Urban transportation planning

IIT Madras, , Prof. V. Thamizh Arasan

Updated On 02 Feb, 19


Introduction:Transport and Socioeconomic Activities, Historical Development of Transport, Transportation in the Cities, Freight Transportation, Future Developments - Urban Transportation System Planning - Conceptual Aspects:Transport Planning Process, Problem Definition, Solution Generation, Solution Analysis, Evaluation and Choice, Implementation, Sequence of Activities Involved in Transport analysis - Trip Generation Analysis:Trip Production Analysis, Category Analysis, Trip Attraction Modelling - Mode Choice Modelling:Influencing Factors, Earlier Modal Split Models, Trip-End Type Modal Split Model, Trip-Interchange Modal Split Model, Disaggregate Mode-Choice Model, Logit Model of Mode Choice, Binary Choice Situations, Multinomial Logit Model, Model calibration, Case studies - Trip Distribution Analysis:Presentation of Trip-Distribution Data, PA Matrix to OD Matrix, Basis of Trip Distribution, Gravity Model of Trip Distribution, Calibration of Gravity Model, Singly and Doubly Constrained Gravity Models, A case Studies, Growth Factor Methods of Trip Distribution, Uniform Factor Method, Average Factor Method, Fratar Growth-Factor Method, Disadvantage of Growth Factor Method.

Route Assignment:Description of transport network, Route Choice Behaviour, The Minimum Path, Minimum Path Algorithm, Route Assignment Techniques, All-or-Nothing Assignment, Multipath Traffic Assignment, Capacity-Restrained Traffic Assignment - Transportation Surveys:Definition of Study Area, Zoning, Types of Movements, Types of Surveys, Home-Interview Survey, Commercial Vehicle Survey, Intermediate Public Transport Survey, Public Transport Survey, Roadside-Interview Survey, Cordon-Line Survey, Post-Card Questionnaire Survey, Registration-Number Survey, Tag-on-Vehicle Survey - Transport Related Land-Use Models:Development of Land - Use models, The Lowry Model, Application of Lowry Model - Urban Structure:Urban Activity Systems, Urban Movement Hierarchies, Types of Urban Structure, Centripetal-Type Urban Structure, Grid-Type Urban Structure, Linear-Type Urban Structure, Directional Grid Urban Structure - Urban Goods Movement:Classification of Urban Goods Movements, Methodology of Approach to Analysis of Goods Movement, Modelling Demand for Urban Goods Transport.


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Urban transportation planning by Dr. V. Thamizh Arasan, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras For more details on NPTEL visit httpnptel.iitm.ac.in



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Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.

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Great course. Thank you very much.