2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Traffic Systems Management and Control|
|Assumed Knowledge||Basic knowledge of analytical techniques and basic statistics.|
|Lectures||2 x 3 hour lectures (same day) every other week. Refer to timetable for further details.|
|Assessment||Homework problems (50%), in-class group presentations (25%), in-class quizzes (25%)|
|Description||This unit provides students with an understanding of the major roles, responsibilities and technical capabilities of traffic engineering professionals, required by both public and private sector employers in this field. The following topics are covered: (1) a framework/context for traffic engineering and management, which forms the basis for subsequent modules; (2) the characteristics and limitations of road users (humans and vehicles), which underpin engineering considerations; (3) basic traffic variables (speed, density, flow) and analytical techniques such as gap acceptance, capacity analysis and shockwave analysis; (4) introduction to geometric design of traffic system elements (roads, intersections) for a variety of road users; (5) management of the arterial and local road network (traffic calming); and (6) travel demand management in the interest of transport sustainability. The course will be of particular value to students majoring in transportation, logistics and urban planning and design.|