|Course code module||FUR000T027|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||semester exam in June|
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2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The student should understand the behaviour patterns that govern the traffic system. She (or he) can apply this insight to evaluate the impact of tecnical innovations, new infrastructures, correcting policies or regulations on the performance of the traffic system.
3. Course content
Mobility is an important issue, driving economic power and economic development. Cutting down on mobility can inhibit economic growth. Belgium and Western Europe gets more and more tied up with congestion, not only on the road but also on railroads, harbours and airports. This crisis can get serious and needs a creative mix of measures. All kind of instruments are needed to turn the tide. In this course we try to model the clients behaviour to forecast the impact of different measures on mobility and traffic system performance.
- Traffic and transport systems: characteristics of different systems
- Traffic engineering: What are the rules that govern traffic. What can be done to control and facilitate traffic.
- traffic modelling: 4-steps traffic model (trip generation, distribution, modal choice, road choice)
- case studies: the student can evaluate his solutions on a heavy congested fictive case.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Supervised self-study
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
course texts available on Blackboard
7. Recommended reading - study material
available on Blackboard