Module Learning OutcomesLo.2 Apply and evaluate methods of analysis of highway traffic and signalized intersections.Assignment ObjectiveThe highways part of the module aims to provide students with a basic understanding of highway design andconstruction, an understanding of the practices associated with highway route selection, the analysis of trafficflows, vehicular behavior, highway capacity and related issues of environment and sustainability. The mainobjective is to apply and evaluate methods of analysis of highway traffic and signalized intersectionsAssignment Tasks
Proposal [will be marked out of 100 and scaled down to 5marks]A short proposal is to be submitted on or before 29 October 2020 (23:59) which must include:o Understanding of deliverables – a detail description of deliverables. Mention the details of yourunderstanding from the given tasko General overview of proposed plan – Initial understanding of solution for given task. How you are goingto complete the task. Include your methodology in briefo Timeline for completion of the given tasks. How you are going to complete the task in given time.Provide your time schedule in Gant chartThe work proposal must be submitted in a word file (Maximum of 1 page) through the link available in Moodle
IN SEMESTER (INDIVIDUAL) ASSIGNMENTModule Code: CIVL 0011 Module Name: Highway and TransportEngineeringLevel: 2 Max. Marks: 100HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORT ENGINEERING (CIVL 0011) – FALL 2020 –CW (Assignment 1) – Session A&B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_035_02 Page 2 of 10CW [will be marked out of 100 and scaled down to 95 marks]Each student will have his own data that is given in the attached “CourseWork Project-Data” Excel sheet.Every student is required to prepare a report that include the following requirementsTask 1: Report [40 Marks]Write a short report on evaluating methods of analysis of highway traffic and signalized intersections, Yourreport should include the following requirements:a. The primary elements of traffic flow are flow, density, and speed. Discuss with illustration therelationships between the three elements of a traffic flow. [10Marks]b. Different types of traffic counts are carried out, depending on the anticipated use of the data tobe collected Select and describe the method and equipment you will recommend for trafficvolume counts for each of the road sections given below. Give reasons for yourrecommendations. [10Marks]
A private road leading to an industrial developmentA residential streetA rural collector roadA section of an interstate highwayc. A travel time study determines the amount of time required to travel from one point to anotheron a given route discuss the Applications of Travel Time and Delay Data , and How are travel timeand delay studies used? Describe one method for collecting travel time and delay data at asection of a highway. [10Marks]d. Reflection from MOOCs – [100 -200 words] [10 marks]Student should reflect the knowledge learnt from the MOOCs towards one of the following shortcourses. Student must Provide the certificate in the attachment at the end of the CWTransport Management in the UK: Rail and Roadhttps://alison.com/course/transport-management-in-the-uk-rail-and-roadTransport Management in the UK: Challenges, Health and Safetyhttps://alison.com/course/transport-management-in-the-uk-challenges-health-and-safetyTask 2: comprehensive analysis [40 Marks]
a. A suburban undivided 50 km multi-lane highway on rolling terrain has an AADT of 30,000 vehiclesper day, with a peak hour factor estimated at 0.9 and the directional factor, D is estimated at 0.7.All lanes are 3.05 m wide. There are no obstructions within 1.83 m of the kerb. The percentagesfor the various heavy vehicle types are: PT – 12%, PB – 6%, PR – 2%. The highway is required toprovide a Level of Service ‘B’ .Assuming the highway is to be designed for the thirtieth highesthourly volume during the year (where, K = 0.15). [15Marks]HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORT ENGINEERING (CIVL 0011) – FALL 2020 –CW (Assignment 1) – Session A&B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_035_02 Page 3 of 10
Determine the number of lanes required in each directionIf the highway is designed for the highest fiftieth hourly volume during the year (K1 =0.12). Does the number of required lanes change?If the one lane construction cost per kilometer is 50000 RO, Determine the saving ofconstruction cost of the road in this case.b. Two lanes of the four lanes on a section of a freeway have to be closed to undertake anemergency bridge repair that is expected to take 120minutes hr. The mean free speed of thefreeway is 90km/h and the jam density is 140 veh/km/ln. If it is estimated that the demand flowon the highway during the emergency repairs is 80% of the capacity(max flow), using thedeterministic approach, determine: [15Marks]The maximum queue length that will be formedThe number of vehicles that will be affected by the incidentThe average individual delayc. A commuter number of 10000 person travelling every day between two zones A and B and thereare three available travel modes are subway, taxi, and bus. The utility functions for the threemodes are estimated using the following equations: Us = 0.101 – 0.012T1 – 0.015T2 -0.022C UT =0 – 0.012T1 – 0.015T2 -0.022C UB = 0 – 0.012T1 – 0.015T2 -0.022C Where T1=journey time T2=travel time C = cost ($). [10Marks]Table 2: shows the variable of utility function of each mode.T1 (minutes) T2 (minutes) C (cent)Subway 15 10 60Taxi 25 35 600Bus 10 30 50If the ministry of transportation decides to increase the fare of the subway by 20%. Discussthe feasibility of this decision.If the ministry of transportation decide to reduce the travel time for the bus to 20 minutesand by 4 new buses where the capacity of each is 150 person /bus. Discuss the feasibility ofthis decision.Sections of the ReportThe Report should contain the following sections:1) Introduction2) Task 13) Task 24) Conclusion5) ReferencesHIGHWAY AND TRANSPORT ENGINEERING (CIVL 0011) – FALL 2020 –CW (Assignment 1) – Session A&B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_035_02 Page 4 of 101) Introduction: (200 words) (5 marks)The introduction is very important as it sets the context for the report. Summarize brief background, state thereport’s aim (objective), and describe how the report is organized (methodology). It is not usual to detailfindings or recommendations in the introduction.2) Task 1: Report (40 marks)3) Task 2: comprehensive analysis (40 marks)4) Conclusions (200 words) (5 marks)Every report should include a concluding statement/s on the subject of the report. Restate the aim of thereport and state how you have achieved it. Present the main findings and key recommendations in asummarized. You should also restate the limitations of the report.5) References: (5 marks)Use Harvard referencing system as per our college rules. Not less than 8 general references and 2 MEC ELibrary references.6) Appendix: If any additional figures, tables, and photosDELIVERABLE:The report for task 1 should not exceed 8 pages.Guidelines:Assignment must be computer typed.➢ Font – Times New Roman➢ Font – Style – Regular➢ Font – Size – 12➢ Heading should be with Font Size 14, Bold, Capital and Underline.➢ The report should have a Title Page. Title Page should contain the following information.• College name and logo• Title• Module name and Code• Student name• Student ID• Use page numbers
• Explain with suitable diagrams wherever required. Diagrams must be drawn using suitable software orby pencil.• Each student has to do the assignment individually .HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORT ENGINEERING (CIVL 0011) – FALL 2020 –CW (Assignment 1) – Session A&B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_035_02 Page 5 of 10• You can refer books in eLibrary or use internet resource. But you should not cut and paste materialfrom internet nor provide photocopied material from books. The assignment answers should be in yourown words after understanding the matter from the above resources.Rules & Regulations• All resources should be cited using CU Harvard style.• The final assignment must have a Title page, Table of Contents, References/ bibliography using CUHarvard Style and page numbers.• Title Page must have Assignment Name, Module name, Session, your name, ID, and the name of thefaculty.• Softcopy in word format is to be submitted through Turnitin link on Moodle.• Viva could be conducted if required after the assignment submission as per the dates informed earlier.VIVE will be online through MS Teams• If any content or diagram of the report body is found to be copied from the other students then markswill be deducted from both reports.Note:• This submission should include full solutions including calculations for each of the problems presented.All solutions should clearly state any assumptions, clauses, tables, figures and formulas used.• All the design should be clearly illustrated.• You must have citations from reputable journals, articles, books, etc. in your paper. this is consideredof great importance in the quality of your report and hence your markImportant Policies to be followed
Student Academic Integrity Policy*:MEC upholds the spirit of academic integrity in all forms of academic work and any form of violation of academicintegrity shall invite severe penalty. Any benefit obtained by indulging in the act of violation of academicintegrity shall be cancelled.All cases of violation of academic integrity on the part of the student shall fall under any of the below mentionedcategories:PlagiarismMalpracticeGhost WritingCollusionOther casesIf the student fails a module and has a proven case of academic integrity violation in this module, the studentis required to re-register the module. This is applicable to first and second offenders of plagiarism.PlagiarismA. First offence of plagiarismI. If a student is caught first time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study in anyassignment other than project work, the student will be allowed to re-submit the assignmentonce, within a maximum period of one week. However, a penalty of deduction of 25% of themarks obtained for the resubmitted work will be imposed.II. Period of re-submission: The student will have to re-submit the work one week from the datehe or she is advised to re-submit.HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORT ENGINEERING (CIVL 0011) – FALL 2020 –CW (Assignment 1) – Session A&B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_035_02 Page 6 of 10III. If the re-submitted work is also found to be plagiarized, then that assessment will be awardeda zero mark. Re-submission of the work beyond the maximum period of one week will not beaccepted and the assessment will be awarded a zero mark.B. Second offence of plagiarismIf any student is caught second time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study (in a subsequentsemester), the student will directly be awarded zero for the work in which plagiarism is detected. In such cases,the student will not be allowed to resubmit the work. 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A warning ofsuspension shall be issued, and student has to sign an undertaking and undergo counselling session in suchcases.Third Offence of Academic Integrity ViolationIf a student is caught a third time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment componentirrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shall fail the module andalso shall be suspended for one semester from the College, as recommended by institutional level academiccommittee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.Fourth Offence of Academic Integrity Violation:If a student is caught a fourth time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment componentirrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shall fail the module andalso shall be expelled from the College, as recommended by institutional level academic committee, Chaired bythe Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.Other casesIf a student commits an act of academic integrity violation as per the definition of “other cases” mentioned inthe previous section or of a different nature, student’s case shall be forwarded to an institutional level academiccommittee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. The committee shall investigate the case by meansof a viva and/or a disciplinary hearing and shall take appropriate decision. The penalty that can be granted to aproven case of academic integrity violation which falls in this category of “other cases” can be awarning/component zero/ module fail/suspension/expulsion depending on the nature and gravity of theoffence.Types/Variations of Cases:I. If plagiarism is detected in any component of one assessment, the deduction in marks will be applicablefor the whole assessment, even if only the component or part submission alone needs to beresubmitted.II. If plagiarism is detected in a group assessment, all students of the group will be considered as havingcommitted an act of plagiarism and the policy will then be applied to all studentsHIGHWAY AND TRANSPORT ENGINEERING (CIVL 0011) – FALL 2020 –CW (Assignment 1) – Session A&B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_035_02 Page 7 of 10III. If plagiarism is detected in any component of a group assessment, the deduction in marks will beapplicable for the whole assessment even if only the component or part submission alone needs to beresubmitted.All students of the group would be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism and the policy will thenbe applied to all the students of the group.IV. If the assessment consists of components or part submissions that could be a group assessmentcomponent (e.g. group assignment) and an individual assessment component (e.g. individualreflection), the following will be applicable:a. If plagiarism is detected in the group assessment component, all students of the group will beconsidered as having committed an act of plagiarism, The policy will then be applied to allstudents of the group. Group assessment component will be resubmitted as per the policy.b. If plagiarism is detected in the individual assessment component, the individual assessmentcomponent will be resubmitted and the policy will then be applied to that student alone.c. For both (a) and/or (b), the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment.
for further details Refer to MEC Student Academic Integrity Policy in Student Handbook.
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Understanding of the practices associated with highway route selection