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PLANNING AND DESIGN OF TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

CODE 98178
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 10716 INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE (L-9) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/05
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

    TEACHING METHODS

    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.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • Introduction to transportation systems engineering
    • Classification of transportation systems (with some statistics on the use of different modes of transport)
    • Fundamentals of traffic flow theory
    • Network models and application of transportation supply models
    • Definition and quantification of costs in transportation systems
    • Introduction to random utility models for the simulation of choice behaviors
    • Basics of travel-demand models
    • The assignment to transportation networks in uncongested networks
    • Use of Extendsim / VISSIM / VISUM softwares

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    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:

    • Ennio Cascetta, “TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS - Models and Applications (Second Edition)”, Springer Optimization and Its Applications series, vol. 29, Springer, 2009.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    DAVIDE GIGLIO (President)

    ANGELA DI FEBBRARO

    ANTONIO GIOVANNETTI

    MARCO MOSCA

    NICOLA SACCO

    LUCIA CASSETTARI (President Substitute)

    FLAVIO TONELLI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam consists of an oral test.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    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.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    21/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    16/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    04/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    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).