CVEN 456/766 Course Material

 

This webpage is intended for the students enrolled in the course. However, you are welcomed to use the material if you feel it may be useful in anyway.

 

Last updated: March 21, 2018

 

Course Syllabus 456 (Undergraduate)

Course Syllabus 766 (Graduate version)

 

 

Assignments

 

Assignment 1

 

Assignment 2

        Solution

 

Assignment 3

        Solution

 

Laboratories

 

Laboratory 1

        Data

 

Laboratory 2

 

Laboratory 3 *New

 

Relevant files for using Civil 3D:

 

Creating an alignment

 

Civil 3D contour lines

 

Jeff’s Otey’s Seminar Notes and Input files: Seminar *New

 

Capstone Project

 

The links below include the description of the project for each team (in PDF) and the attached DWG and image files.

 

Team 1

        Data

 

Team 2

        Data

 

Team 3

        Data

 

Team 4

        Data

 

Each team needs to include this matrix/table in their report: Matrix *New

 

 

Textbooks

 

Textbook for this course:

 

CoursePack Title: CVEN 456: Highway Design - Spring 2018

Instructor: Dr. Dominique Lord

CoursePackID: 562093

OrderID: 587522

CoursePack ISBN: 9781506605852

CoursePack Format: Print

 

        Available at the A&M bookstore and possibly at Barnes & Noble.

 

Texas Roadway Design Manual (needed for the project):

 

http://onlinemanuals.txdot.gov/txdotmanuals/rdw/rdw.pdf

 

 

 

Slides and other Material

 

Course Outline

 

Topic 1 – Trends & Highway Classification

 

Topics 2 & 3 Highway Design Process & Route Selection

        Additional Material: Bearing & Azimuth

 

TxDOT Project Development Process

DESFlow Chart

 

Review – Earth Work

(Please note that I won’t teach this material. Since all of you have already seen it, I uploaded it for your information)

 

Topic 4 – Highway Costs

 

        Mark Poage’s Seminar

         

        Bob Appleton’s Seminar

 

Topic 5 – Design Controls

 

Topic 6 – Sight Distance

 

        Computing Sight Distance on Crest Curves (kindly provided with permission from Dr. Ezra Hauer)

 

Topic 7 – Horizontal Alignment  

 

        Additional Information about Spirals

 

Topic 8 – Vertical Alignment

 

        Additional Information about Critical Length of Grade

 

Topic 9 – Cross Section Design

 

Topic 10 – Intersections *Link corrected

 

Additional information for sight distance *Link corrected

 

        Additional information for taper design  

 

        Three-centered Curves

 

Topic 11 – Environmental Issues in Highway Design