AH2171 Traffic Engineering and Management 7.5 credits

Traffic Engineering and Management

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Driver behaviour and interactions between vehicle, road and traffic environment determine both traffic performance and safety. Planning, design, regulation and operation of road traffic facilities are based on this interrelationship as well as on traffic policy objectives. The purpose of a traffic management system is to provide safe and efficient use of existing transport infrastructure. Furthermore traffic legislation and road traffic regulations create fundamental requirements on which the design of sustainable road traffic facilities must be based. Traffic management also includes measures to share the road space between different traffic modes to ensure accessibility, safety, better environment and sustainable development

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 19 for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10028

  • Start date

    28/10/2019

  • End date

    14/01/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Min. 1

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.

  • Course responsible

    Albania Nissan <bibbi.nissan@abe.kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Albania Nissan <bibbi.nissan@abe.kth.se>

    Mohammad Al-Mousa <mohamam@kth.se>

  • Application

    Apply for this course at antagning.se through this application link.
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Autumn 18 for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10051

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Min. 1

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.

  • Course responsible

    Albania Nissan <bibbi.nissan@abe.kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Albania Nissan <bibbi.nissan@abe.kth.se>

    Mohammad Al-Mousa <mohamam@kth.se>

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to provide fundamental knowledge of traffic flow theory and its application methods for capacity analysis, design, management, operation and selection of control method for road traffic facilities with regard to traffic performance and safety. After the course you should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental traffic flow theories and identify basic traffic variables and their relationships including speed, density and flow.
  • Analyze a variety of traffic facilities and evaluate capacity and level of service (LOS).
  • Design signalized intersections including isolated, coordinated and roundabouts.
  • Assess, evaluate and justify methods of traffic management and control.
  • Understand the use of advanced simulation methods for the analysis of traffic systems and software tools for the design of traffic control strategies.
  • Evaluate traffic impacts on the environment and safety.
  • Calculate and apply methods for reducing traffic impacts on communities such as traffic calming strategies, accident reductions and parking management.
  • Understand the role of ITS in Dynamic Traffic Management.

Course main content

  • Understand the fundamental traffic flow theories and identify basic traffic variables and their relationships including speed, density and flow.
  • Analyze a variety of traffic facilities and evaluate capacity and level of service (LOS).
  • Design signalized intersections including isolated, coordinated and roundabouts.
  • Assess, evaluate and justify methods of traffic management and control.
  • Understand the use of advanced simulation methods for the analysis of traffic systems and software tools for the design of traffic control strategies.
  • Evaluate traffic impacts on the environment and safety.
  • Calculate and apply methods for reducing traffic impacts on communities such as traffic calming strategies, accident reductions and parking management.
  • Understand the role of ITS in Dynamic Traffic Management.

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Eligibility

For admitted students to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Urban Management (CSAMH) or the Master of Science in Transport and Geoinformation Technology (TTGTM), there are no additional requirements.

For other students:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban planning, geomatics, geography, engineering physics, computer science, statistics, economics, and/or mathematics, with at least 60 university credits (hp) in mathematics, physics, statistics and/or computer science; and
  • English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6.

Literature

  • May, A. Traffic Flow Fundamentals (1990), selected sections.
  • R.Roess, E.Prassas, W.Mc Shane (2004), Traffic Engineering 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall
  • O’Flaherty (ed.) (1997) Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering, part III, chapters 16-18, 20 and 22 – Part IV, chapters 24-28, Arnold, London, together with a selection of research articles.
  • Al-Mudhaffar, 2006 Impacts of traffic signals control strategies, part 1.
  • Manual for TRANSYT.
  • HCM 2010 (selected chapters)
  • Freeway Management and Operations Handbook http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freewaymagmt/publications/…

Examination

  • PROA - Project, 3.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENA - Examination, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENA - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PROA - Project, 3,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

A mandatory written examination equivalent to 4 cr with grading scale A-F and a mandatory project assignment equivalent to 3.5 cr with A-F .

The course grade will be determined by the grade on the written examination and project.

Offered by

ABE/Transport Planning

Contact

Albania Nissan, bibbi@kth.se

Examiner

Albania Nissan <bibbi.nissan@abe.kth.se>

Add-on studies

All courses in the Master’s Programme in Transport and Geoinformation Technology.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2008.