Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Fundamentals of traffic operations and control

CIVIL-457

Lecturer(s) :

Haddad Jack

Language:

English

Summary

The objectives of this course are to present the major elements of traffic operations and to develop basic skills in applying the fundamentals of traffic analysis and control. Students should be able to start applying these skills to model different aspects of congestion in urban systems.

Content

Introduction to fundamentals of urban traffic engineering, including data collection, analysis, and operations. Traffic engineering studies, traffic control devices, capacity and level of service analysis of freeways and urban streets for multimodal systems. Performance models and modeling techniques: queuing theory, network analysis and simulation.  Different levels of traffic modeling, micro- (car following), meso- (link level) and macro- (network level) .Design of control strategies for simple systems. Application of traffic operations to the design of isolated intersection and coordinated traffic signal control systems. Emission models, Public Transportation Operations.

 

Keywords

traffic engineering, traffic flow theory, traffic management, ramp metering, public transportation, operations

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Transportation Systems Engineering (GC-351) or Consent of the Instructor

Important concepts to start the course

A good level of knowledge in mathematics and programming as tought in the first 2 years of Civil Engineering program.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures with slides and/or board description, exercises, group projects, seminars by invited professor

Assessment methods

Mid-term exam, final exam, homeworks, laboratories (in groups)

Resources

Bibliography

Lecture notes, book chapters and handouts will be distributed throughout the semester, or posted on web.

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In the programs

    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Fundamentals of traffic operations and control
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Fundamentals of traffic operations and control
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Fundamentals of traffic operations and control
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Fundamentals of traffic operations and control
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14  CM1111
CM1112
CM1120
  
14-15    
15-16  CM1111
CM1112
CM1120
  
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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