PLANNING AND DESIGN OF TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

PLANNING AND DESIGN OF TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

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Code
98178
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 10716 INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE (L-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE )
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide the student with the modeling and methodological basis for analyzing, planning and optimizing transport systems, with reference to the transport of both people and goods. In particular, the goal is to make the student able to realize models of transport demand and supply, as well as of their interaction, in order to evaluate and optimize their performances. Finally, the course aims to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the main software tools for simulation and planning of transport systems and for the solution of simple decision-making problems.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student has acquired the fundamental notions of planning and management of transport systems and is able to solve simple problems to analyze and define interventions on a transport system (in particular with reference to road infrastructures). Several practical lessons allow the student to acquire skills in the use of simulation softwares and other softwares for the solution of some decision problems.

Teaching methods

In the 2020/21 academic year, the course takes place remotely through the Microsoft Teams tool. During the lessons, the professor shows slides (which are made available to the students through Aulaweb, in general before the lesson) on the various topics of the course and, in some cases, he uses a virtual blackboard to explain in detail sono specific contents.

There will be some face-to-face meetings with the students (approximately one per month) to give them the opportunity to ask for clarifications on the program. During these meetings, which are actually part of the course, the professor is available to give explanations on the blackboard on what has been done during the remote lessons. These meetings, whose dates will be defined later and communicated during the remote lessons (and through Aulaweb), will take place in compliance with the health prevention measures dictated by the rules in force at the time of reception.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Introduction to planning and management of transportation systems
  • Transportation Supply Models
  • Fundamentals of on random utility theory and travel-demand models
  • Supply-demand interaction (deterministic assignment)
  • Notions of technology and economy of transportation
  • Introduction to decision problems in transport systems
  • Simulation of transport systems

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The main bibliographic reference is the book of Prof. Ennio Cascetta “Modelli per i sistemi di trasporto. Teoria e applicazioni". The reference of the English version (which is the most recent version) is:

  • Ennio Cascetta, “TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS - Models and Applications (Second Edition)”, Springer Optimization and Its Applications series, vol. 29, Springer, 2009.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The professor receives by appointment (write an email to fix the appointment). The student consultations are carried out remotely or by appointment in presence, in compliance with the health prevention measures dictated by the rules in force at the time of reception.

Exam Board

DAVIDE GIGLIO (President)

ANGELA DI FEBBRARO

NICOLA SACCO

FLAVIO TONELLI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

In the 2020/21 academic year, the course takes place remotely through the Microsoft Teams tool. During the lessons, the professor shows slides (which are made available to the students through Aulaweb, in general before the lesson) on the various topics of the course and, in some cases, he uses a virtual blackboard to explain in detail sono specific contents.

There will be some face-to-face meetings with the students (approximately one per month) to give them the opportunity to ask for clarifications on the program. During these meetings, which are actually part of the course, the professor is available to give explanations on the blackboard on what has been done during the remote lessons. These meetings, whose dates will be defined later and communicated during the remote lessons (and through Aulaweb), will take place in compliance with the health prevention measures dictated by the rules in force at the time of reception.

LESSONS START

In the academic year 2020/21, the course starts regularly in the week of September 21-25, 2020. Consult the final timetable for the day and time of the first lesson.

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of an oral test.

Assessment methods

The student's assessment is carried out through an oral test in which the student is asked to illustrate (on the blackboard) the theoretical topics of the course and to solve (on the blackboard) some exercises. The student must demonstrate that he/she has acquired a sufficient knowledge of the topics illustrated in class and that he/she is able to solve simple problems of planning and managing transport systems.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
29/03/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
08/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

In order to correctly define the sequence of oral exams, it is mandatory to register for the exam at least 2 days in advance.