Design and economy of transportation systems - (5 cfu)

Prof. Felice Giuliani Tel. 0521.905905 - Fax. 0521.905924
  E-mail. felice.giuliani@unipr.it
 


Finalità

The course aims to give the theoretical basis for studying the main transportation systems. A particular attention is paid to design according to safety criteria for transportation infrastructures of urban and national road network, to railroads design, to transportation policy, planning and development.

Programma

1. ROAD, VEHICLE, USER
{ Resistances to motion
{ Locomotion mechanic and general equation for traction
{ Longitudinal and transversal drag factor
{ Perception of road environment
{ Classification according to effective provisions laws in force
{ Roads constituent elements

2. CLASSIFICTION AND DEFINITION OF ROADS
{ Classification according to effective provisions laws in force
{ Roads constituent elements
{ Vertical signs and pavement markings
{ Road lighting
{ Guardrail barriers
{ Urban roads characteristic and traffic control safety devices

3. ROAD CROSS-SECTION DESIGN
{ Traffic issues and traffic indexes
{ Speed, flow and traffic volume
{ Road capacity in conditions of uninterrupted flow
{ Road cross-section design using Highway Capacity Manual method

4. ROAD INTERSECTION
{ Notes and types of intersections
{ Visibility in intersection at grade
{ Types of itersections at grade and design of constituent elements
{ Delay phenomena in traffic
{ Mechanism of queue forming
{ Calculation of the length of accumulation zones
{ Design of exchange zones
{ Roundabouts
{ Traffic analysis for roudabouts
{ Calculation and design of a roudabouts with large and medium diameter
{ Grade separations and interchanges
{ Types of interchanges
{ Intersections with traffic signals
{ Classification of signalized intersection
{ Calculation of traffic signal cycle

5. MOBILITY
{ Notes, transportation costs
{ Transportation system as supply to the demand
{ Dimensions of mobility demand
{ Evaluation of current demand by mean of studies
{ Zoning and studies
{ Prevision of future demand
{ Design principles and the use of analytical models

6. THE URBAN TRAFFIC PLAN
{ City traffic planning
{ Notes and goals of Urban Traffic Plan
{ Investigation for traffic control and parking area
{ Origin-Destination studies and parking studies
{ Organization and regulation of parking
{ Interventions and technical guidelines

7. TRAFFIC CALMING TECHNIQUES FOR URBAN AND NATIONAL ROADS
{ Traffic control devices
{ Pedestrian safety
{ Cycling road and cycle safe facilities (geometry, norms and materials)
{ Level of service design pedestrian crossing streets
{ Road lighting design
{ Vertical signs and pavement markings

8. RAIL TRANSPORTATION
{ The rail track gauge
{ Gauge widening in curve
{ The dynamic of motion along curves
{ The superelevation of the outer rail of the curve
{ Compensated and not compensated acceleration
{ Superelevation ramp
{ Railway alignment
{ Horizontal and vertical alignment
{ Notes about design of railways
{ Railway timetable
{ The rail design
{ Railway alignment in tunnels
{ Circular curves and alignment
{ Parabolic curves
{ The railway structure
9. INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION
{ Design and organization of intermodal area
{ Unimodal and intermodal transportation
{ Structures of intermodal area
{ Economical intermodality
{ Intermodal station
{ Notes about logistics of transport

10. DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING OPTIONS
{ Evaluation criteria
{ Financial analysis and economic analysis
{ Benefit-cost analysis
{ Multimodal analysis
{ Definition of goals and objectives achievements matrices
{ Problems of multimodal analysis

11. TRANSPORTATION AND MANAGEMENT OF DANGEROUS GOODS
{ Dangerous goods: identifying and classification
{ Relative hazard for individual goods
{ Hazard labels and vehicles characteristics
{ Cisterns for transportation
{ Logistics of dangerous goods
{ The advisor for transportation safety

Modalità d'esame

Written and oral examination.

Testi consigliati

Lessons notes given to students.
- De Luca M., Tecnica ed Economia dei Trasporti, CUEN, Napoli, 1990.
- Ferrari P., Giannini F., Ingegneria Stradale V Geometria e Progetto di Strade, ISEDI, 1999.
- Vicuna G. Organizzazione e tecnica ferroviaria, Ed. CIFI, Collegio Ingegneri Ferroviari Italiani, Roma, 1993.
- Giuliani F., Interventi di ingegneria delle infrastrutture per la sicurezza delle strade in esercizio, Provincia di Parma.


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