Academic Package

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For the Traffic & Transport Engineers of the Future

This package is intended to be a part of a unit of study in an undergraduate course in Civil Engineering or similar discipline. Depending on the structure of the course, it will generally be included in a unit called Transport Engineering or Traffic Engineering.

The aim of the package is to teach the use of the SIDRA INTERSECTION software and the theoretical and empirical basis of the traffic models it employs. Through this, students will develop an understanding of the role of intersections in a road transport system and learn about the assessment of performance of intersections and networks of intersections, for the purposes of transport decision making, planning and design.

After successfully completing this package, students should be able to:

  • Understand the basic parameters that govern the safety and traffic performance of intersections and road networks.
  • Analyse and assess the performance of intersections through an understanding of traffic flow theories and the use of the SIDRA INTERSECTION software.
  • Understand how intersections and road networks are modelled in analytical software tools such as SIDRA INTERSECTION.

The SIDRA ACADEMIC PACKAGE is provided free of charge. This package is for use in conjunction with the SIDRA INTERSECTION software. Your institution must hold an EDUCATIONAL software licence and renew COVER (subscription) annually for continued use of the software.

This package will also help students to develop generic skills and competencies that are often at the core of engineering undergraduate courses, such as:

  • Scientific Method: Proficient application of concepts, theories and techniques of the physical sciences.
  • Mathematics: Proficient use of mathematical techniques, application of formulae and calculations.
  • Computers: Proficient use of relevant computer applications with advanced understanding of the underlying models.
  • Problem Solving: Systematic use of engineering methods to solve complex problems.
  • Design: Systematic use of engineering methods in design.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work effectively within a team.

This package would constitute about one quarter to one third of a full semester unit of study.

Typically, it would be integrated into a unit that also covers topics such as:

  • Transport system planning process, objectives and performance measures of the transport system.
  • Transport integration and sustainability.
  • Modes of transport, including walking and cycling.
  • Traffic data and collection techniques.
  • Traffic control devices.
  • Intelligent transport systems (ITS).
  • Traffic flow theories and models for uninterrupted flow.
  • Principles of intersection and road geometric design.

Any material supplied is copyright of SIDRA SOLUTIONS and is not to be distributed to any third party.

SIDRA SOLUTIONS welcomes any feedback you may have on this package. If you modify or add any material or create different assignments, your contributions would improve this package for all users through the world.

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Contents Summary

The SIDRA ACADEMIC PACKAGE consists of material in the form of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SIDRA INTERSECTION Project files for three Lectures and three corresponding Tutorials. Material for three sample Student Assignments is also included. See the sections below for documents included in the package.

This version of the package is for left-hand traffic rule (label LH included in all document names). SIDRA INTERSECTION Project files are based on the SIDRA Standard Left software setup with metric units.

Folder Name

Document Name

File Type

Introduction

Introduction for Lecturers

Word

Introduction for Students

Word

Notes

Computer LAB Notes for Tutors

Word

Computer LAB Example

Word

Computer LAB SOLUTIONS

SIDRA Project

Lecture 1

Lecture 1 - Fundamentals and Sign Controlled

PowerPoint

Tutorial 1 - Sign Controlled SLIDES

PowerPoint

Tutorial 1 - Sign Controlled EXERCISES

Word

Tutorial 1 - Sign Controlled SOLUTIONS

Excel

Lecture 2

Lecture 2 - Signalised

PowerPoint

Tutorial 2 - Signalised SLIDES

PowerPoint

Tutorial 2 - Signalised EXERCISES

Word

Tutorial 2 - Signalised SOLUTIONS

Excel

Lecture 3

Lecture 3 - Roundabouts

PowerPoint

Tutorial 3 - Roundabouts SLIDES

PowerPoint

Tutorial 3 - Roundabouts EXERCISES

Word

Tutorial 3 - Roundabouts SOLUTION

Excel

Assignments

Assignment 1 Intersection Analysis Exercises

Word

Assignment 1 SOLUTIONS

SIDRA Project

Assignment 2 Wellington Kelletts

Word

Assignment 2 Wellington Kelletts Aerial Image

JPEG

Assignment 2 Wellington Kelletts Previous Upgrade Image

JPEG

Assignment 2 Wellington Kelletts Turning Movement Counts

Excel

Assignment 2 Wellington Kelletts SOLUTION

SIDRA Project

Assignment 3 Real Intersection

Word

This version of the package is for right-hand traffic rule (label RH included in all document names). SIDRA INTERSECTION Project files are based on the SIDRA Standard Right software setup with metric units.

Folder Name

Document Name

File Type

Introduction

Introduction for Lecturers

Word

Introduction for Students

Word

Notes

Computer LAB Notes for Tutors

Word

Computer LAB Example

Word

Computer LAB SOLUTIONS

SIDRA Project

Lecture 1

Lecture 1 - Fundamentals and Sign Controlled

PowerPoint

Tutorial 1 - Sign Controlled SLIDES

PowerPoint

Tutorial 1 - Sign Controlled EXERCISES

Word

Tutorial 1 - Sign Controlled SOLUTIONS

Excel

Lecture 2

Lecture 2 - Signalised

PowerPoint

Tutorial 2 - Signalised SLIDES

PowerPoint

Tutorial 2 - Signalised EXERCISES

Word

Tutorial 2 - Signalised SOLUTIONS

Excel

Lecture 3

Lecture 3 - Roundabouts

PowerPoint

Tutorial 3 - Roundabouts SLIDES

PowerPoint

Tutorial 3 - Roundabouts EXERCISES

Word

Tutorial 3 - Roundabouts SOLUTION

Excel

Assignments

Assignment 1 Intersection Analysis Exercises

Word

Assignment 1 SOLUTIONS

SIDRA Project

Assignment 2 A Local Intersection (to be prepared)

-

Assignment 3 Real Intersection

Word

Who this package is for

This is for Lecturers only. If you are interested in receiving the SIDRA ACADEMIC PACKAGE and you are a lecturer at a University or Educational Institution, please follow the link below. We will get in touch with you after you submit the form.

Students: This package will not be issued to students as it is for teaching purposes only. We suggest that you to discuss acquisition of this package with your lecturer.