Executive Courses Details

(A) By Prof.Ashish Verma, IISc Bangalore, India

1. Title of the Course:Sustainable Urban Transport Planningand Evaluation

2. Broad subject area: Transportation Engineering and Planning, Urban Planning

3. Introduction:
Due to failure of traditional supply-based infrastructure measures and resultant transport related externalities, the focus has shifted to demand-based measures for sustainable transport (ST) development. This executive course will cover various aspects of planning and evaluating ST measures for Indian cities.

4. Whom will the course benefit? :Field professionals, Faculty members, and Students working in the area of Transportation Engineering and Planning, urban planning

5. Objectives of the Course:

a. To build capacity of Field professionals, Faculty members, and Students working in the area of Transportation Engineering and Planning, and urban planning to develop sustainable transport solutions for Indian cities and regions.
b. To impart training of modelling and analytical methods to plan and evaluate sustainability of urban transportation projects and policies.
c.  To give an inter-disciplinary understanding of various factors related to urban planning, land use, perception/aspirations, travel behaviour, that affects the development and promotion of sustainable urban transport.

6.  Course Contents (For 3 hour Executive Course)

  1. Introduction to Sustainable Urban Transport
  2. Indicators and Evaluation of Sustainable Urban Transport
  3. Planning and Evaluation techniques to measure and evaluate sustainability of urban transportation projects and policies
  4. Urban and Land use planning for Sustainable Urban Transport
  5. Planning and Evaluation for Public transport, Walking and Cycling
  6. Impact of factors related to perception/aspirations, travel behaviour, on development and promotion of sustainable urban transport

7.  Expert Speaker:Prof. Ashish Verma, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg., IISc Bangalore

(B) By Prof.Murali Krishnan, IIT Madras, India

Title: DSR and Bitumen - What can go wrong?

Lecture 1 (Murali Krishnan, IIT Madras - 45 minutes): Introduction to Rheology - Elastic, viscous and viscoelastic behavior - Basic principles of a creep test, stress relaxation test, and oscillatory tests - Zero shear viscosity, creep compliance, retardation time and retardation time spectrum, relaxation modulus, relaxation time and relaxation time spectrum, SAOS and LAOS, Lissajous plots.

Lecture 2 (Dharmesh Gala - Anton Paar - 45 minutes): Design of Rheometer, Introduction to Couette, parallel plate and cone and plate geometry - Measurement Point Duration - Factors to be considered in measurement with a DSR - Taylor vortices, Gap setting, Inertia, Edge fracture, Temperature control, Sample drying, Wall slip

Tea break for 15 minutes 

Lecture 3 (Nivitha - PSG Tech. 45 minutes): Application to Bitumen Testing - Case Histories of testing related to bitumen - Stress relaxation test for bitumen - Creep and recovery test for bitumen with special emphasis on ASTM D7405 - Amplitude sweep and check for linearity with special emphasis on ASTM D7175 - Relevance of sample preconditioning and preshearing with experimental data. 

Course Materials: Relevant ASTM standards will be shared - A limited number of copies of Applied Rheology book will also be given free to the participants (https://www.amazon.in/Applied-Rheology-Thomas-G-Mezger/dp/3950401601)

(C) By Prof.R. Jayakrishnan, University of California at Irvine, USA

Transport Planning: Relevance of Dynamic Analysis & Modeling
Summary:  The tutorial will focus on the development of dynamic analysis and simulation modeling schemes during the past two decades, discuss the need for incorporating such concepts in transport planning, with some specific attention to the Indian context.  Experience from using simulation schemes in transport planning for highway construction and repair investment by the state of California (USA) will be used to illustrate the discussed methodologies.  Analysis for transit and shared-mobility systems which were difficult with traditional paradigms, will also be discussed.  The proposed topics are:

1. Traditional transport planning and its shortcomings
2. Dynamic analysis principles
3. Incorporating simulation models
4. Incorporating transit and shared-mobility options
4. Regional vs sub-regional and city-region-level analysis
5. Incorporating freight planning and environmental analysis
6. Preparing for a tech-driven future with more data

(D) By Prof.G. Tiwari, MoUD Chair Professor, TRIPP/CE Department, IIT Delhi

Data for evolving Road Traffic safety Strategies

Road traffic crashes (RTC) resulting in deaths and injuries have been recognized as a major public health problem globally. The latest WHO report on Road Traffic Injuries(WHO and 2018) has listed RTC as the leading cause of death for the age group 5-29 years. The continued increase in number of road traffic injuries and fatalities in India have become a cause of major concern in India. The need for evidence based strategies to address this growing public health problem has been recognized by all stakeholders. This has necessitated the collection of relevant and reliable information of road traffic crashes.
Traffic crash is a multi-factorial phenomenon. These factors are usually related to traffic and road characteristics, drivers and other road users, vehicles, and environment. Traffic characteristics (such as traffic flow and speed) and road characteristics (such as road geometry and the quality of infrastructure) might affect road accidents. Traffic safety strategies involve road designs, urban plans and vehicle designs. Relevant information is required by law enforcement agencies and health sector experts who have to deal with the after effects of traffic crashes.
This course will cover the following aspects of road traffic crash data:

    I. Discussion of current practice of road traffic crash recording and reporting systems in India and possible shortcomings at various stages of recording and reporting practices with examples.
    II. Review of International best practices (USA, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea) of recording and reporting Road Traffic Crash Data.
    III. Recommendations for improving reliability and quality of Road Traffic Crash Data in India.

Three hour course module will have lecture, group discussion and hands on training with primary data.
Participants: The course is relevant for researchers and practitioners involved in road traffic safety research.

(E) By Prof.Animesh Das, IIT Kanpur, India and Prof. P. K. Agarwal, MANIT Bhopal

Title of the Course: Pavement evaluation and maintenance
Course content:  Types of distresses and measure, structural and functional evaluation of pavement, principles of falling weight deflectometer, structural rehabilitation, maintenance prioritization, resource allocation for highway maintenance. The course will emphasize the underlyingprinciples and will not focus on provisions of the codes.  

Target participants: highway engineers (field engineers and consultants), faculty members and postgraduate students interested in pavement

(F) By Prof.Shashi Nambisan, Ph.D., P.E., Executive Director & Professor of Civil Engineering, Alabama Transportation Institute, The University of Alabama

Title of the course:
Garnering Commitment and Attracting Investments for Transport Infrastructure Systems
Course Abstract:
The session will address key challenges related to the development of a plan to address the transportation investment needs at a state level and winning stakeholder support to increase investments in the transportation systems. It will use the case study based on the Alabama 2040 initiative (2017 to 2019) in the state of Alabama, United States. This initiative led to the enactment of a legislative package that substantially increases the revenue streams for investments in the state’s roads, bridges, and port system. A report from a study that was part of the initiative will be used as a reference.
The URL for the report is  http://ovpred.ua.edu/files/2019/03/Alabama-2040-Report-ATPRC-2019-001_3.11.2019.pdf.


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