Subject: Transportation and Transport Infrastructures
Number of ECTS:
1 - Acquire knowledge and skills associated with the study of Transport and Roads.
2 - Understanding the transport systems and the problems associated in their technical and social economic components.
3 - Acquiring the ability to analyze the attributes of the traffic flows and the determinants of transport choices.
4 - Understanding the dependencies between land use and supply / demand for transport and using simple models for estimate the demand.
5 - Understand objectives and difficulties associated of transport networks unimodal and intermodal and evaluate their design and performance.
6 - Knowing the basics of the projects evaluation methods and the legal framework and legislation of transports.
7 - Acquire theoretical and practical elements essential to the roads design, especially roads and highways.
1 - Transports:
1. Observing, recording and representation of mobility;
2. Operational Perfomance Key elements of transport systems;
3. Framework of transports with the Society, the Environment and Territory;
4. Mathematical models for the estimation of transports demand: Models of tendency, elasticity and discrete choice;
5. Setup and performance Evaluation of network infrastructure and transport services;
6. Advantages and difficulties of intermodality;
7. Mathematical models of global transport planning;
8. Intervention in the transport sector: justification and methods of project evaluation and legal framework.
2 - Roads:
1. Transport and infrastructure of transport: road, rail and airport. Major similarities and differences in design and construction;
2. Phases of a project;
3. Topographic, geotechnical and environmental constraints;
4. Traffic studies;
5. Notion of construction and maintenance costs and cost / benefit analysis;
6. Geometric design of roads (plan, profile, longitudinal and transverse).
7. Cross-section type (gabarit, width of roads, berms, separators);
8. Elements of the layout in plan and longitudinal profile;
9. The driver and the road project (design speed, maximum and average speed, sight distances, stopping and braking);
10. Transition curves, superelevation;
11. Earthworks, quantification of volumes of excavation and embankment, balance of the chart Bruckner;
12. Surface drainage (longitudinal gutters, ditches the tabs, banquettes in ditches, gutters crest, sewers
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Wrigth, Paul H. & Meyer, Michael & LAI, James S. & PARSONSON, Peter S. , 1995 , Highway Engineering , John Wiley and Sons
Roger Cóquand , 1985 , Routes - circulation tracé Routes - construction - entretien , Edition Eyrolles
Jacob Carciente , 1980 , Carreteras: Estudio y proyecto ,
Konstadinos Goulias , 2002 , Transportation Systems Planning , CRC Press
Juan de Dios Ortuzar, Luis G Willumsem , 2001 , Modelling Transport , Wiley
Randolf W. Hall , 2003 , Handbook of Transportation Science , Springer
S. Washington, M. G. Karlaftis, F.L. Mannering , 2003 , Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data Analysis , CRC Press
Assesssment methods and criteria:
Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)
1. Regular Season - a test with theoretical and practical problems and questions related to the subjects taught in the discipline - It aims to assess theoretical knowledge and theoretical and practical by a final test that covers various topics of the course, which focuses on the ability of the student relate parts of matter.
2. Regular Season - 2 Work - It aims to assess students theoretical and practical knowledge by doing a work presented in a report, presentation or discussion. Allows students to develop skills for the development of research work, writing, presentation of results, develop oral communication skills and teamwork.
3. Season of Appeal - Exam with theoretical issues and practical problems related to the subjects taught in the discipline - has objectives to assess theoretical and practical knowledge by a final exam integrator that covers various topics of the course, which focuses on the ability of the student relate parts of matter.
4. Special Season - Exam with theoretical issues and practical problems related to the subjects taught in the discipline - has objectives to assess theoretical and practical knowledge by a final exam integrator that covers various topics of the course, which focuses on the ability of the student relate parts of matter.