15 credits at level HE7
The module provides students with an ability to use advanced techniques to model choice and routing in transportation and other similar systems and the modelling of queuing and delay. It also appraises the environmental and economic impacts of transportation systems.
Although the module has no formal pre-requisites, students must have prior knowledge of the normal and Poisson probability distributions and have facility with statistical techniques.
- Trip generation modelling (including household and land use based approaches)
- Trip distribution modelling (including bi- and tri-proportional approaches)
- Mode choice modelling (including multinomial problems)
- Assignment modelling (including all-or-nothing, equilibrium and stochastic approaches)
- Comparisons between modelling paradigms (including econometric utility modelling and social psychological approaches)
- Linear programming using the standard simplex procedure
- The classical transportation problem for obtaining minimum cost resourcing solutions
- Queuing theory based on poisson processes (including single and multi-server problems)
- Approaches to costs and pricing
- Economic appraisal (including net present value approach)
- Deficincies in economic appraisal (external costs)
- Environmental appraisal (using air pollution as an analytical focus)
Learning sessions will include lectures and tutorials. Use will be made of current modelling and appraisal guidance.
Lectures and tutorials 39hrs
Private study and coursework 108 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to create and use trip generation, distribution, mode choice and assignment models.||Estimate within appropriate confidence limits trip generations, distributions, assignments and mode share proportions for different transport situations.|
|2.||Be able to solve linear programming and queuing problems.||Accurately determine optimal solutions and queue lengths and delays for various transport and other systems.|
|3.||Be able to estimate the costs and benefits and the general environmental impacts and particulalry the air pollution impacts of transport infrastructure proposals.||
Appropriately estimate economic and environmental impacts of transport systems.
|4.||Be able to use spreadsheets, databases and statistical analysis tools.||Accurately and efficiently deploy data handling tools for calculation.|
|5.||Be able to prepare computer and hand calculations.||Present well structured, logical and accurate hand and computer calculations.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Documented calculation of demand and impacts for a transport scenario using computer based data handling and analysis tools.||3hr end examination assessing ability to accurately estimate transport demand, solutions to systems problems and economic and environmental impacts.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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