Highway Capacity Analysis Course
This course includes lectures, software demonstrations and application examples on the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 6th Edition procedures. Step-by-step instruction of the HCM 6th Edition methodologies will be provided for each analytical chapter. The upgraded Highway Capacity Software (HCS7) implements and automates the HCM 6th Edition procedures. Each lecture will be followed by working example problems and a software demonstration using the HCS7. A comprehensive workbook is provided and a general agenda for the two-day version (three days if hands on) follows:
|Welcome and Introductions||Roster sign-in, workbook distribution, agenda, schedule, informal discussion.|
|Highway Capacity Manual||Overview of HCM 6th Edition Organization, Application and Changes, Chapter by Chapter.|
|Principles and Concepts||Review of peak-hour factor, delay, density, headway, queue, and level of service.|
|Multilane Highways||Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapter 12 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.|
|Basic Freeway Segments||Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapter 12 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.|
|Freeway Weaving Segments||Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapter 13 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.|
|Freeway Facilities||Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapter 10 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.|
|Two-Lane Highways||Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapter 15 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.|
|Stop-Controlled Intersections||Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapters 20 & 21 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.|
|Roundabouts||Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapter 22 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.|
|Signalized Intersections||Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapter 19 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.
– Including Saturation Flow, NEMA Phasing, Phase Duration, IQA Model, Oversaturated Conditions and Multiple-Period Analysis.
|Urban Streets||Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapters 16 & 18 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.
– Including Flow Profile, Platoon Dispersion Access Points, Coordination, Optimization, Animation and Visual Mode
|Interchange Ramp Terminals||Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapter 23 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.|
William M. Sampson, P.E. is a faculty member of the University of Florida (UF) Department of Civil Engineering with nearly 40 years of experience. He is the Director of the McTrans Center and also is responsible for technical assistance and ongoing development of the Highway Capacity Software (HCS). He teaches two graduate courses (Traffic Engineering and Highway Capacity Analysis) at UF. He is a former member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (HCQS) committee, and still serves on several subcommittees.