Homework is checked three times during the course. It is expected to be delivered to the teacher within the week following the end of the course. The electronic copy of the project must be in a pdf format. The delivery must be processed via POLITOApp. Material for the project is provided on the website page of the course. Specific software for the design of infrastructure facilities will be available (OpenRoad/Rail ConceptStation and OpenRoad Designer). It will be presented in the class and used by students as a design tool. As a rule, the group must include a self-completed work to complete each assignment. The lecturer and the instructor will provide continuous assistance in the lab and with tutoring meetings. Video projector for slides during lectures and tutorials. No consumables. Lecture notes, handouts of the slides used in class, texts of design themes assigned and technical standards will be made available on the course webpage. Students will receive print credits for the printing of the project.
Lectures: 39 hrs. Practice and tutorials: 21 hrs. Tutoring (optional): 3 hrs. per group
Lectures: 39 hrs. Practice and tutorials: 21 hrs. Tutoring (optional): 3 hrs. per group
AA.VV., Strade. Teoria e Tecnica delle Costruzioni Stradali. Vol. I – Progettazione. Pearson ed. Wright, P., Highway Engineering, Ed. Whiley. Profillidis, V.A., Railway Management and Engineering, Ashgate ed. Horonjeff, R., McKelvey, F.X., Planning and Design of Airports, McGraw Hill. Ministero Infrastrutture e Trasporti (2001, 2004, 2006). Norme Tecniche. AASHTO (2018). A Policy on the Geometric Design of Highways and Streets. AASHTO (2016). Highway Capacity Manual. Ch. 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 22, 24. The following will be made available on the course webpage: - Teaching material (slides) presented during the lectures, - Exercise texts, - Design manuals, - Technical standards.
AA.VV., Strade. Teoria e Tecnica delle Costruzioni Stradali. Vol. I – Progettazione. Pearson ed. Wright, P., Highway Engineering, Ed. Whiley. Profillidis, V.A., Railway Management and Engineering, Ashgate ed. Horonjeff, R., McKelvey, F.X., Planning and Design of Airports, McGraw Hill. Ministero Infrastrutture e Trasporti (2001, 2004, 2006). Norme Tecniche. AASHTO (2018). A Policy on the Geometric Design of Highways and Streets. AASHTO (2016). Highway Capacity Manual. Ch. 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 22, 24. The following will be made available on the course webpage: - Teaching material (slides) presented during the lectures, - Exercise texts, - Design manuals, - Technical standards.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria;
Exam: Compulsory oral exam;
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam;
An individual oral examination, lasting 45 minutes, will be held via the BBB Virtual Classroom platform or in presence. To be admitted to the oral exam it is necessary to obtain a positive evaluation in the homework (H1-H6). The oral exam consists of at least three questions. The examination has the objective to assess if the student has acquired sufficient autonomy and ability to understand and solve the proposed design problem, in compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory design rules. The final evaluation is based on both the evaluation of the oral (50%) and the project (50%).
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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