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TNK101 Traffic Engineering and Control, 6 ECTS credits.
/Trafikteknik och trafikstyrning/

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 aim of the course is to give fundamental theoretic and practical knowledge about dynamic traffic models and its applications.

After completion of the course the student will be able to

  • Describe the fundamental traffic flow theories and formulate and analyze basic traffic flow relations
  • Describe the basic notation, theory, and models for analysis of capacity and level-of-service at intersections and apply it on real world problems
  • Describe and design signal setting strategies for isolated intersections and describe signal settings for coordinated intersections
  • Formulate and utilize macroscopic traffic flow simulation models for traffic analysis, including shockwave analysis
  • Describe and utilize dynamic traffic assignment models for evaluating and analyzing traffic management and control systems
  • Describe and utilize methods for evaluating traffic impact on the environment
  • Describe different types of traffic models’ advantages, disadvantages, and suitability for analyzing different types of traffic facilities and traffic control and management systems
  • Discuss and analyze the relevance of the course and the course content in relation to the scope of the master program that the student are taking and in relation to a future working carrier as a traffic engineer

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Basic knowledge of traffic theory and traffic planning and simulation models

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 and laborations

Course contents:
  • Traffic flow theory
  • Capacity models for intersections
  • Traffic signals
  • Experiments with intersection capacity computations
  • Traffic management and control
  • Macroscopic traffic flow simulation
  • Experiments with macroscopic simulation model and a traffic control systems
  • Dynamic traffic assignment and mesoscopic traffic simulation
  • Experiments with dynamic traffic assignment and traffic management

Course literature:
Webpage and handouts

Hand-in assignments
Project work

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Fredrik Persson
Examiner: Johan Olstam

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Last updated: 04/11/2013