CE 361 Transportation Engineering - Spring 2015


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Instructor: Fred Mannering, Charles Pankow Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, Office: Hampton G175D, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907; (765) 496-7913;e-mail: flm@ecn.purdue.edu; links: personal homepage.

Course Summary: The purpose of this course is to provide students with a solid introduction to the principles of transportation engineering with a focus on highway engineering and traffic analysis. The material learned will provide the basic skill set that will allow students to solve transportation problems that are likely to appear in professional practice and on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE) and the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam (PE). The material also serves as foundation for future coursework in transportation should students wish to pursue further coursework in the field.

Time and Location: Spring Semester, Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:00pm-1:15pm, in room HAMP 1144.

Textbook: Mannering, F., Washburn, S. (2013) Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 5th edition. Available at bn.com, bookstores and other sources (beware of Amazon.com, their prices vary almost daily and can be good deals or ridiculously non-competitive).
Note: Do not get the 4th edition and do not get the SI-Units paperback version. There are many differences in these versions; different problems, problem values, design standards, etc.
Best online price (you can also check Amazon's price which fluctuates almost daily)
Publisher website

General downloads:
Course syllabus

Assignment #1 (due Tuesday January 27)
Assignment #2 (due Tuesday February 10) Problem 3.32 setup
Assignment #3 (due Thursday February 19)
Assignment #4 | Pavement Design Charts (due Tuesday March 3)
Pavement-lecture graph examples: Problems 4.10, 4.12, 4.22
Assignment #5 (due Thursday April 2)
Assignment #5 problem hints
Assignment #6 (due Tuesday April 21)
Assignment #7 (due Thursday April 30)

In-class design problems:
ICDP-2: Approach
ICDP-3 Solution
ICDP-4 Solution
ICDP-5 Solution
ICDP-6 Solution
ICDP-7 Solution
ICDP-8 Solution

Exam Schedule and Study Aids:
Mid-term Exam #1, Thursday March 5, 2015, HAMP 1144; 12 noon to 1:15pm; Open Book, Open notes, 4 problems
Solutions to 2015 Exam #1 ; Average = 78.45%; s.d. = 12.03
Sample: Mid-term Exam #1 from 2014 (2015 exam will not have true/false)

Mid-term Exam #2, Thursday April 16, 2015, HAMP 1144; 12 noon to 1:15pm; 10 true/false (closed book) then 4 problems (open book)
Solutions to 2015 Exam #2 ; Average = 74.38%; s.d. = 11.16
Jeopardy questions from chapters 4 and 5
Sample: Mid-term Exam #2 from 2014 (2015 exam will have true/false)

Final Exam, Friday May 8, 2014, EE 170; 10:30am to 12:30pm; Open Book, Open notes, 6 problems
Sample: Final from 2014

Term Project:
Project overview and format
Due: 5pm Friday May 8, 2015 in HAMP G175D (Monday May 11, 2015 by 9am to avoid an incomplete, communicate if you will miss the May 8 deadline)

Other downloads (password protected):
Solutions - Assignment #1
Solutions - Assignment #2
Solutions - Assignment #3
Solutions - Assignment #4
Solutions - Assignment #5
Solutions - Assignment #6
Solutions - Assignment #7

Course notes (password protected):
Lectures, chapter 1 (class notes)
Lectures, chapter 2 (class notes)
Lectures, chapter 3 (class notes)
Lectures, chapter 4 (class notes)
Lectures, chapter 5 (class notes)
Lectures, chapter 6 (class notes)
Lectures, chapter 7 (class notes)

Relevant web links:
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