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Transport planning. Traffic flow theory. Roadway and intersection design. Road safety. Traffic surveys. Transport project evaluation. Environmental impacts. Traffic management.
To assist students to understand the fundamentals of transportation system analysis and some basic tools for road network design.
a. To introduce basic traffic flow theory and simulation for the analysis of traffic flow situations and the interaction of flow efficiency.b. To introduce basic optimization techniques used for describing the route choice behavior in transport networks and methods to influence transport demand in urban areas (e.g. cordon tollsand road pricing)c. To describe basic techniques for collecting and analysing traffic data, diagnosing problems, designing appropriate remedial treatment, and assessing its effectiveness.d. To describe basic techniques for controlling traffic flow (i.e. reduce traffic congestion).
ENCN261 or subject to approval of the Director of Studies
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Late assignments will have 20% deducted for each day late, unless prior arrangement has been made. Please contact the course co-ordinator (preferably well in advance) if you have genuine difficulties meeting submission dates.The final 3-hr exam, worth 30%, will cover all the course material. Any “CIVIL” approved calculator is allowed. Students with accepted Aegrotats for an exam may be assessed on the basis of their other assignment marks or they may be required to undertake a special oral examination.While a minimum 50% overall grade for the year is the usual benchmark for passing, to guarantee a pass in the course students must also achieve at least 40% in the total internal coursework (assignments) and the final exam. Students who fail to reach all of these criteria will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.Repeating students should discuss with the Course Coordinator what coursework they need to repeat. If desired, they may be able to bring forward any or all of their internal coursework from the previous year, but this must be confirmed first. All students will sit the final exam.
May, Adolf D.,1927-;
Traffic flow fundamentals;
Prentice Hall, 1990.
Textbook: Traffic Flow Fundamentals, by AD May (1990) and Urban transportation networks: Equilibrium analysis with mathematical programming methods, by Yosef Sheffi (1984), free download at: http://sheffi.mit.edu/sites/default/files/sheffi_urban_trans_networks.pdfOther useful course material (e.g. journal papers) will be provided during the course and students will be expected to use these to supplement any handouts provided and notes taken in class. Similarly, useful websites will also be referred to in the course material.Students are also expected to monitor Learn regularly for any notices about the course and to use it for class/group discussions and queries to lecturers.
Domestic fee $1,080.00
International fee $5,250.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.