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Förslaget inkom 2011-06-27

Master theses on traffic simulation, impact models and sustainable traffic control

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Introduction
Transport has increased dramatically over the past two decades. In the European transport system, road traffic increases at an average rate of 2-3% per year. Sustainability is a rather important issue for transportation management, because on one hand transport development is connected with social economic growth while on the other hand it puts enormous pressure on the global environment. Reduction of fuel consumption and air pollution induced by traffic has therefore become a more and more serious concern in transport planning and management as well as for vehicle industry. To meet requirements on sustainable development, traffic simulation and impact models have become important approaches for evaluation and optimization of large scale transportation systems. In Trafik och Logistik (ToL) KTH, our recent research work ranges from vehicle emission modeling using real data to integrated traffic impact modeling and to sustainable traffic control and operations.

Master thesis
This degree project has an objective to optimize current traffic control measures such as signal control with respect to traffic impacts in terms of emissions. M.Sc. students with relevant backgrounds in civil and environmental engineering, mechanical or vehicle engineering as well as computer science and electrical engineering could apply for the thesis project. A prior knowledge of transport modeling and operational research will add benefits for successful completion of the degree project. The students are expected to have solid analytical skill and programming capability such as programming MATLAB and/or Python with other third-party software to solve optimization problems.

Contact persons
Xiaoliang Ma, PhD, Senior Forskare, Visiting address: Teknikringen 72, ToL/CTR, Email: liang@ctr.kth.se; Tel: 7908426


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