ECTSDesign and Construction of Transportation Facilities

Design and Construction of Transportation Facilities (CE511) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Design and Construction of Transportation Facilities CE511 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Erşan GÖKSU
Course Assistants
Course Objectives General overview to transport facilities and related structures. Engineering works like, Bridges, Culverts, Viaducts, Tunnels, Pylons, Towers etc. and special transport structures as Aerial Railways, Lifts, Pipe lines. Design Methods, System selection and optimization with detailing. Prestressed Concrete Structures; Pretension - and Posttension Methods and Design applications. Design of Special Transportation Structures Considering both Economic and Engineering Aspects, Optimization, Application of New Technologies
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Introduction to special engineering structures, System and Cross-section optimization, Application of new design technologies and methods; To develop the ability to - Chose the system, modeling and optimization of structural parts of the projects like any other industrial, commercial or office works. - present achieved model and prepare a structural design and calculation progress in a simple format. - present interactions between structures and effecting parameters like loading cases, solicitations dynamic effects as well as soil – foundation influences - check and verify the stability of the structures and its conceivable parts as well the resistance of structural elements. Plan the financial success of the project during performance. - manage costs, work and resources used in the project.
Course Content Transportation systems, geometric design of transportation facilities based on operational capacity, site constraints, and safety considerations, pavement design and rehabilitation, terminals as components of transportation systems engineering, operations planning and construction of transportation systems.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Overview on Special Transportation Structures, Course Content
2 Material; Concrete, Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Reinforced Concrete, Prestressed Concrete, Steel, Wood
3 Detailing, Cross-section Optimization
4 System Optimization
5 Culverts, Bridges, Viaducts
6 Optimization of Openings in Bridges and Viaducts
7 Prestressed Concrete, Definition and History
8 Application Fields and Types
9 Calculation Methods / Dimensioning and Verification
10 Posttensioned Plate Calculations
11 Tunnels
12 Discussion of 1st Midterm
13 Discussion of 2nd Midterm
14 Aerial Railways, Pipelines
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Other Sources 1. - GUYON, Y. “Béton précontrainte, Etude théorique expérimentale” Editions Eyrolles, Paris 1958
2. Leonhard, F. Prof. Dr. “Spannbeton für die Praxis” Wilhelm Ernst und Sohn, Berlin 1961
3. Lin, T.Y. “Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures” John Wiley & Sonc Inc. New-York 1961
4. Göksu, E. “Öngerilimli Betonların, tarihçesi, tanımı ve yararları” İMO Türkiye Mühendislik Haberleri Kasım 1975, Ankara
5. Göksu, E. “Öngerilimli Betonun Gereksindirdiği yapı gereçleri” İMO Türkiye Mühendislik Haberleri Mart 1976, Ankara
6. Göksu, E. “Öngerilimli Betonun Statiği ve Hesap yöntemleriİ IMO Türkiye Mühendislik Haberleri Eylül 1975, Ankara
7. Göksu, E. “Önceden kaynaşmalı (Pretension) ve Sonradan kaynaşmalı (Post tension) Öngerilimli yapık (prefabrik) öğelerin yapım ilkeleri” IMO Türkiye Mühendislik Haberleri Kasım 1976, Ankara
8. Göksu, E. “Önyapımlı İskelet Sistemler ve Niğbaş Uygulaması” TÜBİTAK Eylül 1980, Ankara
9. Göksu, E. “Ard-germeli Betonarme düz döşemeler” Yapı Dünyası Ağustos 1998, Ankara

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 5
Homework Assignments 4 15
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 10 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems. X
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications X
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings. X
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues. X
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams X
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation X
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems. X
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 6 6
Homework Assignments 4 2 8
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 2 4
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 17 17
Total Workload 125