Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (483) MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA MECCANICA
052713 - TRANSPORT PLANNING AND ECONOMICS
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (475) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA
052713 - TRANSPORT PLANNING AND ECONOMICS
The aim of the course is to provide an overview of methods, models, operational tools, good practices and guidance procedures for the planning and the evaluation of the transport systems.
In particular, the main goal is to provide information about the transportation planning in metropolitan, regional, national and international areas, as well as the planning of the service and financial and economic analysis.
Furthermore, another goal is to develop a project in a team.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
The student who passed the exam had the following knowledge elements and application skills:
general elements: components and elements of a transport system, skills and activities of Engineering of Transport Systems and Services;
local public transport systems: main characteristics and technological evolution of public transport systems and services; operation and performance of free, constrained and mixed driving systems; scheduled, self-produced and unplanned services; configuration of networks, stations and interchange terminals;
planning of transport systems: structure, contents and planning of a plan, subjects involved; simulation of transport networks, modeling of supply and demand; analysis of the demand: methods and concepts of estimation, modeling and updating, aggregated and disaggregated detection; carrying out of origin-destination investigations; 4-step demand analysis, estimation of potential demand, modal split; assigning traffic to a network; calibration of the models, carrying out of calibration surveys;
transport economy: production processes, analysis of fixed costs, demand curve, cost function, equilibrium of networks, externalities, efficiency and equity, financial and economic assessment of investments;
business economics: business and company concepts, production factors, productivity, effectiveness, efficiency, cost variability analysis, pricing.
A brief case study (project) is developed during the laboratory in order to:
plan a transport system;
assess and compare the costs of the transport systems planned.
The main aim of the laboratory is to apply the elements learned during the lessons. Students are therefore required to produce a report of this work in order to take the exam.
Transport analysis and planning
Introduction: Fundamentals of transport systems. Interactions between the components of a transport system and the socio-econoic activities.
Transport modelling. Fundamentals of transport networks modelling (supply) and transport demand estimation (origin-destination matrix);
Techniques for the assignment and calibration of models;
Basic elements of Transport Planning methods and tools from local to european level;
Transport-demand models: random utility models, four phases model: generation, distribution, modal split, route choice, elements of matrix estimation;
Assignment to transportation networks: classification and fields of application of assignment models, assignment to uncongested networks, assignment to congested networks: user equilibrium, day-to-day dynamics, intra period (within-day) dynamic assignment;
Basic demonstration for the use of the following applications: traffic patterns simulation models, transport networks models and GIS for managing road networks.
Basic element of transport costs;
Road charging systems;
Elements of transport company cost;
Transport projects analysis and evaluation.
During the course technical seminars can be organized.
The preparation of the exam requires the basic knowledge of the following disciplines: elements of descriptive and inferential statistics and treatment of random variables, concepts of operational research, existence and uniqueness of equilibrium.
Modalità di valutazione
The exam is based on an oral discussion. To take the exam it is necessary to carry out the project (laboratory).
The exam includes a collective presentation of the project and theoretical questions related to the topics covered in the course.
Ennio Cascetta, Transportation system analysis - models and applications, second edition, Editore: Springer
J. de D. Ortùzar, L. G. Willumsen, Modelling Transport - Second Edition, Editore: John Wiley & Son
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