CIVIL-457 / 3 credits

Teacher: Geroliminis Nikolaos

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

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:

  • Assess / Evaluate the performance of transport systems
  • Optimize the level of mobility in a city
  • Analyze the different types of congestion
  • Apply control strategies in congested networks
  • Illustrate with simple examples the complexity of transport systems
  • Establish methodologies to model congestion

Transversal skills

  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Resolve conflicts in ways that are productive for the task and the people concerned.
  • Respect relevant legal guidelines and ethical codes for the profession.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Collect data.

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.

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

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In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • 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 (winter session)
  • 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 (winter session)
  • 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 (winter session)
  • 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     

Wednesday, 13h - 15h: Lecture CM1111
CM1112
CM1120

Wednesday, 15h - 16h: Exercise, TP CM1111
CM1112
CM1120