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TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

CODE 84523
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 10 cfu during the 3nd year of 8715 INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE (L-7) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/05
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course provides the basic elements of transportation systems and road infrastructure, coupling theoretical and practical concepts, often through real-world case studies.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the student has acquired the elements to set up and solve simple problems of analysis and planning of interventions in a transport system, with particular reference to road infrastructures. The laboratory exercises introduce the student to the simulation of transport systems, and increase his practical capabilities. Seminars by experts in the sector and guided visits complete the student's preparation by creating an interface with the outside world and collocating the learned topics in the professional framework.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Classes, exercises, seminars, and guided visits.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • DEFINITION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS: structures, transport supply and demand for mobility. 
      Socio-economic and territorial features. 
      Basic models of transport demand and supply, and traffic assignment. 
      Optimization and decision-making.
    • STRATEGIES AND POLICIES OF INTERVENTION ON TRANSPORT SYSTEMS: definitions and classification. 
      Interventions on land use, on transport supply/demand elements. 
      Interactions between land using and transport systems.
    • ELEMENTS FOR THE DESIGN OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS: infrastructure, vehicles, transport services, users, rules, and regulations. 
      The planning decision-making process. Design levels. 
      Evaluation of interventions: economic analysis, financial analysis, detection and prediction of both internal and external impacts, comparison of design alternatives.
    • ELEMENTS OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION: design elements of the geometry of the infrastructure, their inclusion in the community, construction, management, and safety.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Course notes

    Ennio Cascetta, Modelli per i sistemi di trasporto. Teoria e applicazioni. UTET, 2006​

    Andrea Benedetto, Strade Ferrovie Aeroporti. UTET, 2015

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ANGELA DI FEBBRARO (President)

    ALICE CONSILVIO

    NICOLA SACCO

    ILENIA SPADARO

    FRANCESCA PIRLONE (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam consists of a written test, which can be completed by an optional oral test.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The student assessment includes a written test in which questions are proposed to show the learning of the topics covered in class, possibly completed by an optional oral test. The student must demonstrate that he has acquired understanding and knowledge of the basic concepts of transport system engineering, and therefore be able to set simple problems of analysis and planning of interventions.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes