King Fahad University of petroleum & Minerals Civil Engineering Department . CE-576 Highway Geometric Design Chapter I Instructor: Dr. Nedal T. Ratrout . Chapter I. Highway Functions. Scope:.
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Highway Geometric Design
Instructor: Dr. Nedal T. Ratrout
Introduce the concepts needed for understanding the functional classification system of highways functions
Based on geometric features (e.g.freeways and highways).
(e.g.,U.S., state, county), this classification is helpful for traffic operations.
(e.g.,National highway system, Non-national highway system), used to denote government responsibility & method of financing
Grouping of highways by the character of service they provide, it’s developed for transportation planning & design process
4. Spacing Between principal arterials vary from 1.6 km [1mi] to 8 km [5mi]
5. Emphasis on offering high mobility.
Design Controls & Criteria
Discuss the characteristics of vehicles that act as criteria for the optimization or improvement in design of highways.
Include passenger cars of all sizes, sport, minivans, vans & pick-up trucks.
Include intercity, city transit, school & articulation buses.
Include single-unit trucks, truck tractor-semitrailer combinations, truck tractor with semitrailer in combination with full trailer.
Include motor homes, cars with camper trailers, cars with boat trailer, motor homes with boat trailers, and motor homes pulling cars.