Course code BūvZ3129

Credit points 2

Roads and Squares II

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures6

Independent study hours74

Date of course confirmation21.03.2018

Responsible UnitDepartment of Structural Engineering

Course developer

author lect.

Gints Mauševics

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ2053, Mechanics of Soils

Fizi2003, Physics

LauZ2020, Geology and Soil Science I

VidZ3039, Soil and Water Conservation II

Course abstract

The course project develops skills in designing of roads in accordance with Latvian State Standards (LVS). Road plan, longitudinal profile and road cross-section profiles are designed. The AutoCAD program is used to work out the graphic part of the course project.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge: about roads, their technical design requirements and materials used for road construction - defense of the course project. • Skills: to perform the technical designing of roads in accordance with the existing design norms; to make a good choice for environmentally friendly building materials and engineering structures - defense of the course project. • Competence: ability to analyze technical designs of roads and squares, their potential negative impact on the environment - defense of the course project.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Characteristics of the environmental conditions of the district.
2. Determination of road category.
3. Calculation of dimensions of a road plan geometric elements.
4. Calculation of longitudinal slope and vertical curves.
5. Determination of parameters of road cross-section elements.
6. Variants of road plan. Choice of reference points.
7. Coordinates of reference points.
8. Calculation of elements of a horizontal curve.
9. Longitudinal profile drafting.
10. Determination of the main elements of the longitudinal profile.
11. Road cross-section profiles designing.
12. Choice and design of road pavement construction.
13. A summary of the route main technical indicators and longitudinal profile data.
14. Design of graphical part of the course project.
15. Explanatory notes of the course project.
16. Defense of the course project.

Requirements for awarding credit points

A road section project has been developed, completed and successfully defended.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

The student work out a Road section project according to the individual task of the course project.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The course project is evaluated with a grade, if the student has independently worked out the course project in accordance with the individual task, and is able to prove the acquired knowledge, skills and competences.

Compulsory reading

1. Andersons G., Siņajeva R. Autoceļu projektēšana: palīglīdzeklis studentiem. Jelgava: LLU, 2000. 31 lpp. 2. Naudžuns J. Autoceļu projektēšana. Trases plāna, garenprofila un ceļa klātnes izveidojums. Rīga, 2006. 117 lpp. 3. Naudžuns J. Autoceļu projektēšanas pamatkurss. Rīga: Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte, 2007. 120 lpp. 4. Wright Paul H. Highway engineering. 6th ed. New York etc.: John Wiley & Sons, 1996. 680 p.

Further reading

1. Drēska A. Meža autoceļi. Jelgava, 2014. 121 lpp. 2. Lūsis J., Slēde E., Mengots J. Autoceļi. Rīga: Liesma, 1972. 375 lpp. 3. Mannering F.L. Principles of highway and traffic analysis. F.L. Mannering, W.P. Kilareski. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley&Sons, 1998. 340 p. 4. Славуцкий А.К., Носов В.П. Сельскохозяйственные дороги и площадки: Учебник для вузов. Москва, Агропромиздат, 1986. 446 c.

Periodicals and other sources

1. LVS 190-1 Ceļu projektēšanas noteikumi. 1. daļa: Ceļa trase 2. LVS 190-2 Ceļu projektēšanas noteikumi. 2. daļa: Normālprofili 3. LVS 190-3 Ceļu projektēšanas noteikumi. 3. daļa: Vienlīmeņa ceļu mezgli 4. LVS 190-5 Ceļu projektēšanas noteikumi. 5. daļa: Zemes klātne


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