|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||ICAR/05|
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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.
The course “Planning and management of transportation systems” provides basic skills on transportation systems by considering the set of components that characterize these systems (demand, supply, interaction between demand and supply) and the decision-making aspects that are taken into consideration in the planning of transport systems.
At the end of the course the student will have acquired the fundamental notions of planning and management of transport systems and will be able to solve simple problems to analyze and define interventions on a transport system (in particular with reference to road infrastructures).
The course also provides skills in the use of specific software to model and analyze transport systems.
The course takes place in a classroom. During the lessons, the professor shows slides (which are made available to the students through Aulaweb, before the lesson) on the various topics of the course and, in some cases, he uses the blackboard to explain in detail some specific contents.
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:
Office hours: The professor receives by appointment (write an email to fix the appointment).
DAVIDE GIGLIO (President)
ANGELA DI FEBBRARO
LUCIA CASSETTARI (President Substitute)
FLAVIO TONELLI (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam consists of an oral test.
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.
It is mandatory to register for the exam through the online services at least 5 days in advance (deadline established by the University of Genoa).