Traffic State Estimation, Prediction and Control, 6 credits (TNK120)

Trafikflödesestimering, prediktion och styrning, 6 hp

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Joakim Ekström

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CKTS Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2019) 1 1 English Norrköping v
6CKTS Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Traffic Analysis) 9 (Autumn 2019) 1 1 English Norrköping o
6MTSL Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme 3 (Autumn 2019) 1 1 English Norrköping v

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

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

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge about traffic theory and planning and simulation of traffic.

Intended learning outcomes

Traffic state estimation and prediction are essential components of traffic information and control systems. The purpose of this course is to provide basic knowledge in the area of traffic estimation, prediction and control, and give insight on how traffic control can be used for improving the efficiency of traffic systems and reducing the environmental impact from car traffic in urban areas. Furthermore will the course introduce dynamic network wide modeling of traffic, and give insight in the underlying theory of dynamic user equilibrium models.

After the course, the student shall be able to:

  • Describe and utilize filtering methods on heterogeneous traffic data, for traffic state estimation purposes
  • Describe and utilize basic data driven method for traffic state prediction
  • Formulate and utilize macroscopic traffic flow simulation models for traffic analysis
  • Describe and apply traffic control strategies for motorways
  • 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 for urban networks
  • 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 career as a traffic engineer

Course content

  • Introduction to traffic state estimation
  • Filtering and assimilation of heterogeneous traffic data
  • Introduction to data driven traffic state prediction
  • Macroscopic traffic simulation
  • Traffic control on motorways
  • Introduction to dynamic traffic network assignment and mesoscopic traffic simulation
  • Experiments with dynamic network assignment models
  • Application of dynamic traffic assignment methods to traffic management problems
  • Emission modeling

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, seminars and laboratory work.

Examination

UPG1Individual AssignmentsU, 3, 4, 53 credits
LAB1Laboratory WorkU, 3, 4, 53 credits

Grades

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

Department

Inst f teknik och naturvetenskap (Nkpg)

Director of Studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Examiner

Joakim Ekström

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 44 h
Recommended self-study hours: 116 h

Course literature

Books
Treiber, Martin, Kesting, Arne, (2013) Traffic Flow Dynamics. Data, Models and Simulation Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2013.
ISBN: 9783642324604,9783642324598
Other

Additional material available at the course web.

Books

Treiber, Martin, Kesting, Arne, (2013) Traffic Flow Dynamics. Data, Models and Simulation Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2013.

ISBN: 9783642324604,9783642324598

Other

Additional material available at the course web.

UPG1 Individual Assignments U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
LAB1 Laboratory Work U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits

This tab contains public material from the course room in Lisam. The information published here is not legally binding, such material can be found under the other tabs on this page. There are no files available for this course.