UT-82 Traffic and traffic infrastructures

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Urban Mobility
1st Year, sem 2, 2022-2023 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 1C+2L | ECTS Credits: 8
Urban Planning and Territorial Development
Course Leader:
conf.dr.ing Valentin Anton
Learning outcomes:
The course addresses the general principles of urban mobility professional training: • Basic knowledge of urban road traffic management. • Basic knowledge of junction design (traffic & geometrical layouts). • Basic knowledge of urban roads design. • Use of information technology for traffic engineering. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to: • Explain the structuring principles of urban road networks. • Describe the content of a traffic study. • Use of appropriate calculation formulas. • Analyze the results of a traffic study. • Calculate various options for managing urban mobility.
The course is intended to present and debate the following subject during classes: • Generalities concering modes of transportation: classifications, characteristics • Trips evaluation principles • Traffic surveys/inquiries • Traffic engineering notions • Junctions • Trips management at junctions • Trips modelling The seminar proposes that students prepare a traffic study for designing an urban development: • evaluating the number of trips • drawing up the trip management solutions for the urban development interior area and for connecting that area with the existing road network outside its boundaries
Teaching Method:
The course consists of lectures and debate on the subjects mentioned above. The class is tought using multimedia & online tools. During seminars students work individually or in small groups of 1-3 people to draw up proposals for urban development and its connection to the existing road network.
Showing an individual contribution by documenting a synthesis on a chosen subject from the course contents – 50%. Presentation & analysis of the practical application at the end of the semester – 50%.
At the beginning of the semester, students receive in digital format the following references. Main referrences: 1. „Trafic si infrastructuri de circulatie” - note curs 2020 - Conf.dr.ing. Valentin Anton 2. „Inginerie de Trafic” - Dorobantu St & Racanel I. – I.C.B. ed.1980 3. „Highway Capacity Manual”2010 - Transportation Research Board, National Academies 4. „Tranportation Systems and Service Policy” – John Schoon – Chaptan & Hall – 1996. 5. „Intersection Capacity Utilization” - Trafficware Corporation – USA, 2003. Additional referrences: 1. „Signalized Intersections: Informational Guide” – Report No. FHWA-HRT-04-091 2. „Signal Timing Process - Final Report” – FHWA no. Dtfh61-01-c-00183 3. „ Wikipedia.org” – The Free Enciclopedia