Infrastructure Optimization and Transport Operations
City Planning and Transportation
3rd Cycle Studies
Lectures combining theoretical explanations with exercise solving and with conceptual and real-case discussions.
Provide students with a deep knowledge and with advanced R&D skills and competences on the subject of optimization of transport infrastructure and operations.
The role of optimization in decision processes. Formulation and resolution of optimization models.
Optimization of logistic systems. Warehouse location, fleet sizing, vehicle routing, and service network design models.
Optimization of road and rail transport systems. Road and rail capacity. Road and rail network design and conservation models. Transit network design models. Highway and railway alignment models. Traffic signal control models.
Optimization of air transport systems. Airport capacity. Airport network design models. Air traffic management models. Airline network design models (flight scheduling, fleet and crew assignment). Revenue management models.
Consideration of uncertainty issues in transport systems optimization.
Adelino Jorge Lopes Ferreira
Home assignments and written final exam: 100.0%
Barnhart C, Belobaba P, Odoni AR, “Applications of Operations Research in the air transport industry”, Transportation Science 37(4): 368–391, 2003
Barnhart C, Laporte G (Eds.), Transportation, North-Holland, 2007
Cordeau J-F, Toth P, Vigo D, “A survey of optimization models for train routing and scheduling”, Transportation Science 32(4): 380–404, 1998
Eiselt HA, Sandblom C-L, Integer Programming and Network Models, Springer, 2000
Ghiani G, Laporte G, Musmanno R, Introduction to Logistics Systems Planning and Control, Wiley, 2004
Yang H, Bell MGH, “Models and algorithms for road network design: a review and some new developments”, Transport Reviews 18(3): 257-278, 1998