• Elaborate Course: Transport System Analysis

ElaborateCourse: Transport System Analysis

精品课程:交通系统分析


I. Course Introduction (including teaching goals and requirements):

This course focuses on how to model transportation systems based on quantitative analysisof transportation problems. The optimal traffic decision-making schemes areobtained based on data analysis by establishing, testing and solvingmathematical model. Traffic engineering thoughts and management thoughts arecombined and systematic, scientific and mathematical analysis are applied during this process.

This course aims to develop students’ understanding of the models used to support decisionsabout the planning or operation of the transportation system. The emphasis ison strategic network models which are used for longer term network planning andmicrosimulation models which focus on operational considerations. The traditional four step models of trip generation, mode choice and traffic assignment are considered in detail based on some optimization methods. Traffic simulation is also an important component of decision support for transport management in this course.

II. Teaching Syllabus (including the content of chapters and sections. A sheet can beattached):

Introduction:

Course introduction

Background of transport system analysis

Connotation of the four-step method

Complexity of public transport system

Function of traffic analytical models and trafficsimulation

Trip Generation:

Growth factor method

Regression analysis

Category analysis

Trip Distribution:

Uniform growth factor model: single/doubleconstrained growth factor model

Gravity model: classical version of gravity model

Mode Choice:

Influencing Factors and characteristics

Aggregate Mode Choice: Entropy-MaximizationApproach

Disaggregate Mode Choice: Discrete Choice Model

Discrete Choice Model:

Random utility theory

Binary choice model: linear probability model,binary probit model, binary logit model

Nested logit model

Multinomial choice theory: multinomial logit model,multinomial probit model

Activity-Based Models:

State-of-the-art

Development of activity-based models

Case study

Mathematical Tools:

Nonlinear programming: convex programming,Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions

Solution algorithms: line search methods, gradientdescent method, Frank-Wolfe method

Traffic Assignment:

User equilibrium, Beckmann’s transformation,all-or-nothing traffic Assignment, shortest path algorithms

System optimum, marginal-cost pricing principle

Braess’s paradox

Stochastic user equilibrium, probit-based SUE,demand elasticity

Data Driven Analysis:

Data acquisition: focus on transport systemoptimization

Statistics theory and applications in transportsystem analysis

Frequently-used algorithm in big data analysis

Public Transport:

Transit network and modelling process

Operations and service planning

Transport Management:

Road traffic management

Structure and management of transport organization

Transport economics

Traffic Simulation:

Basics in simulation

Procedures of simulation

Research Frontiers:

Network reliability

Travel time uncertainty

Applications of GIS:

Concept of GIS

Conduct projects using ArcGIS


  

III. TeachingSchedule:


Week

Course Content

Teaching Method

1

Course  Introduction

Lecture

2

Four  Step Models:  Trip Generation

Lecture

3

Four  Step Models: Trip Distribution

Lecture

4

Four  Step Models: Mode Choice

Lecture

5

Discrete  Choice Model

Lecture

6

Activity-Based  Models

Lecture

7

Licensing and when  are they employed

Lecture

8

Four  Step Models: Traffic Assignment I

Lecture

9

Mathematical  Tools and Solution Algorithm

Lecture

10

Four  Step Models: Traffic Assignment II

Lecture

11

Modelling  for Network Design and Management

Lecture

12

Data-driven  Analysis

Lecture

13

Public  Transport

Lecture

14

Transport  Management

Lecture

15

Traffic  Simulation

Lecture

16

Research  Frontiers

Lecture

17

Applications  of GIS

Lecture & Seminar

18

Project  Presentation

Exam