Course detail

Traffic Engineering (DST)

FAST-CM057Acad. year: 2017/2018

Basic theory of traffic flow, capacity calculations of road sections and crossroads, Theory of traffic control on signalized crossings, szstem of traffic organization in towns and cities.
Use of new control technologies for capacity raise and traffic monitoring.
Data collection and data processing in traffic flow and in public transport.
Basis of microscopic and macroscopic traffic flow model.
Modelling of different types of crossings in standard programs.

Department

Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students understand principles of traffic flow phenomena, and they get knowledge of traffic engineering methods. They are able to collect traffic data, process and analyze them. They know capacity calculations, forecasting, traffic control and organisation.

Prerequisites

Text processing, spreadsheets, elementary knowledge of CAD, mathematics, physics.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to traffic engineering, traffic engineering branches.
2. Transportation systems categories.
3. Traffic flow theory.
4. Capacity calculations - free highway segment.
5. Capacity calculations - uncontrolled intersections.
6. Capacity calculations - roundabouts.
7. Capacity calculations - Traffic light controlled intersections.
8. Traffic data collection systems.
9. Traffic studies - individual vehicle transport.
10. Traffic studies - public transport.
11. Mathematical transport models - individual vehicle transport.
12. Mathematical transport models - public transport.
13. Traffic forecasting systems,traffic control and organisation.

Aims

Principles of traffic engineering, traffic flow theory, traffic data collection and processing, capacity calculations, forecasting, traffic control and organisation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer