101-0467-01L Transport Systems
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Lecturers||U. A. Weidmann, K. W. Axhausen, M. Menendez, M. Sinner|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Only for master students, otherwise a special permisson by the lecturers is required.|
|Abstract||History, impact and principles of the design and operation of|
|Objective||Introduction of the basic principles of the design and operation of|
transport systems (road, rail, air) and of the essential pathways of their
impacts (investment, generalised costs, accessibilities, external effects)
|Content||Transport systems and land use; network design; fundamental model of mobility behaviour; costs and benefits of mobility; transport history|
Classification of public transport systems; Characteristics of rail systems, bus systems, cable cars and funiculars, unconventional systems; introduction to logistics; fundamentals of rail freight transports; freight transport systems; intermodal transportation
Network layout and its impact on road traffic. Traffic control systems for urban and inter-urban areas. Fundamentals of road safety and infrastructure maintenance.
|Lecture notes||Lecturer notes and slides as well as hints to further literature will be given during the course.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Obligatory lecture for students of the first semester of MSc Spatial development and Infrastructure Systems.|
Remark: parts of the lecture will be given in German.