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2009/10 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN5290M Network Analysis Models

15 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Dave Milne

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2009/10


TRAN5020MPrinciples of Transport Model.
TRAN5031MTransport Data Collection and Analysis

This module is not approved as an Elective


To provide students with a sound understanding of the principles underlying traffic assignment models. To ensure that they understand the ways in which these models may be applied to assess a range of practical situations. To ensure that they are able to use the SATURN software package, and to correctly interpret its inputs and outputs.


Basic components of traffic assignment models. Wardrop Equilibrium Models. Solution Algorithms. Elastic assignment. Trip matrix estimation. Data quality and error analysis. Network aggregation. Applications: capacity changes; road pricing. Developing country applications. SATURN training: network coding, model principles, convergence, calibration, validation, case studies.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours121.00
Total Contact hours29.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportSATURN Report30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 16/04/2010


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