101-0417-00L Transport Planning Methods
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Lecturers||K. W. Axhausen|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||The course provides the necessary knowledge to develop models supporting the solution of given planning problems. This is done by dividing the forecasting problem into sub-problems. |
The course is composed of a lecture part, providing the theoretical knowledge, and a applied part, in which students develop their own models.
|Objective||- Knowledge of methods and algorithms commonly used in transport planning|
- Ability to independently develop a transport model able to solve / answer the given problem / questions
- Understanding of algorithms and their implementations commonly used in transport planning
|Content||The course provides the necessary knowledge to develop models supporting the solution of given planning problems. Examples of such planning problems are the estimation of traffic volumes, prediction of estimated utilization of new public transport lines, and evaluation of effects (e.g. change in emissions of a city) triggered by building new infrastructure and changes to operational regulations.|
To cope with the forecasting problem it is first divided into sub-problems. Then, these are solved using various algorithms like iterative proportional fitting, shortest path algorithms and the method of successive averages.
The course is composed of a lecture part, providing the theoretical knowledge, and a applied part, in which students create their own models. This part takes place in form of a tutorial and consists in the development of a computer program. The programming part is closely guided and particularly suitable for students with little programming experience.
|Lecture notes||The slides of the lecture are provided electronically.|
|Literature||Willumsen, P. and J. de D. Ortuzar (2003) Modelling Transport, Wiley, Chichester.|
Cascetta, E. (2001) Transportation Systems Engineering: Theory and Methods, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.
Sheffi, Y. (1985) Urban Transportation Networks: Equilibrium Analysis with Mathematical Programming Methods, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs.