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  • Introduction to Course

    • Course Outline for 

      First Semester 2023_2024

  • Topic 1

    Chapter One:

    Introduction to Transportation Systems Engineering  

     

    Introduction:

    The chapter introduces the transportation system, its relevance, and its relation with development and economic growth. The chapter also presents the costs and benefits of transportation. The transportation system characteristics are discussed considering its components within a system analysis approach. The various modes of  transportation are then introduced, including ground, air, and sea based transportation. The chapter illustrates the fields of transportation engineering, and how transportation is related to other disciplines. Finally, the chapter discusses contemporary transportation issues and challenges.

    Objectives:

    1. Identify the importance of transportation, and the general concepts of transportation systems and their characteristics.
    2. Define the various transportation modes, and their characteristics and uses.                                                                   
    3. Recognize the various areas of the transportation engineering profession and their interrelations with other disciplines.
    4. Demonstrate the contemporary issues and challenges related to transportation  systems, including technical, environment, social and economic aspects.
    Chapter Subjects:

    In this chapter we will cover the following subjects :

    1. Introduction to the transportation sector.
    2. Transportation systems characteristics.
    3. Modes of transportation.
    4. Fields of transportation engineering.
    5. Transportation systems issues and challenges.

  • Topic 2

    Chapter two:

    Human, Vehicle and Transportation Environment Characteristics

    Introduction:

    The chapter introduces the main components of the highway transportation system; the driver (and the pedestrian), the vehicle, and the road. To provide efficient and safe highway transportation, a knowledge of the characteristics and limitations of each of these components is essential. It is also important to recognize the interrelationships that exist among these components in order to determine the effects that they have on each other.

    Objectives:

    1. Define the main components of the highway transportation system.
    2. Explain the interaction and interrelations among the main components of the highway transportation system.
    3. Discuss the relevant characteristics of the components of the highway transportation system.
    4. Demonstrate the importance of the main components of the highway transportation system and their use in the design and operation of highway facilities.

    Chapter Subjects:

    In this chapter we will cover the following subjects:

    1. Human-Vehicle-Environment Interaction
    2. Driver Characteristics
    3. Vehicle Characteristics
    4. Road-Vehicle Performance
  • Topic 3

     Chapter Three:
    Highway Location