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Valid for year : 2013
TNK096 Traffic Demand Modelling, 6 ECTS credits.

For:   KTS  


Prel. scheduled hours: 38
Rec. self-study hours: 122

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Transportation Systems Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The purpose of the course is to give knowledge in traffic and transport modelling. Further, the course will help the student to gain knowledge in how the models can be used for making predictions, forecasts and sensitivity analysis. After finishing the course, the student shall:
  • Motivate and derive basic discrete choice models
  • Apply choice models for modelling of mode, demand the route in a traffic network
  • Estimate parameters in basic discrete choice models of Logit type
  • Formulate and use trip distribution, route choice, and demand models for evaluating price sensitivity and road charges
  • Combine and analyse route choice models, demand models and choice model
  • Make use of programs and tools for analysing the models stated above

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Planning and simulation of traffic systems

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

The course consists of lectures, seminars and laborations

Course contents:
  • Discrete choice models
  • Basic and nested logit models
  • Parameter estimation for choice models
  • Experiments with logit models
  • Demand the OD-estimation
  • Route choice models
  • Combined models for demand, mode and route choice
  • Application of the above models on capacity and pricing problems

Course literature:
Koppelman, F.S. och Bath. C., (2006) A self instructing course in mode choice modelling and nested logit models, available online.
Web page with handouts.

Written examination
Laboratory work

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Fredrik Persson
Examiner: Clas Rydergren
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Last updated: 03/27/2012