2019 Traffic and Transportation Systems

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Asakura Yasuo 
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Tue5-6(M114)  Fri5-6(M114)  
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on traffic and transport systems, and covers the fundamental theories and analytical models on travel behaviour, transport network equilibrium and traffic flows. The, the course explains how these theories are applied to describe traffic and transport through exercise and reports
The mathematical approach is essential for systems analysis in traffic and transport engineering, and applicable to transport planning and management. This course facilitates students' comprehensive ability to find useful solutions for actual traffic and transport problems.

Student learning outcomes

When students complete this course, they will be able to:
1) understand the systems approach for traffic and transport problems,
2) understand fundamental mathematical methods in traffic engineering and transport planning,
3) obtain creative ability through practical application examples.


systems analysis, travel behaviour, transport network, traffic flow, travel demand, transport planning, traffic and transport management

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

1) the course is mainly organized by lectures, and exercise will be held at the end of the topics.
2) handouts are provided via OCWi and should be studied before the class.
3) attendants are taken.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 planning and management for traffic and transport problems understand transport problems and transport planning
Class 2 transport systems analysis understand transport systems analysis
Class 3 travel data collection understand travel data collection methods
Class 4 derivation of travel behaviour model derive travel behaviour model
Class 5 calibration of behaviour model understand calibration method of behaviour model
Class 6 exercise and report exercise and report for transport system analysis and behaviour model
Class 7 formulation of network equilibrium formulate network equilibrium
Class 8 algorithm for network equilibrium understand algorithm for network equilibrium
Class 9 characteristics of traffic flow understand characteristics of traffic flow
Class 10 modelling and simulation of traffic flow understand traffic flow models
Class 11 exercise and report exercise and report on network equilibrium and traffic flow
Class 12 transport systems management understand transport systems management methods
Class 13 intelligent transport systems understand current intelligent transport systems
Class 14 design for traffic space understand design methods for traffic space
Class 15 evaluation for transport system planning understand evaluation methods for transport system planning


none required
handouts are found on OCWi.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

referred during the class

Assessment criteria and methods

Course scores are based on exams (80%) and exercise problems (20%).

Related courses

  • CVE.D201 : Fudamentals of Infrastructure Planning
  • CVE.D230 : Urban and Transportation Planning Project

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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Office hours

contact by e-mail in advance to schedule appointment

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