Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2021Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSQN0501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Transportation Engineering
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Transportation Engineering
フジワラ アキマサ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon9-10,Weds9-10:IDEC 201
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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•Class style: Online using Bb9 and Teams
•Start date of class: April 14 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Civil Engineering
Eligible Students M1
Keywords transportation, infrastructure, planning 
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Class Status
within Educational
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Class Objectives
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The students will learn the basic theories about infrastructure development and planning and transport policies. 
Class Schedule 1  Introduction and overview of transport statistics 
 The history of transport infrastructure development will be reviewed and the current stage of the development and planning will be introduced.
2/3 Traffic flows and highway capacity
 The fundamental theory of traffic flow and road capacity will be lectured.
4 Intersection design
 The design methods of road intersections and traffic control will be explained.
5 Transportation Networks
 The transport network theory and optimization methods will be lectured.
6/7 Road Planning in Neighborhood / Bicycle
 The basic theory of road planning in neighborhood and bicycle planning will be explained by introducing the actual plans.
8/9 Public Transport Planning
 Public transport planning (i.e. railway, bus, light rail transit, port and airport) will be introduced. Also the design methods will be explained.
10 Transportation Planning in Tourism
 The issues of transport planning in tourism will be discussed.
11 Transportation Demand Management
 Travel demand management measures to decrease congestion, traffic accidents and emission by appropriately managing the demand will be introduced.
12 Air Quality, Noise and Energy  
 The countermeasures on environmental issues caused by transport sectors, i.e. air pollution, noise and energy consumption, will be discussed. Also the evaluation method of environmental value will be lectured.
13 Intelligent Transport Systems
 The recent development of ITS in US, Europe and Japan will be introduced. The advantages and disadvantages of ITS will be discussed.
14 Universal Design and barrier free in transport  
 The concept of universal design of infrastructure will be lectured. Also the global standard and actual problems will be discussed.
15 Final Examination 
Reading Lists:
1) Institute of Highways & Transportation (1996): Guidelines for Developing Urban Transport Strategies, Stephen Austin, Hertford.
2) Daganzo, C. (1997): Fundamentals of Transportation and Traffic Operations, Pergamon.
3) Papacostas, C. & P. Prevedouros (1993): Transportation Engineering and Planning, Prentice Hall.
4) Taylor, H., W. Young & P. Bonsall (1996): Understanding Traffic Systems: Data, Analysis and Presentation, Ashgate, pp.37-126.
5) Department of Transport (1994): Traffic Calming in Practice, Landor Publishing.
6) Hass-Klau, Carmen (1990): The pedestrian and city traffic, Belhaven Press.
7) Rodney Tolley (2003): Sustainable transport planning for walking and cycling in urban environments, Cambridge Wodhead.
8) White, P. (1995): Public Transport ィCIts Planning, Management and Operation, UCL Press.
9) Iles, R. (2005): Public Transport in Developing Countries, Elsevier.
10) Hensher, D. et al.(2003): Handbook of Transport and the Environment, Elsevier.
11) Banister, D. (2005): Unsustainable Transport: City transport in the new country, Routledge.
12) Hanson, S. (1995): The Geography of Urban Transportation, The Guilford Press, pp.435-469.
13) Risto Näätänen and Heikki Summala (1976): Road-user Behavior and Traffic Accidents, Elsevier.
14) Stough, R. (2001): Intelligent Transport Systems: Cases and Policies, Edward Eigar.
15) Wolfgang F. E. Preiser & Elaine Ostroff (2001): Universal Design Handbook, McGraw-Hill Professional. 
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Requirements The students are recommended to have learnt “Probability and Statistics” and “Optimization”. 
Grading Method The achievements are evaluated in reports and final presentation. 
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