Transportation Systems and the Principles of their Functioning

Major – Technology of Transport Facilities

Qualification (degree) – Master

Course modules (units, topics):

The course consists of the following units and topics:

1. Introduction.

Topics: Definition of a transport and transport-technological system. Classification, components, and functions of the systems. Functioning of the Integrated transport system.

2. Organization of transport system works.

Topics: Organization of railway transport system works. Organization of automobile transport system works. Organization of air transport system works. Organization of marine transport system works. Organization of works of regional and municipal transport systems. Organization of works of transport hubs.

3. Transport system management.

Topics: Principles of transport system functioning. Modeling and improvement of transport system parameters. Problems and prospects of transport system development.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Tutorials.

Total – 180 hours

Total credit points – 5

Lectures – 18

Practicals – 18/18И

Midterm assessment – examination

Transport Modes Interaction in Transport Systems

Major – Technology of Transport Facilities

Qualification (degree) – Master

Course modules (units, topics):

The course consists of the following units and topics:

1. Introduction.

Topics: Definition of a transport and transport-technological system. Classification, components, and functions of the systems. Functioning of the Integrated transport system.

2. Transport hubs as the place of interaction of different transport modes.

Topics: Classification and purpose of hubs. Equipment of transport hubs. Characteristics of technical facilities. Types of works performed. Operating procedures of transport hubs. Freight transfer and handling procedures. Shipping paperwork. Dispatcher service.

3. Legal coordination at transport hubs.

Topics: Rights and obligations of participants of the transportation process. Types of contracts, basic terms of delivery. Reporting and claims activities. Charters, codes, and other regulatory documents.

4. Interaction of transport modes on the basis of logistic principles.

Topics: Logistic concepts. Combined shipment. Technology and organisation of multimodal and intermodal transport.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Tutorials.

Total – 180 hours

Total credit points – 5

Lectures – 18

Practicals – 18/18И

Midterm assessment – examination

Systems Theory

Major – Technology of Transport Facilities

Qualification (degree) – Master

Course modules (units, topics):

The course consists of the following units and topics:

1. Main concepts of the systems theory.

Topics: Concepts defining the system struxture. System components, relation, structure, external environment. Definition of a transport system.

2. System functioning.

Topics: System process characteristics. Definition and structure of the control system. Control automation.

3. Systems modeling.

Topics: Models of complex systems. Classification of types of modeling. Building mathematical models.

4. Systems analysis.

Topics: Principles and structure of the systems analysis. Evaluation of complex systems. Basic measuring scales.

5.Evaluation of systems.

Topics: Indicators and criteria of systems evaluation. Methods of the qualitative systems evaluation. Examples of conceptual models and methods of systems evaluation.  

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Tutorials.

Total – 180 hours

Total credit points – 5

Laboratory – 72/30И

Midterm assessment – examination

Theory of Traffic Flow

Major – Technology of Transport Facilities

Qualification (degree) – Master

Course modules (units, topics):

The course consists of the following units and topics:

1. Introduction. Organisation of traffic flow in the system.

Topics: Definition of transport and transport-technological systems, their classification and development factors. Classification and structure of transport flows. Arterial and industrial traffic flows. Definition of transport flow rate and its adaptation to changes in cargo and passenger flow rate.  Modern methods of transport flow formalization. Points of formation, processing and termination of transport flows.

2. Study of transport flow patterns.

Topics: Choosing optimum methods of operational redistribution of traffic performance and capacities among different links of transport systems. Calculation of statistical parameters of traffic flow. Methods of impact on traffic flow. Improvement of traffic flow characteristics.

3. Application of logistical principles of traffic flow control.

Topics: Definitions of modern logistics. Systems approach in logistics. Parameters of logistical flows, methods and practices of their evaluation and forecasting. Modern technologies of logistical flow parameter control. Problems of implementation of logistical flow control methods. Evaluation of logistical costs and transport logistics efficiency.

4. Improvement of flows in the transport system.

Topics: Flow improvement methods. Flow channeling. Costing of flow processing. Removal of flow barriers. Applications of the theory of traffic flow. Traffic routing. Development of urban transport systems.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Tutorials.

Total – 108 hours

Total credit points – 3

Lectures – 18

Practicals – 18/4И

Midterm assessment – examination

Specialized Rolling Stock and its Certification

Major – Technology of Transport Facilities

Qualification (degree) – Master

Course modules (units, topics):

The course consists of the following units and topics:

1. Licensing and certification in transportе.

Topics: Licensing and certification system of the Russian Federation. Licensing of transport activities. Transport certification system.

2. Specialized rolling stock.

Topics: Specialized railway rolling stock. Specialized road rolling stock.

3. Design engineering and repair of specialized rolling stock.

Topics: Basics of the design engineering and repair of specialized rolling stock. Repair and maintenance systems of the railway rolling stock. Repair and maintenance systems of the road rolling stock.

4. Certification of specialized railway rolling stock.

Topics: Certification of specialized traction facilities and wagons. Certification of rolling-stock repair services. Certification of special and specialized rolling stock.

5. Certification of specialized road rolling stock.

Topics: Road transport certification system. Certification of mechanical transport vehicles. Certification of transport-vehicle repair and maintenance services. Certification of special and specialized road rolling stock.

6. Repair and upgrading of specialized rolling stock.

Topics: Life extension and plant life extension of specialized rolling stock. Overhaul repairs and upgrading of particular units and the whole structure of specialized rolling stock. Inspection of specialized rolling stock after repair measures.

Activities:

  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Tutorials.

Total – 144 hours

Total credit points – 4

Practicals – 55/30И

Midterm assessment – examination

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