Course detail

Modern Trends in Traffic Engineering (DST)

FAST-CM055Acad. year: 2018/2019

Traffic flow and its characteristics, up to date traffic flow models, simulations.
Nonlinear dynamic systems.
Objectives, means and methods of transport planning.
New traffic flow control technolgies, information distribution in traffic systems - intelligent transport systems, telematics.

Department

Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Traffic flow theory knowledge, modelling techniques skill. Understanding of basic phenomena in traffic flow. New telematic technologies overview.
Students understand standard theories of traffic flo and processes in traffic flow. They get familiarized with modelling techniques and with basic phenomena in traffic flow. They gain knowledge of new telematic technologies and their objectives.

Prerequisites

Common knowledge of mathematics and physics. Road design. Traffic engineering. Algorithm development in engineering work.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Lessons are the basic form of education and they provide explanation and theoretical base for studied issue. Practical examples are solved in exercises. Texts, writtten materials, standards, manuals, instructions etc. are provided in LMS Moodle as well as and homework exercises are submitted in Moodle. This course includes excursions to Brno traffic control centre and to i

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Practises are finished with a credit classification with condition of adequate attendance (max three absences), supply of report from excursions and presentation.
Evaluation of examination is based on test in written form with fourty five questions and on results of work during all semester.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to nonlinear dynamics
2. Traffic flow theory, conservation law, fundamental diagrams
3. Microsopic models of traffic flow, car following models
4. Sensitivity of the model to parameter variance
5. Information systems, information propagation in traffic systems
6. Telematic applications, influence to traffic flow
7. Advanced control systems for vehicles
8. Accelerometrical measurements
9. Application of gyroscopes in measurement units
10. Traffic surveys with vehicle in traffic flow
11. Video for traffic research on crossings
12. Conditions for aerostat application in traffic survey
13. Critical and follow up gaps according to Siegloch on roundabout

Aims

Traffic flow theory knowledge, modelling techniques skill. Understanding of basic phenomena in traffic flow. New telematic technologies overview.

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, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

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

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

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

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to nonlinear dynamics
2. Traffic flow theory, conservation law, fundamental diagrams
3. Microsopic models of traffic flow, car following models
4. Sensitivity of the model to parameter variance
5. Information systems, information propagation in traffic systems
6. Telematic applications, influence to traffic flow
7. Advanced control systems for vehicles
8. Accelerometrical measurements
9. Application of gyroscopes in measurement units
10. Traffic surveys with vehicle in traffic flow
11. Video for traffic research on crossings
12. Conditions for aerostat application in traffic survey
13. Critical and follow up gaps according to Siegloch on roundabout

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to nonlinear dynamics
2. Traffic flow theory, conservation law, fundamental diagrams
3. Microscopic models of traffic flow, car following models
4. Sensitivity of the model to parameter variance
5. Information systems, information propagation in traffic systems
6. Telematic applications, influence to traffic flow
7. Advanced control systems for vehicles
8. Accelerometrical measurements
9. Application of gyroscopes in measurement units
10. Traffic surveys with vehicle in traffic flow
11. Video for traffic research on crossings
12. Conditions for aerostat application in traffic survey
13. Critical and follow up gaps according to Siegloch on roundabout