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Teoria dei Sistemi di Trasporto
Theory of Transportation systems
Andrea Graziani

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 6
Hours 48
Period I
Language ENG

Basic notions of physics (kinematics, dynamics, thermodynamics), calculus (derivation/integration), differential equations.

Learning outcomes
The objective of the course is to provide the theoretical background required to analyse and understand the engineering issues related to transportation systems, on a scientific basis. In particular, the course will cover the functional characteristics of road infrastructures and the main operative and safety features of airport infrastructures.
The course will provide students with the ability to analyse and solve practical problems commonly related to the functional design of road and airport infrastructures.
Analytical and methodological skills acquired during the course will be helpful for solving issues common of other subjects within the framework of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with the aim of improving learning and communication skills in a multidisciplinary context.

Static characteristics, kinematics and dynamics of road vehicles. Traction, friction and adherence. Tyre-pavement interaction, breaking. The road users. Functional classification of roads and road networks. The cross section and its elements. Traffic flow basics. The fundamental diagram and the Greenshielsd model. The law of traffic conservation and the LWR model. Roads apacity and level of service. Functional design of road section, the Highway Capacity Manual approach. The nature of civil aviation and air transport. Aircraft characteristics related to airport design. Computation of runway length, performance curves, the Advisory Circular FAA 150/5325-4B, the ICAO Aerodrome Design Manual. Airside Configuration. Geometric characteristics of the airfield. Obstacle limitation surfaces. Airport lighting, marking and signing. Planning and design of the terminal area. Airfied capacty and delay, the Blumstein model.

Development of the examination
Learning is evaluated through a final exam which consists of a written test and an oral exam. In the written test the student will have to solve practical problems (applications) and answer to theoretical questions. Two hours are generally required to complete the written test. In the oral exam the student will discuss one or more topics treated during the course. A positive score in the written text is necessary for the admission to the oral exam

In order to obtain a positive evaluation, each student shall demonstrate his/her knowledge of the course topics, with particular reference to the organization and functional design of transportation infrastructures (roads and airports).

The score of the written test is calculated by summing the score of each individual question. The final grade is assigned on the basis of such a score and the outcome of the oral exam.

In order to obtain an overall positive grade the student shall obtain a positive score both in the written and the oral exam. Higher grades are obtaind by those student who demonstrate an accurate knowledge of the course topics. The highest grade (30 cum laude) is assigned to the student who also shows an outstanding and brilliant exposition.

Recommended reading
Esposito T., Mauro R., “Fondamenti di infrastrutture viarie - Voll. 1 e 2, Hevelius. Torrieri V. “Tecnica ed Economia dei Trasporti“, Edizioni scientifiche Italiane Horonjeff R., McKelvey F.X., “Planning & Design of Airports”, McGraw Hill N. Ashford – P.H. Wright, “Airport Engineering”, John Wiley and Sons R. de Neufville, A. Odoni, “Airport Systems – Planning, Design and Management”, McGraw Hill F.A. Santagata, “Starde - Teoria a tecnica delle costruzioni stradali“

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