Checking date: 27/05/2019


Course: 2019/2020

Transport Engineering
(16092)
Study: Master of Engineering and Transport Machinery (73)
EPI


Coordinating teacher: OLMEDA SANTAMARIA, ESTER

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
Semester:




Students are expected to have completed
Machine Kinematics, Machine design and fundamental Mechanics
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
After completing the course, students will have acquired general skills related to the field of transport, as well as specific engineering knowledge on transport vehicles by road and rail. Moreover, the sutdent will learn about the transport sector from the point of view of management and calculation of traffic parameters.
Description of contents: programme
1.- INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION. 2.- TRAFFIC ENGINEERING. MACROSCOPIC MODELS. 3.- TRAFFIC ENGINEERING. MICROSCOPIC MODELS. 4.- CONTACT PNEUMATIC-SHOES AND WHEEL-RAIL. 5.- EXTRAVIARY TRANSPORTATION. 6.- TRAVEL OPERATIONS OF TRAVELERS. 7.- ROAD SAFETY. 8.- INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION. 9.- TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS. 10.- NOISE IN THE TRANSPORTATION.
Learning activities and methodology
The activities used for the training of this subject are based mainly on theoretical classes in which the lectures of the subject are carefully developed, accompanied by sessions of problems taught in the classroom. A series of laboratory practices (2) serve to put in the student's judgment particualr aspects exposed in the classroom. Finally, visits are made to companies in the sector in order that the student knows first hand some aspects related to the subject. Visits and their number depend each academic year on the number of students enrolled. When there is an opportunity, speakers from the sector will be invited.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.