TRANSPORT SYSTEMS PLANNING

TRANSPORT SYSTEMS PLANNING

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Code
90446
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 10377 SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION (LM-26) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/05
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The goal of the course is providing the basic analytical tools for the study of transport systems, including: supply models of transport infrastructures and services, probability theory and random choice, behavioural and non-behavioural demand models, and assignment models and algorithms both with optimization and fixed-point approaches. All the topics will be faced from the point of view of theory and applications.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course, the student shall know and shall be able to apply the basic techniques for representing and analyzing transport systems.

Teaching methods

Lectures consist of class activities, with theory and exercises

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course is divided into four main chapters:

  1. Introduction to transportation systems and their relation with the surrounding environment
  2. Transportation systems supply modelling:
    • link models, costs and congestion
    • network and services models, shortest path problem
  3. Basics on probability theory
  4. Transportation systems demand modelling:
    • behavioral models: users’ characteristics, random utility, and random choice models for the destination, mode, and path dimensions
    • non-behavioral models: gravity model
  5. Transportation systems supply and demand interactions:
    • equilibrium assignment
    • intra-period assignment and stability

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Transport Systems Analysis (Basic reference): 

  • E. Cascetta, 2009, Transportation Systems Analysis 2nd ed., Springer (English)
  • E. Cascetta, 2002, Modelli per i Sistemi di Trasporto: Teoria ed Applicazioni, UTET, 2006 (Italian)

Insights:

  • Probability:  
    • S. M. Ross, Introduction to Probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, Elsevier, 2004 (English)
    • S. M. Ross, Probabilità e Statistica per Ingegneria e le Scienze, APOGEO, 2008 (Italian)
  • Graph Theory and Optimization
    • F. S. Hillier, Introduction to Operation Research, McGraw-Hill Education, 2016 (English)
    • S. Martello, Ricerca Operativa, ESCULAPIO, 2015 (Italian)
  • Transportation Supply Models, Cost Functions, Traffic Lights, ...
    • Highway Capacity Manual, Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2010

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures consist of class activities, with theory and exercises

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

Within the oral examination, the student's knowledge of the course topics and his/her capability to discuss how to formalize and solve simple transport problems are assessed.