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Title: Overview of Transportation Engineering


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Overview of Transportation Engineering
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Subjects Covered in the Class
  • Transportation Facts
  • Transportation Planning
  • Traffic Concepts
  • Vehicle and Driver Characteristics
  • Geometric Design of Highways
  • Pavement Design
  • Environmental Effects of Transportation

3
What is Transportation?
Movement of persons and goods over space
4
Transportation
5
Users/Content
  • People ? Passenger Transportation
  • Goods ? Freight Transportation

Commuting Shopping Recreation
Share of total passengers or tons-km
Business TourismMigration
Passengers
Distance
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Users/Content
Passengers Freight
Board, get off and transfer without assistance Must be loaded, unloaded and transferred
Process information and act on it without assistance The information must be processed through logistics managers
Make choices between means of transport often irrationally Logistics managers make choices between means of transport rationally
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Vehicles/Services
8
Vehicles/Services
pipelines
9
Vehicles/Services
10
Infrastructure
11
Turkish Highway System
  • hieararchially,
  • Freeways
  • State Roads
  • Urban Roads
  • Village Roads
  • Forestry Roads
  • Inner City Roads
  • Touristic Roads
  • Special Purpose Roads (military,dam,..)

12
Operation, Construction, and Maintenance of Roads
  • General Directorate of Turkish Highways
    (responsible for freeways, state, and urban
    roads)
  • General Directorate of Village Services
    (responsible for village roads)
  • General Directorate of Forestry (responsible for
    forestry roads)

13
The Total Lengths of Highways
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The Total Lengths of Railways
15
2000
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Evolution of Transportation
1000
Jet Plane
Road
Rail
750
Maritime
Air
500
HST
Propeller Plane
250
Automobile
100
Rail
Stage Coach
50
Liner
Containership
Clipper Ship
1800
1900
2000
1850
1950
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What is Transportation Engineering?
  • One of the specialty areas of civil engineering
  • Development of facilities for the movement of
    goods and people
  • Planning, design, operation and maintenance
  • Multidisciplinary study

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Transportation Engineering
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