Traffic Planning and Simulation, 6 credits (TNK095)

Planering och simulering av trafik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Jan Lundgren

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MTSL Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Norrköping o
6CKTS Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Norrköping v
6CKTS Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Traffic Informatics) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Norrköping o

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's programme
  • Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

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

Prerequisites

Traffic infrastructure, Discrete simulation, Optimization or similar

Intended learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to provide basic knowledge in planning and simulation of traffic systems. The course provides an overview of problems, settings and applications in the area of traffic planning, and gives insights in how traffic models may be used for analysis of traffic systems with the aim of making the system more efficient, safer and more environmentally friendly. Furthermore, the course will help the student to gain insights in the underlying theories on which the models are based.
After the course, the student shall have be able to:

  • Describe the basics for traffic planning, traffic simulation and modelling of traffic systems
  • Analyze traffic data and basic traffic flow relationships
  • Describe and analyze route choice models and assignment methods for network assignment
  • Describe the traffic simulation concepts for car following, lane changing and overtakings
  • Analyze input and output data for a simulation model
  • Perform basic calibration and validations of a traffic simulation model
  • Perform experiments with microsimulation-based traffic simulation tools

Course content

  • Introduction to traffic planning and traffic simulation
  • Classification of traffic models
  • Collection of traffic data and analysis of traffic flow relations
  • Route choice model and assignment principles for network assignment
  • Algorithms for equilibrium models
  • Experiments with network assignment models
  • Traffic simulation concepts for car following, lane changing and overtakings
  • Analyze input and output data for a simulation model
  • Introduce the concepts of calibration and validation of traffic simulation models
  • Experiments with microsimulation-based traffic simulation tools

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, laborations and computer exercises.

Examination

UPG3Hand-in assignments, part 2U, 3, 4, 53 credits
UPG2Hand-in assignments, part 1U, 3, 4, 53 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses:
Traffic demand modelling, Traffic engineering and management

Department

Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Examiner

Jan Lundgren

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 34 h
Recommended self-study hours: 126 h

Course literature

Webbsida med kompendiematerial
Webbsida med kompendiematerial
UPG3 Hand-in assignments, part 2 U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
UPG2 Hand-in assignments, part 1 U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits

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