Course Title : Transportation Management Engineering

Code 35270
Course Year 3rd year
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Monday・5
Location Kyoutsuu4
Credits 2
Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor Schmöcker

Course Description

To provide the student with sufficient knowledge to explain the significance of the various methodologies used for transportation planning, operation and traffic engineering. To enable the student to apply each method appropriately.

Grading

Joined judgement of report and end term exam.

Course Goals

To provide the student with sufficient knowledge to explain the significance of the various methodologies used for transportation planning, operation and traffic engineering. To enable the student to apply each method appropriately.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 2 The role of transport in the city and the role of motorisation. Definition of Transportation planning and traffic engineering. Status of transport in cities and current global transport planning problems.
Observing and analysing travel behaviour 2 Purpose of travel surveys, in particular person trip surveys. How to analyse travel behaviour with these and how to use these data.
Road network survey and analysis 2 Explaining methods for road traffic flow and travel demand estimation.
Traffic Flow Theory 3 Mechanisms of congestion, characteristics of traffic flow and traffic flow models, traffic capacity of road.
Traffic operations 3 Grade intersection, Traffic capacity at intersections, traffic signal control methods
Traffic management methods 3 Introduction to the various traffic management techniques currently being implemented, their benefits and challenges.

Textbook

None

Textbook(supplemental)

Iida, Kitamura: Traffic Engineering. 2008.
Roess R.P, Prassas E. S, McShane W.R (2004) Traffic Engineering, 4th Ed, Prentice Hall.
Further useful material will be introduced during the class.

Prerequisite(s)

Web Sites

None

Additional Information