MODELLING AND CONTROL OF TRAFFIC SYSTEMS

MODELLING AND CONTROL OF TRAFFIC SYSTEMS

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Code
90444
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10377 SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION (LM-26) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/04
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The goal of this course is that of developing and applying modeling and optimization tools to solve problems dealing with performance analysis and optimization of traffic networks. Different classes of dynamic models of traffic networks will be presented, based on various assumptions about the architecture for information exchange among the decision makers. Real time control problems are considered and possible control schemes are presented. The application of such schemes is discussed also with respect to the computational requirements and the needs for communication.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The objective of this course is that of providing to the student the conceptual and methodological tools necessary to model vehicle traffic systems. On this basis, analysis and control problems of vehicle traffic systems will be considered in detail. A specific emphasis will be given to the assumptions regarding the possibility of ground-vehicle communication (and vice versa) and on their impact over the model structures and the statement of the control problems.At the end of the course, the student will be able to find dynamic models of traffic systems and to state and solve, also using suitable software tools, performance optmization and real-time control problems

 

 

Teaching methods

Lectures and computer exercises in the classroom.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Macroscopic traffic models for a single link. Models continuous in time and space. Discrete models. Traffic network models. Traffic network control problems. Decentralized control. Second order models (basic concepts).

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The notes of the course will be made available to the students. They will include several bibliographical references.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: It is possible  to meet the professor, on request, at different times.

Exam Board

RICCARDO MINCIARDI (President)

ANGELO ALESSANDRI (President)

ROBERTO SACILE

DAVIDE GIGLIO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and computer exercises in the classroom.

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam, that may include a discusssion of the reports about the computer exercises.

 

 

 

Assessment methods

The exam has the objective of checking and evaluating the capability of the sudent  to solve modelling and control problems for traffic systems, analogous to those presented during the lectures and solved within the computer exercises. 

The exam will also test the degree of acquisition of the basic concepts and methods provided by the course