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ADVANCED TRANSPORT SYSTEMS DESIGN

CODE 104795
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 10377 SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION(LM-26) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/05
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is providing the principles of the functional design of transport infrastructures and services, as well as the tools for the evaluation of their social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    After the course, the student shall know and shall be able to apply, through dedicated optimization and simulations software tools, basic and advanced notions about: 

    • transport demand estimation
    • transport systems simulation
    • road networks functional design
    • traffic light design
    • public transport systems design

    PREREQUISITES

    Students should be familiar with probability, transport supply, demand, and assignment models.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Class lectures (approximately 70% of the lessons) and software laboratory exercises (approximately 30% of the lessons).

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course is articulated in four main topics:

    1. Transport demand estimation
      • Transport demand direct estimation (survey) and reliability assessment
      • Model-based estimation: identification demand model parameters
      • Origin/Destination (O/D) matrix update and calibration
    2. Transport systems simulation
    3. Transport systems design
      • Traffic light design
      • Road networks design
      • Public transport systems design
    4. Cost/Benefit analysis

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Transport Systems Design (Basic reference): 

    • E. Cascetta, 2009, Transportation Systems Analysis 2nd ed., Springer (English)
    • E. Cascetta, 2002, Modelli per i Sistemi di Trasporto: Teoria ed Applicazioni, UTET, 2006 (Italian)

    Insights:

    • Transportation Supply Models, Cost Functions, Traffic Lights, ...
    • Highway Capacity Manual, Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2010

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    NICOLA SACCO (President)

    FEDERICO GALLO

    ANGELA DI FEBBRARO

    DAVIDE GIGLIO

    ALICE CONSILVIO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral examination in presence.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Within the oral examination, it will be assessed:

    • student's knowledge of the course topics
    • student's capability of formalizing and transport problems
    • student's capability of designing transport systems (also by means of dedicated simulation software)

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    12/01/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    25/01/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/02/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    05/06/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    22/06/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    01/09/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/09/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale