Traffic Engineering

Year
5
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
02022095
Subject Area
Urbanism, Transports and Transportation Infrastructures
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Concepts of Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning

Learning Outcomes

Development of specialized competences to solve multi-disciplinary Traffic Engineering problems.

Learning of the potential, applicability conditions and design principles and methodologies associated to the main road, pedestrian and bicycle networks’ components.

Development of basic systemic and integrated analysis competences with special emphasis on problems located within urban environments.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

Introduction. The transport system; Basic network organizing principles

Traffic signals. Isolated or coordinated, fixed times or actuated; Basic concepts: saturation flow and capacity; traffic signal stages and plans; The Webster Method; Left turning movements; Pedestrians and Buses; Short Lanes; Actuated Solutions

Parking Management. Parking and (un)Loading demand; Bus stops and Parking spaces design

Public Transports. PT positive discrimination: strategies and solutions

Pedestrian networks. Basic organizing principles; Pedestrian paths; pedestrian crossings; modal interfaces; shared areas

Bicycle networks. Basic organizing principles; Typical solutions: applicability and geometric design

Integrated management of Arterial and Local Roads. Design principles for complex environments; Traffic calming solutions

Micro-simulation. Applicability conditions; Micro-models; The AIMSUN  

Head Lecturer(s)

Álvaro Jorge da Maia Seco

Assessment Methods

Assessment
The students’ final evaluation consists of a final exam, complemented by the analysis and formal discussion of at least one practical project. The exam is worth 50%. : 100.0%

Bibliography

- Manual de Planeamento das Acessibilidades e da Gestão Viária (2010), Edição CCRDN (disponível em http://www.ccdr-n.pt/acessibilidadesegestaoviaria/)

- Guidelines User’s of Aimsun (2011), TSS

 

Complementar/Other

- Highway Capacity Manual (2002); TRB

- Highway Safety Manual (2010): AASHTO; TRB