Module Description : Road Traffic Theory & its Application
Module Code(s) : T8/XIMP0008
Module Coordinator : Bani Anvari
Outline :

Vehicle-following and fluid models of traffic flow, applications of models of traffic flow. Traffic queues: steady state and time-dependent analysis. Modelling, analysis and design of priority junctions and roundabouts. Signal control at individual junctions, coordinated signal control, priority for public transport in signal control, design of signal-controlled road junctions, principles of urban traffic control and calculation of timing plans. Comprehensive traffic management - objectives, techniques, modelling and evaluation.

Aims And Learning Outcomes :

To show how current techniques for design of elements of the road system and the management and control of all kinds of traffic on the roads are supported by fundamental understanding, modelling and optimisation techniques.

Pre- And Co- Requisites :

This unit may only normally be taken concurrently with or after completing Option Unit T11 and should normally be taken only after completing Core Units T2 and T3. It contains a good deal of numerical and mathematical material.
Assessment :

2 hour written exam: best 3 answers from an unrestricted choice of 5 questions

3 pieces of assessed coursework

Reading List :

Multiple sources advised to students in handouts at lectures during the course


Separate hondouts for each lecture session