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CODE 98178
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/05
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides knowledge to describe and discuss the main elements of a transport systems (demand, supply, interaction between demand and supply) and create simple graph-based supply models. The course will alsoprovide knowledge to create, with appropriate software, simple simulation models for the analysis of transport networks.

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

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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.

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).

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